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Chef Shout-Outs

Paulraj Karuppasamy

Paulraj Karuppasamy

Meet the chef: Paulraj KaruppasamyChef Paulraj Karuppasamy and his wife and business partner, Nellie Tischler, own and operate Paper Dosa, a restaurant specializing in South Indian Cuisine. Located at 551 West Cordova Road, the menu offers dishes with lamb and chicken...

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Nestor Pereira

Nestor Pereira

Meet the chef: Nestor PereiraRecently we caught up with 1999 Regional Classic James Beard Award recipient Katharine Kagel, who is the Owner of Café Pasqual’s (121 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe). For more than 40 years, her restaurant has been “serving the very best ingredients...

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Estevan Garcia

Estevan Garcia

Meet the chef: Estevan GarciaOn any given Saturday Farmers’ Market at the Railyard, shoppers might spot one of Santa Fe’s outstanding chefs. None is more beloved than Executive Chef Estevan Garcia, a native son and chef-owner of estevan restaurante. Raised in Santa...

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Recipes

Turkey and wild rice and brown rice casserole

Turkey and wild rice and brown rice casserole

What to do with leftover turkey? One of my favorite dishes of many years is to make it into a casserole with wild rice, brown rice, and mushrooms. I’m guided by a recipe I found a long time ago in the New York Times Heritage Cookbook, edited by Jean Hewitt, titled...

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Green Cabbage and Sweet Carrots Poriyal

Green Cabbage and Sweet Carrots Poriyal

Paper Dosa's, Nellie and Chef Paul, share the secret to their amazingly delicious recipes. What we would really like to emphasize is - diversify your produce!! We seasonally change up what goes into our salads, soups, uttapams, chutneys, sambars, and curries. This is...

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Winter Squash Soup

Winter Squash Soup

Winter squash and pumpkins are abundant and beautiful at the market now. I began making this soup in various versions many years ago based on a recipe in the New York Times. I can no longer find the recipe in my files or online, but a recipe with precise measurements...

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Farmer Spotlights

Seeding The Future with Plant Starts

Seeding The Future with Plant Starts

Nothing points to the arrival of spring more than the appearance of plant seedlings at the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market. Whether you refer to them as starts, seedlings, or baby plants, they are in abundance at the Saturday Railyard Market this month. Ric Gaudet of One...

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Articles

Dynamic Duo: Cousins Brenda and Jennifer Fresquez

Dynamic Duo: Cousins Brenda and Jennifer Fresquez

Brenda Fresquez, David Fresquez, and Jennifer Fresquez representingMonte Vista Farm at the Santa Fe Farmers' MarketChanneling limited water resources for crop irrigation is a challenge for New Mexican farmers. However, there is no scarcity of talent at Monte Vista...

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In Praise of Heritage Grains

In Praise of Heritage Grains

by Christine SalemThe Tibetan Purple Barley is more than ready for the combine.A mini-combine, imported from China, is better able to maneuver in northern New Mexico’s small fields.Volunteers helping to hand-harvest Rebel rye.Northern New Mexico was once the...

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