Publisher, Pajarito Press Of Los Alamos, New Mexico, Wins The Eric Hoffer Book Awards 2020 Honorable Mention.




Date:       May 20, 2020

From:      Nancy R. Bartlit, Co-owner/President, 505-672-9792

                Mark Rayburn, Co-owner/Art Director, 505-553-5199



Left to Right, Nancy R. Bartlit, Mark Rayburn, Liddie Martinez. Courtesy Photo.


Pajarito Press LLC of Los Alamos, is proud to share the news that The Chile Line—Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes, an extraordinary cookbook of tantalizing recipes preserved by author Liddie Martinez, has won Honorable Mention in the 2020 Eric Hoffer Book Awards in the “Home” category.  The Wire-O-bound volume is strewn with mouth-watering photographs by Liddie herself, with book design and photo-manipulation by Pajarito Press’ art director Mark Rayburn.

The award is accompanied by a judge’s commentary, which itself is a brief masterpiece describing New Mexico and its complex history, culture, and cuisine:In New Mexico, the chile is a subject close to the heart—a topic that stirs emotion and, of course, perks the taste buds. From home cooked treasures passed down from generation-to-generation to timeless recipes that originated over 400 years ago in Spain, the author approaches this solemn topic with the tenacity of an academic and delivers it in such a way that even the cautious beginner can find success. With a variety of delicious recipes and a dash of history, the hungry and curious reader is sure to leave full, both of inspiration and knowledge of New Mexico’s prized cuisine and culture.”

Anyone who has flipped through a few pages or used the book to make a meal would agree!  

The Eric Hoffer Award was created to promote independent writers, authors, and presses. The Award has become one of the top literary awards for independent books, involving over 2,200 books, 25 all-inclusive categories, and over 150 judges. The Chile Line reached the upper 10% of registrants and is highly congratulated. 

More information about The Chile Line can be found on where it can be purchased.