Clyde Casey has pursued a lifetime love of art and cooking. His greatest sense of satisfaction and enjoyment comes from sharing his knowledge of New Mexico's colourful heritage and foods with others. Involved in the art business for nearly 40 years, Casey was a noted Western art historian as well as a sculptor of Western bronzes, an art gallery operator and a general promoter of the arts. Also an entertainer, at one time he picked guitar, sang, and wrote songs with a three-man group, the Trailriders. Casey lives with his wife, Millie a prize-winning quilter, in Roswell, New Mexico. They have three grown children, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. At home he works on perfecting his ever-growing collection of New Mexican recipes. He has published three other cookbooks.