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Margarita Shake Up

Los Conejos, Albuquerque This agave bar represents breadth and variety, with more than 70 varieties of mezcal on its menu. “We want our drinks to show that agave spirits are more than just shots…

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Editor's Letter: Patty Melts

MY FIRST MEAL IN NEW MEXICO was a green chile cheeseburger—and I’ve been a tad obsessed ever since. We had been on the road for about eight hours and arrived in Taos gnaw-on-the-steering-wheel hungry…

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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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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

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 parked on a plate was to me a notion as old as time itself. New…

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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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