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Vara Uncorks New Sparkling Wines

WHETHER IT'S A NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION or a special Valentine’s date, keep the sparkle and fizz alive. Thanks to New Mexico’s long and rich winemaking history—going back to 1629, when the first wine…

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Sour Is Sweet

THE TINY TOWN of Dixon, in northern New Mexico, grows some of the tastiest apples in the state, which inspired Loretta Sandoval to turn luscious local cider into her Cañoncito Apple Cider Vinegar…

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Heat Up with Salsa Trios

ONE SUNDAY NIGHT in the early 1950s, three brothers in the Baca family sat around the supper table, hashing out their next business venture. The men had returned from World War II to their Barelas…

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Officially Divine: Bizcochitos

Above: This classic recipe appears in The Best from New Mexico Kitchens . Photograph by Douglas Merriam. ADVICE FROM THE ABUELAS We asked two Santa Fe–based grandmas—and expert bizcochito bakers—for…

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Advice from the Abuelas

Above: New Mexico's official state cookie has simple, yet rich flavors of cinnamon, sugar, and anise. Photograph by Douglas Merriam. GROWING UP IN TESUQUE, Loretta Sisneros Olguin had an elderly…

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Posole Verde

Above: Another vegan miracle: Posole verde for the win (from Oh By Golly, December 2021). Photograph by Douglas Merriam…

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Yam Tamales

Above: Yam tamales give vegans a place at the tamalada (from Oh By Golly , December 2021). Photograph by Douglas Merriam. Red Chile Sauce Recipe Learn to make New Mexico’s quintessential red (or…

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