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When Arrabbiata Meets Sambal

Sambal is becoming more common, a spicy Malaysian chile paste that is widely used for a lot of Asian cuisine. You can find it in the Asian food aisle of any well-stocked grocery store. A generally straightforward mix of chiles,...
 
 
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Salsa Roja Remembered

Long ago there was an absolutely filthy-yet-magnificent taqueria called Mexico Lindo located on a dingy stretch of Euclid Avenue in my-then hometown of Ontario, California. For a kid raised on Taco Bell enchiritos (a bastardize...
 
Snake River Farms Wagyu Brisket

 
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The Ballsiest Beer Ever!

Today Colorado-based Wynkoop Brewing Company will tap the first keg of a brand new and immensely unique beer: Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout, made with bull testicles. You read it right, folks. Continue reading →
 
 
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Dave DeWitt’s Chile Trivia Book Nominated for Awards

This just in! Dave DeWitt's Chile Trivia is a finalist in the 2012 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, in two categories. If you haven't ordered your copy yet, better get after it. Continue reading →
 

 
 
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New Scovie Award: Chile Beer Category

Hey all you professional and amateur beer brewers! Here's a chance to see how your chile beer compares to your peers. For the first time, the Scovie Awards will have a category for Best Chile Beer. Continue reading →
 
 
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Great Label Designs are Timeless

The concept of attractive packaging as a way to catch the eye and make a sale has been around since folks started selling stuff to each other. Here you can see some award-winning labels from the 2012 Scovies, along with some vi...
 

 
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Celebrate National Chicken Wing Day with Three-Chile Wings of Fire

These wings are not a traditional New Mexican dish, nor are they genuine "Buffalo wings," but since it’s one of our favorites, and we serve it in New Mexico, we want to share it with you in honor of National Chicken Wing Day. E...