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Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo: Red Chile Enchiladas

In Chile Peppers, Recipes, Spicy Main Dishes by Mark MaskerLeave a Comment

We’re cooking up this classic enchilada dish in honor of Cinco de Mayo. This dish features stacked, not rolled, enchiladas covered in ground beef and pork and smothered in red chile sauce.It was originally served at the early 1960s Albuquerque restaurant, Videz. The restaurant was torn down to make way for Interstate 40, but the recipe lives on in the …

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Tequila on Cinco de Mayo? Naturally!

In Alcoholic, Beverages, Recipes by Lois MannoLeave a Comment

It’s nearly May 5, which is an important day of celebration in the Southwest and anywhere you find folks of Mexican heritage. If you want to class it up this Cinco de Mayo, leave the salted rims behind and try these elegant recipes made with Riazul Premium Tequila, created by Cervantes Ramirez, Master Mixologist and General Manager of New York’s …

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Featured Recipe: Greek Easter Egg Bread

In Holiday & Seasonal, Recipes by Dave DeWittLeave a Comment

With Easter just around the corner, our editors set out to find unusual recipes to spice up the holiday! Mouth-watering rabbit and spicy deviled eggs are just a few of the world-class dishes we’re cooking up this year. You can find the whole menu in the April issue, out now! Here’s one of our favorite (and most attractive) new Easter …

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Cooking “Stone Soup”

In Chili & Soup, Recipes by Dave DeWittLeave a Comment

Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico Down here at the tip of the Baja California peninsula, I have stumbled across an pre-Hispanic chile pepper soup that uses river stones as the heat for cooking.  The Chinoteco tribe of Pueblo San Felipe Usila was a fishing based culture, and their fishermen used pear-shaped guajes, or gourd pots, told hold their fresh …

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Pairing Wine with Spicy Food…Do’s and Don’ts

In Cooking Guide, Recipes by Mark MaskerLeave a Comment

Chow.com has posted an article about pairing wine with spicy food that goes beyond the standard recommendation of “sweet and white.” Wine and spirits specialist Jordan MacKay recommends selecting a wine with a flavor profile that compliments the characteristics of the specific chile being used in a dish. And that wine could even be red. Read more:  “On Pairing Wine …

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Featured Recipe: Chorizo Bacon Rub

In BBQ - Grilling - Smoking, Pork, Recipes by Mark MaskerLeave a Comment

What could be better in a breakfast burrito than chorizo-flavored bacon? One of the stars of our April issue is bacon, as we share a great how-to article about homemade bacon. I know this sounds daunting, but Mark Masker’s easy illustrated directions will have you dabbling in the tasty art of charcuterie before you can say “pork belly.” 2 tablespoons …