Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Later Printing edition (January 9, 1990)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 8.1 inches
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I bought this book in a used bookstore after looking through it and deciding it would be a good fit for my family. We all like tortillas and we frequently make variations of burritos and soft tacos, so I looked to this title to give us all some fresh ideas. I have not been disappointed, though there are a few minor points that deserve mention.The title fo this book says it all - the well *filled* tortilla. The emphasis of this book is not how to make the perfect tortilla or how to make 20 variations on beef and bean burritos. It instead emphasizes the varieties of fillings to go in a soft tortilla. This is fine with me, though I would have liked a little more instruction on how to make tortillas, both flour and corn. There are recipes in this book for such but in over 200 pages these are covered in a page or so each. I was surprised to find instructions on making corn tortilla chips and regard that as a bonus but this is not the emphasis of the book.This book has 5 main sections, each broken down into subsections. The main sections are Tortillas, Salads & Toppings, Fillings, Side Salads and finally Tortilla Desserts. All of these are logical divisions, but the biggest of these sections, and the main focus of this book, is the fillings section.The fillings section is broken down into 13 sections that cover a variety of topics including meats (beef, pork and poultry among them, all covered separately), egg fillings, vegetable fillings, seafood and more. Essentially, any type of filling you might want is probably covered in this book.
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