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V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014
Chile verde in the raw
Ari LeVaux

Flash in the Pan

Reconsider the Tomatillo

Embracing a forgotten fruit

Ari LeVaux embraces this often-forgotten fruit and uses it in his killer chile verde recipe.
V.23 No.34 |

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The Not Quite Weekly Podcast! #5

Events, interviews, rambling attempts at jokes!

This week comedian Genevieve Mueller joins us to discuss happenings in the ABQ comedy scene and her interview with Josh Blue.

And calendars editor Mark Lopez hypes events, and we engage in a discussion of the merits of Albuquerque, N.M. vs. Corpus Christi, Texas.

V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014

Book Review

By Means of Red and Green

How Chile Came to New Mexico / Comó llegó el chile a Nuevo México

Gorgeous painted illustrations and a translation rendered in authentic New Mexico Spanish enrich this myth-like tale from Rudolfo Anaya.
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V.23 No.10 | 3/6/2014
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Film Review

Gloria

Honest Chilean drama admits love isn’t any easier the second time around

Gloria doesn’t spend a lot of time introducing us to its main character. This isn’t a first-date situation. Lelio’s sensitive romantic drama simply drops us into her life and lets us discover who she is over the course of time.
V.23 No.6 | 2/6/2014
El Rincon Farm in Chimayó, NM
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Opinion

The Chile Bowl

Yawn-inducing state rivalry obscures GMO issue

Captain America’s august Alibi fireside chat examines extant native New Mexican chile, bread and circuses, agribusiness, farmers and GMOs.
V.23 No.4 | 1/23/2014

Flash in the Pan

Red Chile Dreams

How to survive until next roasting season

Ari LeVaux shares his recipe for the perfect red chile sauce.
V.22 No.44 | 10/31/2013
Carne adovada plate
photos by Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Red Chile Heaven

In a town filled with New Mexican options, Patricia’s is a cut above the rest

Ty Bannerman can’t get enough of the carne adovada at this tiny, easy-to-miss restaurant.
V.22 No.15 | 4/11/2013

news

The Daily Word in Margaret Thatcher, chile law and treasure hunting

The Daily Word

Remembering Margaret Thatcher.

The Chernin Group makes $500 million bid for Hulu.

Local pediatrician is dedicated to helping children who are victims of abuse.

In an effort to thwart scalpers, Kid Rock is scalping his own concert tickets.

The New Mexico Chile Advertising Act requires full disclosure on whether the chiles are “New Mexican” or not.

New Mexico treasure hunters beware! You have now been warned that finders may not be keepers.

Facebook to charge for messages sent outside of your network.

“Calvin and Hobbes” get gritty remake in new fan film.

V.22 No.14 | 4/4/2013
How about slapping some corporate logos on those riot shields?

Film Review

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South of the border political drama sells audiences on the idea of revolution

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V.21 No.45 | 11/8/2012
Most chile is descended from the New Mexico No. 9 pepper.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

The Mouthful

A Myth, Hatched

Food editor Ty Bannerman uncovers a chile conspiracy.
V.21 No.37 | 9/13/2012
Wilbur Scoville
Wilbur Scoville

Food

A Spicy Centennial

As we all know, New Mexico has been a state for a full century as of this year. But that's not the only hundred year birthday we should be celebrating. In a coincidence that's altogether too perfect for our green chile obsessed region, 2012 also marks the 100th anniversary of the Scoville scale.

The Scoville scale, as anyone with a taste for the caliente should realize, is the more-or-less standardized method for determining how hot a chile pepper is. The scale ranges from 0 for a heatless bell pepper, to 16 million for pure capsaicin, the chemical compound that makes chile spicy. A good, hot New Mexico chile typically ranks somewhere between 3500 and 8000, while its degenerate offspring the Anaheim pepper is closer to 1,000. Law enforcement grade pepper spray registers at around 1.5 million.

Wilbur Scoville, a pharmacist, developed the scale in 1912 in order to ensure that the peppers used in a turn-of-the-century muscle salve called Heet were consistently spicy enough to take advantage of capsaicin’s topical pain relieving qualities (is there anything chile can’t do?). Appropriately enough, not only did Scoville develop the first standardized heat scale, he was also one of the first scientific chile tasters to note that the best way to cool down a fiery tongue is to reach for a glass of milk.

For more information about Wilbur Scoville, check out Dave DeWitt’s biographical article on fiery-foods.com.

V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012
Behold, asada fries!
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Behold, asada fries!

Food

A mouthful of carne asada fries

On a steep Nob Hill side street behind Imbibe is a tiny hole-in-the-wall kitchen, clad mostly in stainless steel. It’s called The Last Call, or TLC, and its proximity to Albuquerque’s nightlife weighs heavily on the short, funky menu. Read all about TLC’s signature dish in this week’s Food section.

Today's Events

Reel World

Costumes are encouraged for this event, featuring guests Ri Ri SynCyr, General Blackery, Rex Starchild, Mary Jane Monroe and more.

Kissy Sell Out • electronic at Stereo Bar

Moonlight Ghost Tour of Old Town at Tours of Old Town

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