When Local Flavor first appeared on New Mexico newstands, it was mostly about food.
In the years since, it has grown to become one of the region’s most valued print (and digital) resources, covering the best of what New Mexico has to offer, not only gastronomically, but in the arts, culture, history and heritage, as well as the magnificent landscape of The Land of Enchantment.
Over the past year, I’ve had the great privilege of sharing each new monthly issue with my readers and this month is no exception.
There’s plenty of food related stories in the May issue of Local Flavor, which reminded me of the first time I picked up a copy of the magazine over a decade ago, and fell spellbound into stories describing mouthwatering meals.
Local Flavor’s Editor Cullen Curtiss tells us that with this new issue, Local Favor explores A PLETHORA OF PASSIONS: In May, we take a peek at the outdoors and, as always, cover the culinarians who help make our region of Northern New Mexico so rich. There is passion everywhere you look in this issue!
EATING WORDS WITH JOHN SEDLAR. Chef Mark Oppenheimer interviews Chef John Sedlar, the Father of Modern Southwest Cuisine, who explores traveling the world and its civilizations through his palate, and the joy and satisfaction of living in New Mexico. -Photos by Ramsay de Give
MY GRANDMA AND HER IMPECCABLE PALATE. Restaurateur Erin Wade shares stories of her persistent muse, her grandmother. Happy Mother’s Day!
THE GOLDEN CIRCLE. In this tale from a Luddite Chef, Cafe Pasqual’s chef/owner Katharine Kagel writes about the new life for Santa Fe Community Farm at the hands of the Reunity Resources duo. -Photos by Gabriella Marks
FAR FLUNG ADVENTURES. Imagine if every river had an advocate as impassioned as former owner Far Flung Adventures Steve Harris is about the Rio Grande Basin! -by Toner Mitchell
TOP TIX. performing Arts maven Stephanie Hainsfurther recommends the best seats in the house for the month of May, including a spot in the audience for Allie Norris with the Taos Chamber Music Group.
ON THE ROAD. Explorer’s Guide New Mexico author Sharon Niederman goes statewide to bring you May’s happenings in the Land of Enchantment, from snowy peak to sandy oasis.
CHEF’S BUZZ. Lynn Cline, author of The Maverick Cookbook: Iconic Recipes & Tales from New Mexico gives you some scoop on the hospitality industry ’round Northern NM, including some hot news about Quinn Stephenson’s new restaurant, Santacafé.
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