Comments: If you thought there was only one guacamole, think again. There are countless iterations of the avocado-based dip.
And according to Nathan Myers, people have been involved in guacamole competitions at least since the days of the Aztecs. He and his friends have been holding annual "Guac Offs" since the turn of the millennium, and he thinks you should, too,
The book includes everything you need to know to throw your own guac off (the rules are loosely based on Sun Tzu's Art of War), as well as 30 recipes for guacamoles you may never have dreamed of (many past winners of Myers' contests). Recipes include Classic Guacs (Mango Guac, Garlic Guac, Lemon Guac, Chunky Tomato Guac) Exotic Guacs (Basque Guac, Asian Guac, Artichoke Guac, Cranberry Guac, High Desert Guac, and Guacamole de Poblanos) and Extreme Guacs (Crab Guac, Feta & Shrimp Cocktail Guac, the ultra-spicy Scarface Guac, and the egg-salad- and bacon-infused Breakfast Guac).
Plenty of avocado history and background, along with additional recipes for salsas, chips, and guacamole-appropriate alcoholic beverages, and a fair amount of wit make Guac Off! a good choice for anyone who wants to expand his or her horizons beyond one basic guacamole recipe.