Thursday, November 7, 2019

Explore the culinary traditions of New Mexico

New Mexico's culinary tradition relies heavily on chile. Visitors may find it peculiar that we add chile to virtually every meal, but it is a delicious complement to sweet and savory dishes. The piquant nuance distinguishes New Mexican food from our neighbors.

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Hatch Chile

The Hatch Chile Store

The Hatch Chile Store supplies retail grocers, distributors, restaurants, and salsa and sauce manufacturers with millions of pounds of their world famous chile every year. All of their green chile is grown in the Hatch Valley of Southern NM and is certified by the Hatch Chile Association. Roasted, peeled, and frozen hatch green chile in 25lb boxes, sauces and salsas, red chile ristras, as well as red and green chile powders and pods.


Green chile and cheese biscuits with green chile sausage gravy

Hatch Green Chile Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

For a green chile laden alternative to breakfast burritos and huevos rancheros, try adding southwestern spice to a southern classic, biscuits and gravy. The green chile biscuits are tasty...
Green chile and cheese blue cornbread

Green Chile and Cheese Blue Cornbread

Blue Cornbread with Green Chile and Cheese I have seen cornbread recipes using blue corn meal, green chile, and/or cheese, but I haven’t ever seen one that incorporates all...
Green chile fettucine alfredo with blackened chicken

Green Chile Fettucine Alfredo & Blackened Chicken

Green Chile Fettucine Alfredo & Blackened Chicken This recipe draws on a fusion of flavors from the Carribean, the Mediterranean, and New Mexico. The distinctive piquant flavor of Hatch chile...


Los Poblanos Historic Inn is a pastoral oasis on Rio Grande Boulevard in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. Located 4 miles from Old Town, this verdant gem is a world...
Blue corn pancakes

Blue Corn Yogurt Pancakes

Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm is a beautiful, secluded property on Rio Grande Boulevard in the verdant, acequia fed farmland bordering the Rio Grande. Though the property...
Lavender lemon cupcake

Lavender Lemon Cupcakes

Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm encompasses the original headquarters of an 800-acre ranch owned by former Congressman Albert Simms and his wife, Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms. The...

Chicken Chalupa

Entrepreneurs in Española In 1958, two boys, Lorenzo and Pedro Atencio, took advantage of their mom's exceptional culinary skills by generating cash during their summer breaks selling her tacos and tamales....


Chicos (Spanish for “small) have been a staple of the local culinary tradition since the time of the Ancestral Puebloans. Chicos are made by steaming whole ears of corn...

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Colorful vegetables

New Mexico Farmers & Growers Markets

New Mexico Farmers Markets Did we miss someone? Errors? Updates? Suggestions? Issues with the webpage? Let me know in the comments below. Please include name, address,...

Flavors of New Mexico

When I moved away from New Mexico I missed my family, friends, the mountains, and food, though not necessarily in that order. My frequent...
Santa Fe chile fix

20 of the Best Restaurants in Santa Fe for Chile

Santa Fe has a dynamic, constantly evolving, food scene. The perennial favorites have been around for decades, but there are always new restaurants opening,...

20 of the Best Restaurants in Albuquerque for Chile

This list is intended to be fluid, subject to changes based on input from others. Currently it is a combination of perennial local favorites,...

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Taste the Tradition

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture created the New Mexico — Taste the Tradition and Grown with Tradition program in 2000 to promote New Mexico products, but the program has become so much more.