Chimayó Chiles Not a Myth

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Earlier in this blog I wrote about the "legendary Hatch chiles" being a total myth, but this time I’m writing about the northern New Mexico Chimayó chiles that are an endangered food crop.  They are a land race of chiles, meaning that they have been grown in the same area for hundreds of years and thus have become, with the …

A Chile Condiment I’ve Never Heard of Before

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You’d think, after three decades of writing about chiles, that I would know every chile condiment in the world.  Not so.  Nick Vroman writes from Tokyo about koregusu, hot Korean chile peppers soaked in awamori (the favorite firewater from Okinawa) used to enhance delectable island favorites.  Nick writes:  "The label on this one says shima togarashi, or ‘island pepper,’ another …

Christmas in Yucatán

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Nancy Gerlach, who retired and moved to Mexico last year, continues her story about adapting to life in Mexico (has she un-retired? We can always hope):  "It hardly seems possible that another holiday season is upon us, but it is. I’ve got to admit it’s hard to get into the spirit without cold temperatures and some snow, but here in …

Nancy and Jeff Move to Mexico: Part Two, Feliz Navidad!

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by Nancy Gerlach Feliz Navidad! It hardly seems possible that another holiday season is upon us, but it is. I’ve got to admit it’s hard to get into the spirit without cold temperatures and some snow, but here in Mexico the weather is like Christmas in Southern California. The Mexicans, however, are in the Christmas spirit. Around the first of …