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Fresh Meat at Shepherd's Lamb

Clockwise from top left: Ground lamb, loin chops, rip chops, kebab meat, shank, frenched rack of lamb. Photograph by Douglas Merriam. THAT SMILING FACE AT THE SANTA FE FARMERS’ MARKET belongs to…

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Quintessentially NM: Food

You know you are New Mexican when a bushel of green chiles fills you with joy. Photograph by Douglas Merriam. We Love Chile ERIC ROMERO ASKS THAT WE START by smashing the chile war, that whose-is-best…

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Ode to the Handheld

Above: The object of our desires. Photographs by Douglas Merriam. That a mass of eggs, potatoes, and breakfast meat could be wrapped in a tortilla, lathered in red or green chile (or often both), and…

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Chiles Rellenos, Mom's Way

Above: Richard, Alicia, and Dolores Guzmán dig in. Photographs by Douglas Merriam. MY SECOND YEAR IN GRAD SCHOOL, I promised to serve chiles rellenos to my PhD adviser and her husband. Without my mom…

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Our 20 Favorite New Mexican Foods

Chile is the most essential—even sacred—ingredient in New Mexican cuisine. Photograph by Celia Raney. NOTHING BURNS OUR BURRITOS like hearing people—including otherwise knowledgeable foodies—refer to…

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The Cookie Different

WHEN MOST PEOPLE think of baking Christmas goodies, lard and anise may not come to mind as key ingredients. Unless they’re New Mexicans. Every December here, it’s blessedly impossible to avoid rich…

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