Jul 22 - 28, 2010 
A dozen from Enchantment Chocolate
Mina Yamashita

Mina's Dish

It’s Time to Eat the Doughnuts

By Mina Yamashita

Nothing beats the sugary fragrance of tender, fried dough. The doughnut is a pastry made to be eaten freshbest with morning coffee or tea. I decided to seek out Albuquerque shops dedicated to the glazed, sprinkled, filled and frosted treats, and found only four independent shops competing with four Dunkin' Donuts and two Krispy Kreme locations.

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Peas and mutton make a marvelous meal.
Ari LeVaux

Eating In

Field of Greens

The right way to work meat into your lettuce

By Ari LeVaux

Commercial salads these days seem designed for people who don't like salad. They're essentially meat entrées served on a bed of leaves, minus the baked potato. And if you watch a server removing plates from the table, you'll see they usually aren't empty. The cold cuts, cheese, croutons, shrimp and/or chicken are gone, but the greenery is left behind like an abandoned garnish. The very fact that the proteins and fat are presented on top, rather than mixed in, seems to ensure an errant leaf won’t be inadvertently consumed.

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