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Credited with starting the Tex-Mex mania, Jane Butel published her first cookbook on New Mexican and American Mexican food in the 1960's. Eighteen cookbooks later, her latest cookbook, “Real Women Eat Chiles” features the healthy aspects of chiles, and profiles some of the real women who eat them...More




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Group Photos


week long class 2008  Teambuilding 2008 


February 2011 Class Photo  Cooking Making 

Food Photos



Chile Seared Salmon


 Aztec Pork Chops 


 Sweet Potato Soup   

Composed Nachos




Green Chicken Enchildas

 Spicy Crispy Chicken 




                                        Bowl Of Red

Recent Press Releases


Corrales Comment, December 19, 2020, Tamale Rolling story by Meredith Hughes see  Page 1 and  Page 2

Corrales Comment, November, 2014, story by Meredith Hughes on week long school. Full story

Albuquerque Journal, January, 2014, featured in Business Outlook.  Full Story

New Mexico Business Weekly, May 7, 2009, features Jane Butel's professional background in a story titled Exporting Enchantment. Full Story

The Toronto Star, on December 20, 2008, reviewed the Mexican Regional full hands-on cooking classes for which Butel received high praise as being the best hotel based cooking school in the United States. In 2009 the classes were moved to Jane's Corrales kitchen as part of the week long class.  Many of the dishes are also featured in the online cooking class, "All About Chiles". Full Story 

Chili Pepper magazine, May, 2008, features a story written by Jane Butel for an easy to do, yet elegant Southwestern Grilled Party Dinner, all prepared on the grill. Full story 

Albuquerque Journal, Sunday, June 1, 2008 relates comprehensive biographical story on Jane Butel’s career. Full story 

Su Casa Magazine, Summer, 2008 "Cooking with the Queen of Chiles" story on Jane Butel’s career and photos of her kitchen in Corrales, where the weekend classes are given. Full story 

New York Times, multiple stories, starting with a full page October 30, 1979 where Craig Claiborne stated Ms. Butel's credentials are authentic. The quality of this product I have no doubt (talking about the pure ground chiles available through Pecos Valley Spice Co. Frequent other stories tout her school and spices, as in an August 30, 1998 story where Florence Fabricant wrote, Vibrant Southwestern cooking is the specialty of Ms. Butel, an experienced teacher.

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Also All About Chiles, extensive learning online class

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Oaxaca Culinary Week Long Tour, planned for June 11- 18, 2024

Day Classes

Day Classes Calendar Page

Special Party Appetizer, May 9, 2024, 5 PM
Green Chile Fiesta, May 23, 2024, 5PM
Finger Lickin’ Barbecue, May 30, 2024, 5PM

Next weekend class is:

May 17 - 19, 2024

Next weeklong class is:

October 14-18, 2024

 We are scheduling lots of private classes for groups of varying sizes  of up to 12 participants.

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Gift certificates are available -- to order, contact us at

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Where Women Cook


Order my  cookbooks from any of the 3 sources and really help our rating! Tex-Mex cook book cover

Or, order from us if you would like an autographed copy for you or for any persons on your gift list. 

And we will drop ship each book if you like.


Barnes and Noble


Revised, 2nd edition of "Jane Butel's Southwestern Kitchen" was published October 4, 2016.

Southwestern Kitchen book cover 2016

Jane Butel's newest cookbook, "Simply Southwestern"  was published November 22, 2016.



Barnes and Noble

Simply Southwest book cover


Hotter Than Hell was re-published and completely re-edited and released in March, 2017.  If you would like a personally autographed cookbook, order from us NOW

If you would like a personally autographed copy  of the newly released and re-edited  Barbecue cookbook, order from us NOW! 




 Blog Updates  Blogs released regularly.

Recent video recipe:

POSOLE on You TubePosole

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Blog link: Southwest Cooking with Jane Butel


Our wonderful pure, fresh chiles, spices, ingredients and kitchen essentials are in bountiful supply. Order, by selecting the Products key at the top of this page, or click here.

Best of Mexican Regional Recipes

The complete book of all the Mexican regional recipes taught in the award winning Fairmont-Princess Cooking School in Scottsdale. Has such favorites as Rellenos en Nogado, Pollo Cauchate, Mayan Chilaquiles and the luscious Tres Leches. cake. Ebook $2.99.

Softbound Printed Edition

for $2.99

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