Arizona is known for many things – the Grand Canyon, the Sonora Desert, prickly pear margaritas, John McCain and more but what it might not be known for yet — is the chimichanga.
So, what is a chimichanga? Author Rita Connelly writes a well-researched account what a chimichanga is and who invented it. The invention title can be fighting words because at least a half dozen restaurants around the state vie for that crown. If you like a deep-fried burro (burrito), you’ve come to the right page.
Published by the History Press, Arizona Chimichangas is packed with anecdotes, statewide culinary history, mouth-watering colored photos and recipes.
Connelly will be signing her book at the Tucson-grown Mostly Books on Saturday Feb. 16 at 4 pm. She will also be in Phoenix at the Heard Museum on Saturday Feb. 23 at 2 pm and Sunday Feb. 24 at 2 pm at Changing Hands, Phoenix location.
Chimichangas is Connelly’s third book. Lost Restaurants of Tucson remind us to remember a restaurant scene from the past and Historic Restaurants of Tucson captures the essence of generations of restaurants that still thrive even with the changing tastes of today’s diners. Buy the trilogy for your friends and visiting guests to get a taste of Tucson and beyond.