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Chef Shout-Outs

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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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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Recipes

White bean, tuna, and celery salad

White bean, tuna, and celery salad

I love beans, all kinds of beans, and keep my pantry stocked with a variety from the market and from Rancho Gordo, the wonderful heirloom bean purveyor in Santa Rosa, California. When this recipe from the “Eat Voraciously” series of The Washington Post appeared in my...

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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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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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