In the kitchen
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Cooking for friends gives me much pleasure. Whether simple or sublime, the food for a dinner party can express friendship and affection. I love to create special menus for my guests, coordinating … more
Cristina Martinez has joined the El Monte Sagrado Resort & Spa in Taos as its new executive chef.  Martinez, a Native New Mexican, opened her own catering company at 18 years old, … more
Julia Collier began her culinary career at a young age. She was only 12 years old when she started helping at The High Country, the Chama restaurant that her mother managed. She did everything … more
The aroma of freshly made bread wafted across the room. While waiting for Andre Kempton, my nose led me to the kitchen, where handmade loaves were baked. There was a sheet of chocolate chip … more
Recently, as I often do, I made breakfast using the leftovers of the evening before in an egg scramble.  The only thing was that the leftovers were a bit unusual to include in an egg dish. … more
I don’t usually go for wine tourism. Sure, as a wine professional, it can be fun to visit the places where the products I sell are made. But, really, going to wineries on vacation sometimes … more
No holiday season in New Mexico would be complete without the biscochito. Recipes vary, of course, but you can usually count on a lard or butter base and cinnamon and anise to spice it up. Rob Hawley, president of Taos Herb Co., hosted his … more
You’ve read it here before, but every year around this time, I find myself reminding people: Sparkling wine, that delightful, frothy beverage that elevates holidays and celebrations, was discovered by accident. Many people, especially Moët and … more
There are many reasons why people open their own businesses. For Laura Oest, the force behind the new Stella’s 210 in Taos is her eight-year-old daughter, Stella Oest Romero. “I am homeschooling Stella and want to spend as much time as … more
Carl Colonius is a man who wears many hats. Some readers may remember him as a 2015 Taos News “Unsung Hero.” Colonius is also well-known as the co-founder of Rocky Mountain Youth Corps — someone who was instrumental in the organization’s … more
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