Nuestra Jornada – Gerard’s House

A small group of kids kneel on the rug, engrossed in placing one of many figures—men, women, children, babies—into tiny toy coffins. Some sit gazing at the person inside, some set the lid firmly on top. Other children bury things deep in a sandbox. In the “storm room,” stuffed animals...

Still Hungry? April 2017

Like homesteading itself (timeless, creative, sustainable), many of our homesteading stories of yore haven’t lost their inspiration or relevance, and the folks who graced the cover shots haven’t lost their touch. If you’ve yet to check out our past homesteading stories (visit localflavormagazine.com), we suggest you meet jewelers Marian Denipah...

Café Sonder

After two generations have poured themselves into a family restaurant for 70 years, a question inevitably arises. What’s next? For the Razatoses, of Santa Fe institution Plaza Café, the answer is Café Sonder. With a zest for contemporary American cuisine, Café Sonder is the latest installment in the Razatos family’s...

Ponderosa Valley Vineyards and Winery

“Henry Street was good at growing grapes, good at making wine, and good at selling wine,” Ponderosa Valley Vineyards and Winery Winemaker Mark Matheson says. “Each one of those is difficult, and it’s rare for one man to possess all those skills.” Though Henry, who co-founded the winery with his...

Common Threads – Fiber Arts in New Mexico

Anita McSorley has been making her own clothes since she was 10 years old. “My mother taught me how to crochet and how to embroider and how to sew,” she says. “I’d go shopping with [her], and I’d fall in love with something, and she’d say, ‘Well, you can make...

Garden With a Tender Heart

Pamela Geyer’s garden is a Santa Fe oasis, a tangle of flowers, bushes, trees, birdhouses, birdbaths, rain barrels, composters, watering hoses and more. Orioles, towhees, cedar waxwings and other birds flit from branch to branch, darting down to feast from dangling suet cages, protected in this safe haven from predators,...

My friend, Jim Allen

Santa Fe lost one of its larger-than-life wine figures on March 5, with the passing of Jim Allen, founder of Sequoia Grove Winery. Jim came to Santa Fe in the early ’70s as a sociology professor at the College of Santa Fe. He built his home atop a hill on...

Chef 2Chef – Sazon’s Fernando Olea

Sazón: a Spanish word that defies concise translation, and to try demands the expanse of a paragraph. Sazón is the indescribable, distinct quality, the signature a chef imparts to his work, a singularity. It is said to embody perfection, grace and inspiration. Fernando Olea, an imposing figure with a warm...

The Buzz: April 2017

What's in, what's out, what's hot, what's not... that's the buzz!

The Art Buzz

The Art Buzz: April 2017

Still Hungry?

Still Hungry? April 2017: Homegrown favorites
This month in Local Flavor: The Homesteading Issue: a trilogy of homesteader stories, Ponderosa Winery, Café Sonder, urban homesteader Pamela Geyer, and rediscovering lost skills, as well as a special tribute to wine icon Jim Allen of Sequoia Grove Winery. And of course, your usual favorites: The Buzz, Art Buzz, Still Hungry, Living in Epic Times & more! Read it here

 

Local Flavor is northern New Mexico’s complimentary food, wine and lifestyle magazine for Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos and Los Alamos. Local Flavor is read avidly by people living in northern New Mexico, as well as by thousands of visitors who travel to our area each year. Since 1994, Local Flavor has published stories about New Mexico chefs, restaurants, farmers, vintners, recipes and wine. In 2001, we added more flavors to the mix, and now include home decor, travel, design, arts and artisans, personal style, gardening, music and events. We offer visitors an insider’s look at local culture, area museums, galleries, restaurants and recreation—the best activities to experience and places to eat during a visit to New Mexico. We celebrate the deep historical roots of our community, the ethnic diversity of our people and the unique character of life in the high desert. We do this through in-depth stories on individuals who we feel embody these ideals. At its best, Local Flavor captures the essence of who we are.

Still Hungry? April 2017

Like homesteading itself (timeless, creative, sustainable), many of our homesteading stories of yore haven’t lost their inspiration or relevance, and the folks who graced the cover shots haven’t lost their touch. If you’ve yet to check out our past homesteading stories (visit localflavormagazine.com), we suggest you meet jewelers Marian Denipah…

Café Sonder

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After two generations have poured themselves into a family restaurant for 70 years, a question inevitably arises. What’s next? For the Razatoses, of Santa Fe institution Plaza Café, the answer is Café Sonder. With a zest for contemporary American cuisine, Café Sonder is the latest installment in the Razatos family’s…

Ponderosa Valley Vineyards and Winery

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“Henry Street was good at growing grapes, good at making wine, and good at selling wine,” Ponderosa Valley Vineyards and Winery Winemaker Mark Matheson says. “Each one of those is difficult, and it’s rare for one man to possess all those skills.” Though Henry, who co-founded the winery with his…

Garden With a Tender Heart

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Pamela Geyer’s garden is a Santa Fe oasis, a tangle of flowers, bushes, trees, birdhouses, birdbaths, rain barrels, composters, watering hoses and more. Orioles, towhees, cedar waxwings and other birds flit from branch to branch, darting down to feast from dangling suet cages, protected in this safe haven from predators,…

My friend, Jim Allen

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Santa Fe lost one of its larger-than-life wine figures on March 5, with the passing of Jim Allen, founder of Sequoia Grove Winery. Jim came to Santa Fe in the early ’70s as a sociology professor at the College of Santa Fe. He built his home atop a hill on…

Chef 2Chef – Sazon’s Fernando Olea

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Sazón: a Spanish word that defies concise translation, and to try demands the expanse of a paragraph. Sazón is the indescribable, distinct quality, the signature a chef imparts to his work, a singularity. It is said to embody perfection, grace and inspiration. Fernando Olea, an imposing figure with a warm…

Homesteaders

Farm to Table Editorial - Whispering Spirit Alpaca for Local Flavor

Finding the meaning in a phrase like “homesteading” is a journey in itself. And that makes sense, really. Over the course of meeting and talking with people who organize their lives around the concept, it became clear to me that to “homestead” is no singular act; it is not a…

The Buzz – April 2017

Albuquerque Kudos to Hotel Andaluz for hiring Marc Quiñones as its executive chef, overseeing all of the property’s culinary operations: MÁS, Ibiza, room service and catering. He writes on his Facebook page, “My brand new dinner menu will be implemented and rolled out in the coming weeks as well as…

Art Buzz – April 2017

Albuquerque Harwood Art Center’s April exhibitions feature the collaborative conceptual artwork of the Lovegomerys (Jessamyn Lovell, Lee Montgomery and Rudy Montgomery) along with a retrospective exhibition of Leo Neufeld’s portrait and landscape paintings. Both opening April 7. Stand—The Lovegomerys, seeks ways to deliberately intersect art and commerce in a critically…

Still Hungry? March 2017

In recent years, we’ve been learning more and more about the importance of early childhood education. Of course, a full education includes all aspects of the person, from the body to the mind—and all aspects of the nourishment of a person begin, well, at the beginning of a person’s life….

The Siege of Chaco Canyon

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It will not be simple. It will not be fast.  It will be a slow, steady river that braids our communities together. Visiting Chaco Canyon, the pinnacle of the ancient Anasazi civilization, is an experience that makes such a deeply lasting impression on your psyche that it will continue to…

Chef 2 Chef: Joseph Wrede

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Walking uninvited through the swinging doors into a chef’s kitchen is like wandering into someone’s walk-in closet. Either you’re curiously welcomed, or unceremoniously tossed out. That’s how I first met Joe, breaching the swinging doors of Joseph’s of Santa Fe in the middle of service, and strangely asking to meet…

It’s All About the Gadgets

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At my follow-up doctor’s appointment following my annual physical, I got good news and bad news. “Get more exercise, cut back on wine, lose 20 pounds, and eat healthier,” my doc said. He sent me home with a nifty packet of dietary recommendations, tips, hints and menus for eating healthier….