Still Hungry? Dec 2017—Jan 2018

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...

Notes from the White World: 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 – December 2017

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 Days of Christmas (In a Case) or 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,...

The Buzz: December 2017 - January 2018

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

The Art Buzz

The Art Buzz: December 2017 - January 2018

Still Hungry?

Still Hungry? December 2017 - January 2018

TOP TIX This Month!

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This month in Local Flavor: We celebrate The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta with tips on how to capture the Fiesta from renowned photographers Nevada Wier and Rick Allred of Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, features on a new alliance between The Pueblo people of Santa Ana and the family of Gruet Winery, Chef 2 Chef with Jennifer James and Nelle Bauer of frenchish, two new breweries on the block, Chili Line and Bow & Arrow, and legendary restaurants El Nido and El Farol. Plus your usual favorites: Still Hungry, The Buzz, Art Buzz, and introducing the performing arts buzz... Center Stage. Read it here

 

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Chef 2 Chef – December 2017

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…

Top Tix

REBELS ON POINTE 01_Keyart_Image courtesy Icarus Films

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,…

Music Drives Out the Darkness

Performance Santa Fe - Daniel Ulbricht - Master Class at NDI

On a recent October school day, one of Performance Santa Fe’s 2017-18 scheduled artists, Julie Fowlis, renowned Scottish Gaelic singer and multi-instrumentalist, gave a large group of third and fourth grade public school students their own private concert. “We bussed them in,” says Cav Cavanaugh, PSF’s operations and education coordinator….

Art Buzz – Dec 2017—Jan 2018

Albuquerque    516 ARTS presents In the Balance, a large-scale installation by Karl Hofmann, an Albuquerque-based artist with a lot of international exposure. His solo project was commissioned to transform the windows and entrance of the gallery, in part to “engage the cityscape and street traffic in Downtown Albuquerque with…

The Buzz – Dec 2017—Jan 2018

Sam Gerberding of Inn of the Governors | Image by Gabriella Marks

Albuquerque Anything dubbed “nosh” is probably pretty much right up our alley. So when we’re told the ABQ NoshFest is coming to town, our buzzers go off, so to speak. Lovers of all things food and fun, Jan. 14, 2018, is your day. The event celebrates Jewish heritage, bringing to Embassy…

Pro Party Tips – What the Caterers Know

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If you’re anything like me, your holiday dance card is full of late-afternoon, early evening and dinner-time parties. Plus, the occasional brunch or all-day open house. And that doesn’t count the shindig you’re throwing yourself! ’Tis the season for grazing, drinking, gobbling and noshing. How will it all get done,…

The Cellar

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Angelica Robinson, responsible for every selection in the shop, is clearly unafraid. She claims it’s her sister’s fault. Before they ever opened, sibling Genevieve Oswald was sorting and sifting and finding winning wines and profoundly impacting the direction of the store. Angelica’s world of Old World wines uniformly shows high…

Dream Catcher Ranchito Goat Cheese

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They are named by virtue of their characteristics: Freckles is dappled with freckles, Clove is the color of her namesake spice, and yes, Shakira “sings.” Most are a breed of goat called “Nubian,” although there are a few Swiss Saanen and Alpines in the mix as well. Mary Ann Andrews,…