In the kitchen
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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
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
In the 1960s, Johnny Carson, then host of "The Tonight Show," famously joked, "The worst Christmas gift is fruitcake … There is only one fruitcake in the entire world, and people keep sending it to each other, year after year." Properly stored and wrapped in alcohol-soaked linen, fruitcake can indeed remain edible for years. But when did the dense, dark cake become the butt of so many holiday jokes? 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
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
'Where do you keep your red blends?" This is a question anyone in the wine business hears multiple times a day. Red blends are a booming trend these days, as any … more
Recipes for Asian Bowl, Ranchero Bowl and Mediterranean Bowl. more
Taos Herb Company has officially crowned their biscochito winner for 2019. Sonya Silva-Baca took home the best cookie award in Taos Herb's annual contest held Dec. 5 that brings out the best bakers in Taos for the holiday season. more
With Father’s Day coming, I thought it would be fun to propose a festive dinner menu that the whole family can engage in creating for Dad’s special day more
Simplicity has become my daily calling card. more
'Clean eating,' a food craze that gained momentum and popularity in 2017... more
Some friends recently gave us about five pounds of freshly picked apricots. I used half of them for cobbler and made the rest into jam. Everyone in Taos seems to be overwhelmed by the … 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
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
Wine is wine, and beer is beer, and never the two shall meet. Right? Not so fast. While there are certainly distinctions between the two, there's more overlap than … more
All food begins with onions. Well, most food, anyway. Almost every savory dish in the world begins with a base of some kind of allium, a genus that includes onions, … more
The real centerpiece of most Thanksgiving dinners is the turkey. While some might wish for a different entree, for the majority, Thanksgiving would simply not be Thanksgiving without … 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
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
Most of us don't drink sparkling wine on a regular basis. Rightly or wrongly, we think of it as something to be reserved for special occasions, and are less likely to pick one up for a weeknight dinner than we are a still wine. more
The fact is, cookies are good for the soul. Baking brings back memories of our childhoods. Cooking together connects us with our children and grandchildren. And most of all, we get to share treasured recipes. 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
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
Some of the more popular aphrodisiacs (like chocolate, chile peppers and maca, a Peruvian root) have a scientific basis for their claims more
This year, my menu features grilled bone-in pork chops, which my husband just loves. more
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