In the kitchen
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Harissa, a bright-red chile-based sauce or paste, is most closely associated with Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria, but this indispensable seasoning got its start right here in … more
The word “spatchcock” has become popular all of a sudden. On both coasts, spatchcock chicken is offered on menus as though it is a new innovation. You can … more
There's an old saying that goes, if the wines of Burgundy and the wines of Switzerland had a baby, they would be the wines of Jura.Actually, that's not a saying at all, I just made it up. But the … more
Garum, a furiously funky sauce made from anchovies and other tiny fish fermented with salt, has been called both "the ketchup of the ancient world" and "the great-grandfather … more
I write a lot about entertaining, and it is true that I enjoy feeding family and friends. And I generally like to do everything myself.Most of the time, I look to make the food special and the prep … more
California chardonnay gets a bad rap. Sure, there are some bottles I wouldn't touch with a 10-foot pole, but that's true of most broad categories of wine. Bulk producers do everything they can to make … more
It's not only zucchini that can overflow the garden at this time of year. Tomatoes also have a way of stepping up production as if they knew that cold nights will soon be … more
Taos welcomed Peruvian Consul General Roland Denegri on Saturday, (Sept. 1) with a reception at Quechua Peruvian Restaurant.Denegri, along with vice-consul Freddie Martinez and other … more
The tradition of ice cream socials dates back to the 1800s. They were held at family or church gatherings, usually on summer weekends.My husband, Gary James, remembers attending … more
When the hot weather settles in, especially during the day, I find it more difficult to be motivated to cook. more
I was talking to some people the other day about wine pairing, and told them, "When in doubt, you can rarely go wrong with sauvignon blanc or pinot noir." more
Sometimes called June apples, Lodi apples or Transparents, those little green apples are everywhere. more
Eggs, happily foraged for and eaten throughout human history, started disappearing from Americans' breakfast tables in the late 1970s when researchers examining the impact of … more
In Taos, the tradition is to ask, when serving chile: red, green or Christmas? Now that summer is here, it's an outstanding time to enjoy one of everyone's favorite dishes: … more
I've said it before, and I'm sure I'll say it again: sparkling wine isn't only for celebrations. You don't need to save it for New Year's Eve or weddings. It's perfectly acceptable--and enjoyable--to … more
Doc Martin's Restaurant in Taos earned a spot on Wine Enthusiast magazine's list of America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants 2018 released in mid-June. The list is the who's who among top places to enjoy … more
By Pat West-Barker"Sooner or later," novelist Stephen King writes in "The Colorado Kid," "everything old is new again."While King didn't have the kitchen in mind when he turned that phrase, the … more
Summer is almost here, and the weather is gorgeous. We enjoy the chance to spend many tranquil evenings on the porch or patio with friends and family. Plus there are holidays … more
You've all heard them: wine descriptions that sound so pretentious, so preposterous that you can't help but think, "Is this person for real? Does this person actually think their wine smells like … more
All families have their own cherished meals. For some, a steaming pot of chicken posole with green chile brings back memories of warm family gatherings. For others, a savory multi-layered casserole … more
If you've been following the news for the past two months, you are probably aware that the U.S. is in the midst of an outbreak of an especially dangerous form … more
While the winter in Taos has been a lot like spring this year, now spring is actually here. more
Australia. A land of stunning landscapes, futuristic architecture, boomerangs and didgeridoos, poisonous critters, English criminals and…Germans? more
An episode of "Moveable Feast" focused on Taos airs next April 12 and again May 13 on channel... more
When American journalist Matt Sullivan arrives in Havana in the spring of 2003, he's carrying a second-hand wedding dress, a suitcase filled with pots, pans, … more
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