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Melting Pot: Accommodating dietary issues to make everyone happy

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

Warmed by the hearth, inspired by Taos

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

Taos' El Monte Sagrado has a new executive chef

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

Melting Pot: In praise of chicken soup

The holidays are over. After weeks of cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner and taking care of others, I am left with the leftovers and dishes after everyone has gone home. And while I enjoyed watching movies and playing a host of board games, I now … more

Drink Deep: A toast to Champagne’s unique, luscious history

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

Rosca de Reyes: Three Kings Cake a sweet tradition for Taos family business

My Mexican friends boast that their Christmas season lasts for almost a month. Celebrations start on Dec. 12, the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe. They continue with Las Posadas, a nine-day re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s journey to … more

Who makes the best biscochito in Taos?

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

Need a break from the kitchen? Eat lunch, help students

Mary Spears of the Taos High School culinary arts program wants hungry Taoseños to know about a unique lunch option in Taos — Edu@Work Café. The menu, with gluten free options, includes items under categories like “From the Pantry” … more

Syrah: the ultimate chameleon grape of the wine world

The concept of terroir — the confluence of factors that shape the environment in which grapes are grown — can impact greatly the way a wine smells, tastes and feels in the mouth. Weather and climate, soil composition, solar aspect, length of … more

Melting Pot: Bake cookies as a holiday gift from the heart

As the the next phase of the holidays approach, baking cookies comes to mind. I love to have a variety of treats when friends pay a holiday visit. But more importantly, I want to make plenty so I can give some away, too. Home-baked cookies are a … more
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