Still Hungry? August 2017

To food—and especially vegetable—lovers, kitchen dwellers, cookbook collectors, New Mexico locals and beyond, Deborah Madison needs no introduction. The veteran food writer and chef is, for many of us, a household name, and her recent cookbook, In My Kitchen : A collection of new and favorite vegetarian recipes, is bound...

Cava

There are many wines that make an excellent start to the meal as an aperitif.  Your wine aficionado may want to drink Champagne, but there is a good alternative that’s less expensive, especially at this time of year. When we eat outdoors, we focus on appetizers or small plates, and eat lighter...

Celebrating the Churro

“In our Native way, food is our medicine,” Walter says. “We use the herbs in our ceremonies, we pray with them. Our food is art and it’s our prayer, too.” The ultra-modern seven-story administration building at Diné College in Tsaile, Ariz.—the tallest building on the Navajo Nation—is affectionately referred to...

Through the Years…KoKoMan

It’s an all too familiar story. A person with a casual interest in wine is served that epiphany wine, a wine so good their eyes are opened to what wine is all about. And then begins that precipitous descent into the depths of wine geekdom. One of the rules that...

August Fishing Report – Jicarilla Lake

These lakes are south of the town of Dulce about 30 miles west of Chama. In my earlier book Fly Fishing NM, I listed several lakes to fish here. Although the north central part of the state has been largely unaffected by climate change––the inconvenient truth is that global warming...

Terran Kipp Last Gun

  We think of artists as this rarefied species that splashes brilliantly into life like meteors, child prodigies of astonishing genius instantly recognizable. While the rest of us struggle to figure out who and what we want to grow up to do, they’ve known since the beginning—it’s the air they...

Flight to the Future: Kevin Red Star and the Institute of American Indian Arts

It is hard to overestimate the influence and importance of the Santa Fe-based Institute of American Indian Arts on contemporary Native American culture, art and artists. The school, co-founded by Dr. George Boyce and Cherokee textile and fashion designer Lloyd Kiva New, opened its doors in the fall of 1962,...

The Buzz – August 2017

Albuquerque This word just in from Elaine’s in Nob Hill: “Hello Elaine’s Family. It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Elaine Blanco. Elaine has been with our owner, Steve Paternoster, for over 12 years and has been such an amazing person to work with. Her inspiring...

The Buzz: August 2017

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

The Art Buzz

The Art Buzz: August 2017

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This month in Local Flavor: Kevin Red Starr and Terran Kipp Last Gun reflect on the past and future at IAIA, Walter Whitewater at the Festival of the Sheep, New Urbanism for Albuquerque's historic Sawmill District, Chef2Chef with Katharine Kagel of Café Pasquals, and some rocking' big news on the Santa Fe restaurant scene! And of course, your usual favorites: The Buzz, Art Buzz, Still Hungry, Living in Epic Times & more! Read it here

 

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August Fishing Report – Jicarilla Lake

Taylor Streit Fly FishingThese lakes are south of the town of Dulce about 30 miles west of Chama. In my earlier book Fly Fishing NM, I listed several lakes to fish here. Although the north central part of the state has been largely unaffected by climate change––the inconvenient truth is that global warming has reduced the fishing to just two trout lakes. The better of the two seems to be Mondo Lake which has warm-water species as well as bass, trout, small sunfish, catfish and tiger muskie.

It used to be that Stone Lake was a famous fishery for huge rainbows. They were stocked in spring and within a year the rainbows were gargantuan as they chewed on the meaty and chewy water dog. Fisherman in-the-know would drive for hundreds of miles to get one of the lunkers. Lets hope for more continued rain and snow, and more and more normal—do we recall normal?—temperatures.

What actually hurts these fisheries is not the high water temperatures per se, but the weed growth that comes with it. As weeds die in winter and decay they take the oxygen out of the water. Also, weed beds impede the movement of fish––and anglers. Continue reading

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There are many wines that make an excellent start to the meal as an aperitif.  Your wine aficionado may want to drink Champagne, but there is a good alternative that’s less expensive, especially at this time of year. When we eat outdoors, we focus on appetizers or small plates, and eat lighter…

Celebrating the Churro

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“In our Native way, food is our medicine,” Walter says. “We use the herbs in our ceremonies, we pray with them. Our food is art and it’s our prayer, too.” The ultra-modern seven-story administration building at Diné College in Tsaile, Ariz.—the tallest building on the Navajo Nation—is affectionately referred to…

Through the Years…KoKoMan

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It’s an all too familiar story. A person with a casual interest in wine is served that epiphany wine, a wine so good their eyes are opened to what wine is all about. And then begins that precipitous descent into the depths of wine geekdom. One of the rules that…

Terran Kipp Last Gun

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  We think of artists as this rarefied species that splashes brilliantly into life like meteors, child prodigies of astonishing genius instantly recognizable. While the rest of us struggle to figure out who and what we want to grow up to do, they’ve known since the beginning—it’s the air they…

The Buzz – August 2017

The Buzz

Albuquerque This word just in from Elaine’s in Nob Hill: “Hello Elaine’s Family. It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Elaine Blanco. Elaine has been with our owner, Steve Paternoster, for over 12 years and has been such an amazing person to work with. Her inspiring…

Art buzz – August 2017

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Albuquerque OK, so this isn’t in Albuquerque but…About 75 percent of all Native American art sold worldwide is made in the Gallup region, and for the first time, local artists have come together to create a showcase unlike any other. The first Gallup Native Arts Market is Aug. 10-12, deep…

A Tale of Two Bakeries

If you suddenly find yourself hungry when you’re in the south end of Santa Fe’s South Capitol district, there’s a good reason for it. That fragrant aroma of baking baguettes, croissants, pastries, muffins and more wafting through the air comes from two beloved Santa Fe restaurants that are new to…