Change Makers, Culinary Crushes And Talking Turkey


With Local Flavor 

Local Flavor’s  Editor Cullen Curtiss, writes in her foreword to this month’s preview of the magazine, about being thankful.

In this month of gratitude, we take to heart with Gandhi’s words “be the change you wish to see in the world” and offer stories on the Taos Ski Valley’s B Corp, the Wildlife Corridors Act, the Santa Fe Watershed Association’s young river stewards, the investigative journalists of Searchlight NM, and finally, our cover man Chef/Co-owner Patrick Lambert, who generously shares his recipe for moving through the world with grace. Thank you all.

YOUNG STEWARDS OF THE RIVER. They pick up your trash. They build tree wells, plant cottonwoods and willows. They see our City’s homelessness problems. They are children in pre-school to 18 years old, and they are cleaning up our river through Santa Fe Watershed Association’s Adopt-a-River/Arroyo programs. 

HOME AT THE COWGIRL. Chef/Co-owner of The Cowgirl, Patrick Lambert says in his interview, “We are a place that one can come and feel like family. I’m committed to carrying that into the future.” 

SAFE PASSAGE. Achieving the vision of the [Wildlife Corridors Act] is not only about reconnecting our land and wildlife to one another, but about reconnecting our people–who depend on both–to a deeper sense of place, where wildlife has safer passage on land with fewer boundaries,” writes Michael Dax. 

BE THE CHANGE. “I’m obviously very passionate about this mountain and about this community and only want the best for it and being a Certified B [Benefit] Corp allows us to do the very best for this place and this mountain,” says Taos Ski Valley’s Chief Administrative Office, Dawn Boulware. 

THE TRUTH TELLERS. “Changing the world through journalism is everything I believe in,” says Sara Solovitch, editor of Searchlight New Mexico. Read about how one story, chronicling the experiences of the boy on the right, reported on for 10 months, brought about an unprecedented forum for parents, school administrators, elected officials, and psychologists.

BREAK BREAD. GIVE THANKS. The six bread bakers writer Ashley M. Biggers highlighted in this cozy story are seemingly all prophets. You do not want to miss their reflections on their work, including those of Sage Bakehouse’s owner and baker Andrée Falls, “It’s part of our mission to make a handcrafted product. There’s no place to hide. It’s a very unadorned, traditional product.”

RADISH & RYE. Camille Bremer, Co-owner of radish & rye says, “For years at Geronimo I had a piece of paper with radish and rust written on it that I’d keep in my pocket while I was bartending. I wanted it that bad.”

TALKING TURKEY. You still have plenty of time to purchase a natural, pasture-raised bird for your Thanksgiving table. In our Still Hungry column, you’ll find tips and tricks from the pros at Keller’s Farm Stores, Pollo Real and Embudo Valley Organics.

CHEF’S BUZZ. Writer Lynn Cline delivers her monthly round-up of foodie highlights, including the news that Chef/Owner Liam Kimball has opened an inventive sandwich shop called tuerta in ABQ!

TOP TIX. What would we do without Top Tix columnist Stephanie Hainsfurther’s tips on the hottest performing arts tix in town, including the indie/rock-chamber/pop collective San Fermin.

ON THE ROAD. Author of Exploring New Mexico, Sharon Niederman is back this month with more road trip recommendations for your late fall adventures, including a visit to the fourth annual HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market, where the writer herself will be signing books, Nov 18.

ART BEAT. Writer Mia Rose Poris’ picks for your November gallery-hopping, including a trip to LewAllen Galleries, where you can see painter Linda Stojak’s work.

For more on Local Flavor’s November issue, please visit their online site linked below.

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