Category Archives: Native American Cuisine

Christmas in New Mexico and the “River of Lights”

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Christmas in New Mexico” from Christmas in New Mexico by Jerry Dean. Released: 2013 (This is a partial re-post from 2013 with some great additions!) Christmas in New Mexico December, 1994 was my … Continue reading

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A Vintage Cookbookery Mystery: Blue Corn and Culinary Ash

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Taos Pueblo Round Dance Song” from Music of New Mexico: Native American Traditions by Ruben Romero, Ernest Martinez, And Juan O. Lujan. Released: 1992 “Taos Pueblo Elders say that at the beginning of … Continue reading

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Foods of the “Silver Bearing”, “Little Spring Place” – Arizona

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Anasazi Moon” from Chaco Canyon by Rusty Crutcher. Released: 1990   Arizona, “The Grand Canyon State” is a place of contrasts. Deeply sculpted by millions of years of everything nature can dish out, … Continue reading

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“Please Do(n’t) Eat the Daisies!” Edible Flowers

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “The Lovelies (sic) Flower In My Garden” from Sanctuary by Gandalf. Released: 2009 Anyone who has ever read William Shakespeare’s, “Romeo and Juliet”, will recall the phrase uttered by Juliet, “A rose by … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name? Dah diníilghaazh (Navajo Fry Bread)

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Moon Rituals” from Navajo Moon by The Flute Clan. Released: 2006 The Navajo Nation occupies northeast Arizona, northwest New Mexico, and a small portion of Utah. In 2011, approximately 109,000 Navajo inhabited the … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Candy from “Pueblo Indian Cookbook”

(click above to play) Song “Tsidii-Bird”, composed by Geraldine Barney and from the album, “Music of New Mexico – Native American Traditions” Living in the American Southwest as I have for the past 19 years, I am continuously surrounded by … Continue reading

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Green Chile, Georgia O’Keeffe and The Land of Enchantment

“New Mexico”, from the album “New Mexico”, Bob Forbes, 2010 click above to play If you have never had the privilege of smelling fresh green chile roasting, you have been deprived. When I moved to New Mexico in 1994, I … Continue reading

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