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Whip Up a Super Bowl Chili Party

Chili is delicious and nutritious, easy on the budget, and a great dish for your Super Bowl party.


El Pinto Guacamole

El Pinto Restaurant's owners, Jim and John Thomas, say the secret to making exceptional guacamole is not to squash the avocado, but to...


Pure chile powders from Pecos Valley Spice Company

New Mexican cooking expert Jane Butel suggests making red chile from powders, not pods.


Sopaipillas (Deep-fried Bread)

The Queen of Southwestern cooking, Jane Butel, shares her secrets for sopaipilla success.


Pratt Morales, Golden Crown Bakery

“I have a degree in accounting,” Pratt Morales says, smiling broadly. “But I didn’t want to become a CPA; I wanted to be a


The Salsa Twins: John and Jim Thomas

John and Jim Thomas, aka “the salsa twins,” are the Smothers Brothers of New Mexican cuisine.


Queen of Southwestern Cooking: Jane Butel

Jane Butel could make sopaipillas in her sleep. The delicate pillows of fried dough are the doughnut of the Southwest and Jane’s made a...


Casa Vieja, Corrales, New Mexico

There’s something amazing and wonderful happening at Casa Vieja, a new restaurant housed in a 300-year-old adobe in the farming village...


Golden Crown Panaderia, Albuquerque NM

This neighborhood hangout is an insider’s place reserved for those in the know and it’s a little gem.


El Pinto Restaurant, Albuquerque, New Mexico

El Pinto’s food has been served for Cinco de Mayo at the White House, and the restaurant’s walls are festooned with celebrities like...

Caprese Salad — photo courtesy of Sergio Salvator.

Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse

Walk to the back of the Los Ranchos Liquor Store and turn right. There’s a heavy metal door with a small grated opening. Knock and wait...