Above: World-famous Hatch green chiles acquire addictive powers once they are roasted.
THE HATCH VALLEY, south of Truth or Consequences, is considered the Chile Capital of the World. Descendants of chile pioneer Joseph Franzoy and other Hatch pepper buffs offer their favorite home-cooking recipes, just in time for the fall harvest. Most of the dishes that follow call for roasted green chile. For roasting instructions, plus more recipes, go to hatch-green-chile.com.
—Deborah Busemeyer wrote about the future of the Hatch chile scene in Hatch. The Next Generation