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Still Hungry?

Shocking, but true—some scholars suggest the forbidden fruit instrumental in Eve and Adam’s split from the Garden of Eden was not the apple, but rather the pomegranate! Seasonally germane for cooks looking to give their holiday dishes some zing, the pomegranate may indeed bear some biblical guilt when one considers...

Snow, Solitude, Sun, Silence & Cycles of Water

The storm had lifted and the temperature had begun to plummet as we turned off the pavement onto a Rio Arriba county road. It’s sunny in Santa Fe, but here a foot of fresh snow blankets the dirt track. I slow the Frontier down and shift into low but the...

Chef 2 Chef: On the Shelf

Inherent in the recipe is an implicit investment of hope, on our part, that it will deliver on its promise to please. Even before our culinary skills mature, many of us harbor the small desire of wanting the recipe to rescue us (not unlike in our search for meaningful love)...

Giving the Gift of Time

In the second of our two-part series featuring Santa Fe volunteers, we celebrate a firefighter, a raptor handler, a homeless provider, a GED instructor, a Santa Fe River steward and a grief counselor. We’re grateful here at Local Flavor for the time these folks generously give, not just during the...

The Twelve Wines of Christmas

The 12 days of Christmas are rarely celebrated as such, but 12 is indeed, it just so happens, the usual number of bottles in a case of wine. With enough people on our holiday lists, and plenty of parties and family get-togethers to attend, why not put together that unusual...

What’s on your plate in 2018?

A humorous and much-shared posting on Facebook earlier this year poked fun at the popularity of the latest food trends of both kale and coconut oil. Accompanying a photo of wilted kale in a frying pan poised over a garbage can was advice that simply stated, “Remember to always use...

Top Tix

Holiday shows are thick on the ticket-buyer’s table in December, when venues lay out their yummiest confections for the family to savor. Santa Fe Opera puts on a distinctly New Mexican pageant with Shoes for the Santo Niño at the National Hispanic Cultural Center on the first weekend and The...

Too Big to Wrap

For your holiday gift list this year, think outside the box—way outside it—with gifts that refuse to be contained. Rather than giving eachother more stuff that has to be stored and maintained, why not give your loved one an experience they’ll cherish for a lifetime? Give the gift of knowledge,...

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This month in Local Flavor: We celebrate breathing in the winter wilderness, outside-of-the-box gift ideas, and the 12 wines of Christmas. We learn about what's trending in the kitchen for 2018, as well as some pro party-planning tips from Albuquerque caterers, and what to consider when shopping for the curious child. Local chefs share their firsts and faves, six volunteers share why they give their time, and we learn about Performance Santa Fe's program in the public schools.

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Still Hungry?

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Shocking, but true—some scholars suggest the forbidden fruit instrumental in Eve and Adam’s split from the Garden of Eden was not the apple, but rather the pomegranate! Seasonally germane for cooks looking to give their holiday dishes some zing, the pomegranate may indeed bear some biblical guilt when one considers…

Chef 2 Chef: On the Shelf

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Inherent in the recipe is an implicit investment of hope, on our part, that it will deliver on its promise to please. Even before our culinary skills mature, many of us harbor the small desire of wanting the recipe to rescue us (not unlike in our search for meaningful love)…

Giving the Gift of Time

Ross Chancey

In the second of our two-part series featuring Santa Fe volunteers, we celebrate a firefighter, a raptor handler, a homeless provider, a GED instructor, a Santa Fe River steward and a grief counselor. We’re grateful here at Local Flavor for the time these folks generously give, not just during the…

The Twelve Wines of Christmas

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The 12 days of Christmas are rarely celebrated as such, but 12 is indeed, it just so happens, the usual number of bottles in a case of wine. With enough people on our holiday lists, and plenty of parties and family get-togethers to attend, why not put together that unusual…

Top Tix

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Holiday shows are thick on the ticket-buyer’s table in December, when venues lay out their yummiest confections for the family to savor. Santa Fe Opera puts on a distinctly New Mexican pageant with Shoes for the Santo Niño at the National Hispanic Cultural Center on the first weekend and The…

Too Big to Wrap

Photo © Geraint Smith Photography

For your holiday gift list this year, think outside the box—way outside it—with gifts that refuse to be contained. Rather than giving eachother more stuff that has to be stored and maintained, why not give your loved one an experience they’ll cherish for a lifetime? Give the gift of knowledge,…