Santa Fe Reporter - Food Writing http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-26-1-food-writing.html <![CDATA[Switchel It Up - Food fads come and go, but at least this one tastes good]]>
By: Michael J Wilson
Health fads are annoying. Most of them are silly and have very little basis in reality. And they don’t even taste good most of the time. Kale is gross, everyone. Seriously. Just stop. Even chef Martín Rios of Restaurant Martín thinks so.
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<![CDATA[Martín Rios Doesn’t Like Kale - But he is literally one of the region’s best chefs]]>
By: Michael J Wilson
On May 1, the James Beard Foundation met in Chicago to hand out its annual awards. Hosted by actor and Albuquerque native Jesse Tyler Ferguson (of Modern Family), the awards are to American food what the Oscars are to film.
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<![CDATA[Down-Home Cooking - Just like your Cuban grandma made]]>
By: Michael J Wilson
When I lived in New York, there was this small hole-in-the-wall Cuban restaurant in Brooklyn I’d frequent.]]>
<![CDATA[The F in Fundación - Tacos, tacos everywhere ...]]>
By: Michael J Wilson
Almost Exactly two years ago—you’d be forgiven if you can’t recall the pre-2016 election years at this point, since garbage fires tend to envelop everything in smoke—Bert’s Burger Bowl closed after 61 years, and Santa Fe mourned.
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<![CDATA[Angels at the Table - Get your halos out]]>
By: Michael J Wilson
When I was in college I spent a few weekends at local nonprofit Kitchen Angels as part of the College of Santa Fe’s volunteering outreach.
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<![CDATA[¡Pour Vida! - What I talk about when I talk about sustainability]]>
By: Mary Francis Cheeseman
More and more of my customers are asking about organic wines, and I’m delighted to have a dialogue about them. Some are suspicious. Is it a trendy marketing gimmick or a demonstrably better way to make wine?]]>
<![CDATA[Here Comes Easter - Must be jelly, ’cause jam don’t shake]]>
By: Michael J Wilson
There are certain times of the year that many American families have “traditional” meals.]]>
<![CDATA[Today and Tomorrow - Pie Quest 2017 Update]]>
By: Michael J Wilson
The odd little space between Pink Adobe and Rio Chama has housed a number of different businesses over the years. I worked there 14 years ago when it was Café Pink, the Adobe’s failed attempt at a coffee shop.
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<![CDATA[¡Pour Vida! - Reinas de la Vid]]>
By: Mary Francis Cheeseman
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that the world of wine, in all its vastness and diversity, is still a man’s world.
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<![CDATA[Both Sides - Dueling locations in a city of 70K]]>
By: Michael J Wilson
I recently had a long conversation with a visitor from Denver about how Santa Fe has a north/south divide. For us, this isn’t shocking or new to say.
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<![CDATA[+5 Taco of Mighty Nourishment - You come into a room, there’s food on a table, what do you do?]]>
By: Michael J Wilson
Dinner parties. Do you fill with fear at the idea? I love them, but I hate preparing for them.]]>
<![CDATA[Where Everybody Knows Your Name - Some basketball team lost and all I got was this amazing red chile]]>
By: Michael J Wilson
You know those days when nothing feels quite right? Saturday was one of those for me. I’ve been working a ton and not taking the time to de-stress properly and, outside a spa weekend, there are few ways out of those days.
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<![CDATA[¡Pour Vida! - Say hello to our new monthly wine column— written by a real-life sommelier!]]>
By: Mary Francis Cheeseman
When I was first approached to do a column on wine for SFR, I was flattered but skeptical. People’s tastes are deeply ingrained, and most people know whether they want some sort of decadent epicurean experience or an easy-drinking standby.]]>
<![CDATA[Let's Make a King Cake - Get your krewe together ]]>
By: Michael J Wilson
Ash Wednesday is coming up quickly, and some of you have probably decided to give something up for Lent. Let’s celebrate by making a dessert that represents everything opposite of that: Mardi Gras king cake!]]>
<![CDATA[Rouge Rooster Roots - Even the dirt kept breathing a small breath]]>
By: Michael J Wilson
In November, chef Greg Menke quietly opened The Root Cellar (101 W Marcy St., 303-3879), a new restaurant to join his other business adventures along the block.
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<![CDATA[Pie Quest 2017: Meat Edition - We’ve only cracked the crust]]>
By: Michael J Wilson
In the ancient Japanese tradition of Nara, there are 72 micro-seasons. The cycle begins, roughly, on Feb. 4 with the lengthening of days and beginning stages of thaw as we emerge from the cold of January.
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<![CDATA[Trumptails - New drinks for a new political era]]>
By: Gwyneth Doland
I asked my Facebook followers to help me come up with cocktails based on current events. Those demented comedians refused to come up with real drinks, but their tortured wailings are pretty amusing nonetheless.]]>
<![CDATA[Souper Bowl Post-Game Report - Yes, soup for you!]]>
By: Gwyneth Doland
Walking around the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on the snowy Saturday of the Souper Bowl, I wanted to ask every chef: “How did you do this?”
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<![CDATA[Sweet Retreat - Angel’s Bakery and Café has the treats in downtown Santa Fe]]>
By: Gwyneth Doland
Technically this is a breakfast and lunch place that also has baked goods, but on our first visit to Angel’s Bakery and Café, the sweet stuff definitely outshone the savory.
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<![CDATA[Ponder Sonder - New life in an old space]]>
By: Gwyneth Doland
The word “sonder” is a term that comes from the made-up Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows meaning the realization that other people’s lives are incredibly rich and you may play only a bit part in them.]]>