New Mexican pozole and good memories of Santa Fe

I made New Mexico pozole from scratch for this weekend’s NFL games, a favorite winter dish. Aunt Zoe Ann, a longtime resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico, showed me how.

As a retiree, Uncle David rebuilt vintage cars — including a beautiful Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud that my aunt nicknamed “Chitty” — and he was the caretaker to Sam Shepard‘s ranch just outside of town. I miss Uncle David and Aunt Zoe Ann a lot, but cooking brings to mind good memories of being with them.

What keeps me motivated is not the food itself but all the bonds and memories the food represents.” —Celebrity Chef Michael Chiarello

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

2 thoughts on “New Mexican pozole and good memories of Santa Fe”

  1. Our condolences Jeff, Shannon, and Mitchell.

    Whiskey radiated charm in the photo in wing back chair. I feel for your loss.

    Thank you for your warm testament to mom and dad. The posole looked awesome, perhaps you kicked it up a notch?
    On the same note… the pastrami sandwich got my undivided attention. Wow! I bow to your early eighties Florida menu choices.

    On a more current note, we had cabin fever and had no time for a SF trip. Instead we did an overnight to Canyon TX/Paloduro Canyon south of Amarillo. Not NM, but similar enough and under four hours away. The ‘Coyote Bluff Cafe’ eastside Amarillo was outstanding!

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