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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

Drink Deep: Amarone — the dried grape wine in a class with the best of the reds

In my cellar at home, I have a bottle of a 2006 amarone. I’ve had it for years, saving it until my 40th birthday. The way I see it, if one must turn the dreaded 4-0, one might as well do it with one of the greatest wines in the world. Happily, … more

For restauranteur Laura Oest, the industry provides needed flexibility

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
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