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Andi Murphy

Andi Murphy created and hosts the Toasted Sister podcast about indigenous food, and is a producer for Native America Calling, a national radio show.

Taco Star

Birria, a slow-cooked, mildly spicy taco can be made from goat, lamb, or beef. Photograph by Douglas Merriam. THANKS, INSTAGRAM. WHEN BIRRIA TACOS BEGAN trending on social media last year, I salivated…

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Chile Thrives On Native Soil

Above: A Jemez Pueblo family with a chile ristra, ca. 1905. Courtesy of Simeon Schwemberger collection at the Center for Southwest Research, UNM Libraries. LOOKING AT HIS FIELD in early July, Jemez…

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Nature the Navajo Way

Above: Arnold Clifford examines a few of the plant specimens he's collected. Clifford has document more than 2,000 species in the Navajo Nation alone. Photographs by Jeremy Wade Shockley. WITH A…

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Middle East Meets West

Above: An assortment of popular dishes at Chello Grill. Photographs by Gabriella Marks. I AM AT THE SINK, rinsing a bowl of basmati rice in water. The voice of Shala, mother of my Afghan former…

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Braking for Bread

Above: Photographs by Douglas Merriam . FROM THE OUTSIDE, Jim’s Automotive looks like your run-of-the-mill mechanic’s shop, but the aroma wafting from the front office is more reminiscent of a bakery…

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The Misunderstood Lives of Bats

Above: Because bats hang out in colonies, live in dark areas, are active at night, and are very fast fliers, they are still shrouded in mystery. Illustration by Jason Holley. A BAND OF GORGEOUS…

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Albuquerque’s Community Kitchen

Above: Sharpen your kitchen skills at Three Sisters Kitchen, in Albuquerque. Courtesy of Three Sisters Kitchen. As a nonprofit organization promoting local foods and community wellness, Three Sisters…

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