While the recipes in this book are simple & easy to follow, and may even taste good, I have a hard time believing this is authentic New Mexico cooking. Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong, as I freely admit I've never been to New Mexico. To explain my disbelief, in Chapter Two, entitled "The Influence of Old Mexico on the food of New Mexico", the very first recipe, for Cheese Soup, contains Velveeta. Later in the same chapter, the Mexican Omelet calls for "jalapeno-flavored processed American cheese, cubed" and "red salsa, very hot". What?!?