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Chef Shout-Outs

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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Lois Ellen Frank

Lois Ellen Frank

Meet the chef: Lois Ellen FrankChef Lois Ellen Frank began her career as a professional cook and organic gardener and now is also a Native foods historian, author, and photographer. She has spent over 25 years documenting foods and life ways of Native American tribes...

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Jose “Kiko” Rodriquez

Jose “Kiko” Rodriquez

Meet the chef: Jose “Kiko” RodriquezChef Jose “Kiko” Rodriguez brings a wide variety of skills and techniques to the Global Flavors Local Lunch: from Mexican to Spanish to Japanese. Chef Kiko has quickly worked his way up the ranks in the restaurant business. He...

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Recipes

Skillet-grilled round steak and blistered shishito peppers

Skillet-grilled round steak and blistered shishito peppers

Shishito peppers are abundant at the market these days from a number of farmers.  I like to blister them in olive oil in a cast-iron skillet, let them cool to room temperature, and serve them as appetizers.  I also like blistering them and eating them with a beef...

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Budin Azteca

Budin Azteca

Adapted from Diana Kennedy’s “The Cuisines of Mexico” (Harper & Row, 1972) adapted by Brenda Bell for the  Los Angeles Times, February 21, 1999. This recipe is to honor Diana Kennedy, who died this week at the age of 99. Diana Kennedy’s books and the research...

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Green Beans with Lemon

Green Beans with Lemon

Green beans are appearing in abundance at the market these days.  I recently bought some beautiful ones from Orozco Farm and used this simple recipe from Mark Bittman in the New York Times to prepare them.  I love the tang that the lemons and zest give them – lots of...

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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

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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