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