Ristras for Sale, Old Town c. 1951

Albuquerque’s Food History is All About Chiles

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By Dave DeWitt Above: Ristras for Sale, Old Town c. 1951 With the green chile harvest in full swing in the southern part of the state, it’s time to take a look at how chile peppers have influenced the cuisine of the Duke City. Even before Fabian Garcia, a researcher at what is now New Mexico State University, began to …

Peaches on the Tree

Perfectly Pungent Peaches

Dave DeWitt Fired-Up Fruits, In the Kitchen with Chile Peppers, Sweet Heat Leave a Comment

By Dave DeWitt The peach appears to have originated in China, where it achieved cult-like status because it was symbol of immortality among poets, sculptors, and painters. This is despite the fact that the peach tree has a short lifespan and most orchards must be replaced after a decade of production. It was Hernán Cortés, the conqueror of Mexico and …