Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Migrating Feast Tacos and New Mexico in Pictures From The Summer of 2012

I went on a little trip with my son to New Mexico in August and it was great fun to be home and see my family and large extended family and take in all the beauty that the wonderful Land of Enchantment has to offer. Two of the greatest perks on this trip were: Being asked by Farm & Table, one of the, if not the - hottest restaurant in Albuquerque - to be a guest chef on one of their closed nights to help create a $95 per person 8 course tasting menu for 60 distinguished guests including local and popular artists, business people and the Mayor of Albuquerque.
I made an apple pie tamale for dessert. Talk about hitting it out of the ballpark!
I also made a little tart. I am trying to track down the menu I cant find in all my piles of paper but when I do I will append this post.
The event at Farm & Table was an enormous success and I hope to do it again if not at this restaurant hopefully others.
Another perk of this trip was I also got a chance to shoot a segment for Migrating Feast. This is the second thing I have done for this series and I see more in the future.

Each and everything I do with Migrating Feast is something that I am proud of.
The best perk of all was being able to take my son around and do some of the things that I loved to do when I was a kid growing up in New Mexico. We walked around in my field (I own a house there on 5 acres) the ditches, and my parents back yard and we shot the BB gun and the bow and arrows. Huge fun.
We also saw many things. I want to show my son where I am from since he is being brought up in New York City its important for him to know about his heritage.
So once again my batteries get charged from the bright New Mexico sun and and all the delicious chile and I am ready to face the world head on again. I hope you enjoyed this photo vacation.


Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Congratulations on the guest chef gig. Looks like you are enjoying being home. It's so important for your son to know where he comes from. Gives him roots instead of just tall building :)

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

Great I'm going to have to search out some tacos.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Christo, Congratulations on everything, your hard work is not going unnoticed! Loved the video, you're a natural, you need your own show on tv so we can watch real people cook again!

teresa said...

what an impressive undertaking! well done, it looks like a great trip!

snugs said...

I loved your segment for Migrating Feast!! If you came here we would go eat tacos from the street carts in Mexico..

Velva said...

Wow! What an journey. What is priceless, is that you spent this wonderful time with your son-everything else was a bonus.

Very cool about the guest chef spot-that rocks!


Marjie said...

The guest chef gig was good, but to me the chance to go home, teach your won the joys of his ancestral home and all the outdoorsy things which are in short supply in NYC, recharge and relax are really great. I've said before that I wouldn't be surprised to find him going back to your roots as an adult - the pendulum does tend to swing! Glad to see you had a nice summer.

urban vegan said...

Congrats on the fab dessert--great idea. As for the video, you are a natural presenter and the camera really likes you. Yay, Christo!

Lini said...

Congratulations Guest Chef!!!! Very awesome and the scenery is mind blowing, too. Man, with all the cold weather and rain, New Mexico looks like paradise.

Unknown said...

Really enjoyed your migrating feast series. Great pictures of you enjoying showing your son your childhood places. Got to do a little of that myself over the summer when I took my sons back to a tiny island that was my second home

Doug said...

Great video and what a great trip. I really enjoyed Migrating Feast and now I am in the mood for tacos.

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