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#12 | Issue Two, Movies, and Popcorn

The cascade of kernels hitting the bottom of a sizzling pot. The cacophony of pops against the lid. The house warmed by smells of oil and corn...

#32 | The Worm Moon, Tuna Sandwiches, and Occasions

​Yesterday was the worm moon, as the full moon of March is known. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, this last full moon of winter gets its name either from earthworms coming to life in the warming soils or beetle larvae doing the same in the bark of trees....

#22 | Kimchi Jjigae, Yukgaejang, Phở, and Occasions

For months, we’d been craving kimchi jjigae—and not just any, but the one at A-Ri-Rang Oriental Market in Albuquerque’s far Northeast Heights. So when we found ourselves in the neighborhood just before the dinner hour, we pulled into their unassuming parking lot...

#16 | Red or Green, Chile Pasado, and Delicious Things

For a long time, in the centuries before widespread refrigeration, freezing, and canning, the question of red or green was largely a seasonal one. Eating a meaty chunk of roasted green chile was a fall treat, and otherwise the chile was as red as the dried red pods...

#14 | Autumn, Sorghum, and Agua de Tamarindo

Autumn is here and sorghum, that least mentioned of crops, is the star of the show at next weekend’s Rio Grande Community Farm Maize Maze in Albuquerque, which is, in fact, a sorghum maze. Only the oldest among us might remember firsthand that we once made our own...

#12 | Issue Two, Movies, and Popcorn

The cascade of kernels hitting the bottom of a sizzling pot. The cacophony of pops against the lid. The house warmed by smells of oil and corn and spices. The lights dim and the credits roll. Whether it’s avocado oil or butter, turmeric or toasted coconut, fresh...

#11 | Barbacoa Tacos, Hot Dogs, and Festivals

Food will never be digital. (We keep seeing announcements about video games that have digitized scent, but user reports are less than convincing.) What we love about eating is that it is so physical—from the experience of teeth sliding into a tomato to the juice on...

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