Sunday, April 27, 2008
I mentioned Bueno, brand chile and it is a good one available all over the southwest and some specialty stores as well as the internet. Bueno was a small company many years ago that has had good success as the years progressed. I offer this chile to anyone and everyone including myself because it is easy to get. There are some chiles though that I use exclusively and they come from a small town in Northern New Mexico. Most people who like this kind of chile are familiar with Hatch chile. Hatch is a place in southern New Mexico that has the ideal climate and soil for truly spectacular chile - fresh green chile, but this chile that is grown in the mountains is best when dried and red. Long story short - I just ordered 10 pounds of bright red, super tasty, reeking of sunshine dried red chile powder. I wont tell you where since it is my secret and they dont have a web page so it wont be easy to find even if I tell you its a trading post in Chimayo, New Mexico. Whoops I told the secret. I am running out of the 5 pounds I brought back at Christmas. You can buy a brand called Chimayo Chile but its not the same, the stuff I buy comes in a ziploc bag. When its not in the freezer waiting for me it is in the coffee can I got from my grandmother more than 20 years ago. This coffee can was filled with my grandmothers dried and powdered red chile that she gave me as a going a way gift when I came to New York, sweet right? At the bottom is an old baggie with some of that chile, I just keep it there to remind me of my roots.
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 2:45 PM