Food, Culture, and Storytelling

Last Updated by Nico Albert on

People often ask me to share recipes for the traditional foods I cook, and I am always happy to do so. But no matter how precise, I feel these recipes always fall short of the true representation of the dish. At the heart of every traditional dish is a story.

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Tradition of Squash Pie

Last Updated by Tashia Hart on

As we enter into the season once again of beautiful squashes, I decided it was finally time to attempt to recreate the balance of flavors a squash pie dish I made last year, but this time utilize all wild and locally sourced ingredients and flavors. The original pie was savory perfection with a touch of sweet, a nice crumbly crust and a fresh citrus and rich nutty crunch…a tough challenge!

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Blue Corn, Bear Root, and Resilience

Posted by Karlos Baca on

To tell the tale of the foodscapes in these homelands, from these snow-capped, 14,000 feet peaks to the scorpions and cactus in this high desert, is to define the juxtaposition of its people. My people; resilient, strong, rooted. Our ancestral memories reside on the winds here and guide these earth-toned hands through the ceremonies of our ecosystems.

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