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Dining at the Grand Dame: An Evening at Chez Panisse

by Marilyn Noble In the world of fine dining, restaurants come and go. Only a handful seem to stand the test of time and survive for more than a few years. Le Bernardin in New York, Canliss in Seattle, the … Continue reading

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Like to shoot food and culture? Here’s a contest for you!

by Marilyn Noble Are you a shutterbug who loves delicious and distinct foods? Want to get your image in front of the tens of thousands of people in the Slow Food USA network? Then help celebrate your local food treasures … Continue reading

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Christmas Tamales, a Southwest Tradition

By Marilyn Noble Making tamales at Christmas is a tradition in the borderlands, and every family passes down their favorite techniques from generation to generation. Many a spirited discussion ensues when families intermingle and debate the merits of their particular … Continue reading

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Versatile Tomatillo Salsa

By Carolyn Niethammer When I was interviewing chefs for my book The New Southwest Cookbook back in 2005, tomatillos were the vegetable du jour — every chef had them on the menu, usually “blackened” or roasted to heighten the flavor. … Continue reading

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Grilled Chicken with Nopalito and Pineapple Salsa

This makes a delicious light entrée when served as a stuffing for warm flour tortillas. It can also be served with rice and a vegetable. From The Prickly Pear Cookbook, by Carolyn Niethammer. Grilled Chicken with Nopalito and Pineapple Salsa … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Week: Grilled Shrimp Cocktail

The flavors of lime and orange juice blended with the jalapeño in Santa Cruz Green Salsa set off the succulent shrimp in this wonderful appetizer from Santa Cruz Chili & Spice Co. Coookbook, by Jean England Neubauer. Grilled Shrimp Cocktail … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Week: Escabeche Pickles

Do you love pickles? Why not try making your own pickled vegetables at home? Chef Ryan Clark shows us how in Modern Southwest Cooking. Use whatever vegetables you like and don’t be afraid to play around with the mix. These … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Week: Easter Lamb

  If ham sounds too boring for your Easter meal, consider lamb. This Southwestern version from Marilyn Noble’s Southwest Comfort Food has a subtle spice without being too hot. Spicy Southwestern Leg of Lamb Serves 6 6 cloves garlic 6 … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Week: Roasted Root Salad

This delicious and healthful recipe will give you a new way to eat your vegetables, from Southwest Comfort Food by Marilyn Noble. Roasting root vegetables like beets and parsnips brings out their natural sweetness. If you prefer, use toasted walnuts, … Continue reading

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Recipe of the Week: Garlic Roasted Asparagus with Orange Zest

Here’s an exquisite combination of beauty and flavor from The Essential Southwest Cookbook. Zest is the colored part of the fruit rind that contains flavorful and aromatic citrus oil. The best way tot remove the zest without getting any of … Continue reading

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