Becoming New Mexican
Stanley Crawford’s round-the-world travels over the course of seven years, with extended stays in Paris, Greece, and Colombia, were in the end a trajectory toward touching down in Dixon in 1979. “What better use of degrees in English and French from the University of Chicago, Cal-Berkeley, and the Sorbonne than to become a garlic farmer,” he says. Three nonfiction works about northern New Mexico came of his experience, adding to a body of eight novels. A ninth, Village, will be released by LeafStorm Press in April. Crawford is married to an Aussie named RoseMary; their adult children, Adam (or Atom) and Kate (or Katya), also live in New Mexico.

Readers’ Choice Dining Awards
“Busy” barely begins to describe Gwyneth Doland, who writes about food, culture, and public affairs for newspapers, magazines, radio, and television. She’s also an adjunct lecturer at UNM and, as the author of cookbooks about mole, tamales, cilantro, and salsa, won our vote as the best person to assess the results of the 2017 Readers’ Choice restaurants poll. “I love writing stories about things that people are really excited about,” says Doland. “Reading one passionate eater’s loving description of the fried chicken at Halona Plaza made me want to jump in my car and drive straight to Zuni.”  

Industrial Evolution
Albuquerque photographer Sergio Salvador has captured images of New Mexico’s food scene for more than two decades and counts the Green Jeans Project as one of his favorite assignments. “It’s carefully thought out, and each of the businesses has a sense of pride in their product.” He loves the Duke City, his hometown, for its natural beauty, cultural history, “and the lively can-do spirit of the people.” When he’s not photographing, Salvador strives to keep up with his two young boys, play online chess, and watch or think about the game of soccer. See more of his work at