Along with the recipes, though, what really makes this book is all the great historical information that Walsh packs into it. From the history of chili joints and "chili queens" to the birth of the nacho, The Tex-Mex Cookbook will give you fodder for small talk during time outs and dud commercials.
And, as always, we're giving away five (5) copies of Tex-Mex this week. All you have to do is answer in the comments: What is your favorite Super Bowl snack?
Winners will be chosen at random from among the commenters, and comments will be open until noon ET, Monday, February 4. The standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.