Fresh, hot tortilla chips right off the stove, sprinkled with a little sea salt and maybe even a little splash of lime juice, are one of the best snacks ever. Pair them with a good salsa or guacamole and you may not even need to eat dinner. From The Essential Southwest Cookbook.
1/2 cup oil or lard for frying
12 corn or flour tortillas, 6-inch, cut into 8 wedges each
Retracing Native Roads Day 8, Gallup to Winslow: Petrified Forest, Standin’ on the Corner, and Route 66
Shush Yaz Trading Company, Gallup, NM
For the past several months, Rio Nuevo editor Jim Turner has been sharing his adventures in the Four Corners area as he worked on the third edition of Native Roads by Fran Kosik. This is the final installment in his journey.
By Jim Turner
What better way to start your day than with a visit to one of the largest Native American trading posts in the Four…
Salsa fresca gives a burst of freshness to any dish. It’s great on eggs in the morning or enchiladas at night. If you like it extra spicy leave the seeds in the jalapeño. This version is by Chef Ryan Clark, from Modern Southwest Cooking.
Makes 4 cups
1 pound vine-ripened tomatoes, seeded and finely diced
1/2 cup minced red onion
1/2 cup diced yellow bell pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
Being in the book business, we are naturally avid readers. We would like to share with you what our staff is reading each month. We would love, in turn, to hear what you’re reading!
review by Caroline Cook
I read this slim novel in just a few days, and it really struck me. Chbosky’s narrator, Charlie, tells his story in the form of letters to an…
This wonderfully chilly summer soup has a sweet peach flavor balanced by the spicy tang of red chili paste. From Santa Cruz Chili & Spice Co. Cookbook, by Jean England Neubauer.
1 cup of sliced peaches, using the sweetest fruit you can find, or in a pinch use high-quality canned
1/2 cup Santa Cruz Red Chili Paste
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup cream (or half-and-half)
Our own Jim Turner will be sharing his experiences editing the latest edition of Native Roads at the Smoki Museum Pueblo in Prescott on July 12. For those of you who have been following his posts here, this is your chance to meet Jim, see his photographs, and hear the tales of his ten-day trip retracing the original route in Fran Kosik’s ultimate travel guide to the Four Corners region and the…
By Jim Turner
Part One of Jake’s storyfollowed him through grade school and college, his first professional editing job for Anchor Books, and finally his unexpected career turn working for the Natural History Press. From 1963 to 1970, Jake had the honor of working with quite a few leading scientists, among them Jacob Bronowski, Colin Turnbull, and Margaret Mead. With experience, he…
Lee Allen of Indian Country Today Media Network wrote an article on Laura Tohe, daughter of a Code Talker, who interviewed several of the remaining living Code Talkers for her book, Code Talker Stories. An excerpt follows. Read the full article here.
Drawing on her understanding of the spiritual importance of that language, Navajo poet and English teacher Laura Tohe, daughter of Code Talker…