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All Ears

Exploring the world of heirloom maize

For this week’s issue, Gail Guengerich decides it’s high time we started thinking beyond sweet, yellow corn. Instead, she suggests we delve into the many other varieties of maize available in the Albuquerque area, from blue corn to chicos.

Food for Thought: Beyond King Corn

V.21 No.47 | 11/22/2012

Food for Thought

Beyond King Corn

In search of maize redemption

Celebrate the diverse world of corn—a world where stalks can grow between two and 20 feet high; ears range in size from salad forks to golf clubs; and kernels span the color wheel in saffron, pomegranate, mauve, rose, black and lavender.

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V.20 No.38 | 9/22/2011
Forage for storage
Ari LeVaux

Locovore

Abundance Issues

A happy problem for season-end basil and corn

When I want to store large amounts of basil, I don't make pesto. Instead, I prepare a bare-bones mixture of pureed basil, olive oil and salt, which I freeze in jars. If I want to make pesto at a later date I can always add pine nuts, cheese and garlic. But I can't remove those things from pesto if, in the middle of winter, I decide I want homegrown basil in my Thai coconut green curry.

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V.19 No.40 | 10/7/2010
The Corn Maiden’s gift
Ari LeVaux

Food for Thought

The Children of My Corn

New Mexican posole with a twist

As I was preparing my move to New Mexico, a Blackfoot Indian woman came by to see about renting my house in Missoula, Mont. She didn't rent the house but we became friends, and before she left she gave me some bright red kernels of dried corn she got at a powwow.

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V.16 No.34 | 8/23/2007
Lear lost control of his own life and kingdom not because the gods saw fit to torture him, but because he made a whole bunch of really dumb choices.
Ossy Werner

Performance Review

Yo, Fool

King Lear at the Adobe Theater

After having his eyeballs gouged out by the Earl of Cornwall, the Earl of Gloucester utters one of the most memorable lines in King Lear: “As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods; They kill us for their sport.” Given the compounded misery stuffed into this gruesome play, you might think that's the lesson here. You'd be wrong.

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