Taos featured in April episode of 'Moveable Feast' series


An episode of "Moveable Feast" focused on Taos airs next April 12 and again May 13 on New Mexico PBS, Channel 9.2, and Comcast Cable, Channel 397.

Another episode filmed in Santa Fe airs April 26 and May 27.

All shows air at 7 p.m.

In the Taos episode, "Moveable Feast" host Curtis Stone meets Christopher Lujan of Taos Pueblo, who grows ancient heirloom blue corn in the high-elevation mountains of his home and learns about its significance to indigenous cultures. Curtis samples fresh produce at Matt Romero Farms, where they grow everything from oats to heirloom varietal chiles.

He brings all these ingredients together with the help of chef Andrew Horton, who believes in simple dishes and rustic cooking, and chef Chris Maher, who owns Cooking Studio Taos, where the feast is held. The chefs prepare a meal of beautiful blue corn cakes followed by local lamb tacos and green chile stew.

In the Santa Fe episode, Stone is joined by chef Martin Rios, co-owner of the award-winning Restaurant Martin in Santa Fe, and chef Leslie Chavez, who shares her strong background in catering and pastry in New Mexico. Together, they visit The Rooted Leaf and Celestial Bee, a farm that produces exquisite bee honey and fresh, highly cared-for produce.

They also visit a local chile farmer to see how Chimayó chile, a local heritage pepper, is dried and ground. At a colorful hacienda in Santa Fe, chef Rios makes rosemary-roasted turnips, and chef Chavez makes a sopapilla with the locally sourced honey.