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The Hottest Show on Earth

Above: An assortment of peppers. Photograph by Timothy L. Brock. Tears will fall from my eyes and not because I’m sad. Instead, I’ll be sampling the wares at the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show…

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One of Our 50 Is Missing

Above: Illustration by Chris Philpot. “NEW” AS IN NEW MEXICO? Sue Keefer’s husband works as a wildlife officer in southeastern Colorado. One night, he heard a state trooper call the dispatcher based…

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Rogues’ Paradise

Above: The Harwood Museum of Art. Photographs by Tira Howard. SOME PLACES IN THE WORLD are full of energy. Places where history speaks of rebellion. Where creatives gather to change the world. Where…

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Hive Mind

Above: Two bees get busy on one of the Hays Honey & Apple Farm honeycombs. Photographs by Ungelbah Dávila Shivers. AFTERNOON SUNSHINE FILTERS through the leaves of commercial beekeeper Ken Hays’s…

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Milking It

Above: The De Smet family an a happy cow. Photographs by Ungelbah Dávila Shivers. If you’ve ever wanted to taste milk like it was when your grandparents were children, now you can. De Smet Dairy…

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Red Hot

Above: The Shed's fabulous Red Chile Sauce. Photograph by Douglas Merriam. Since 1953, the Shed, just off the Santa Fe Plaza, has been one of the places to go when you’re craving New Mexican classic…

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Ask the Chefs

Above: El Parasol's tacos get a hearty nod from Erin Wade (pictured below). Photographs by Douglas Merriam. Almost all chefs share the same secret: No matter how high-toned their own menus are, as…

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The Forager’s Art

Above: Johnny Ortiz says he and his girlfriend, Afton Love, spend more time foraging, tending animals, and making art than they do in the kitchen. Photographs by Douglas Merriam. DRY TREE BRANCHES…

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Worldly Ways

Above: A Tuscan chicken sandwich from Europa Coffee. Photograph by Ungelbah Dávila Shivers. There was a time, not long ago, when most Americans had a connection to the country. The family farm was a…

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Hard Core

Above: Fernando Ruiz. Photograph by Douglas Merriam. BY 13, FERNANDO RUIZ WAS RUNNING WITH A GANG, carrying guns, and delivering drugs in Phoenix. He spent his 21st birthday in one of former Maricopa…

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