New Mexico

GM Chiles Ignite Outrage in New Mexico

Farmers rally to preserve historic chile plants
Mar 19, 2012 9:46 am
Hatch Chiles

Normally, when you hear about genetically modified crops, people are talking about corn or soy, but in New Mexico the GM debates focus on the beloved chile pepper plant. If you’ve ever been to New Mexico you know that the chile is not something anyone tampers with — ever.

The Green Chile Burger

Bobcat Bite dishes up a green chile masterpiece
Aug 3, 2011 1:01 pm
Green chile burger
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Chile peppers from New Mexico are talked about with something akin to religious reverence. Where they’re grown, which restaurants have the hottest, and which restaurants prepare them best are all points of local spirited debate. The best chile peppers you can eat are from New Mexico and served in New Mexico as any resident will tell you.  The term "chile" can...

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