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Author: Sophie Putka

Prosum Roasters: Coffee with Cindy

photos provided by Cindy Moffitt and Sophie Putka Cindy Moffitt, owner of Prosum Roasters, never thought she would find the path to her new career through her high school prom date. But find it she did, in a chance encounter online while buying coffee beans. A few years ago, Moffitt was working for Hewlett-Packard as a financial analyst. She felt unfulfilled in her career. But as an avid home coffee roaster, Moffitt would scour the Internet for green coffee beans enthusiastically. One day she stumbled across a buyer with a strangely familiar nose—he was the same Matt Fury she...

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Festival of Lights in the Land of Enchantment: Chanukah Foods

Being Jewish in Albuquerque, New Mexico is the closest I will ever come to being a unicorn. In a state where almost a third of the entire population identifies as Catholic, I am often met with excited interest upon identifying myself. Sometimes, I’m the first Jewish person someone has ever met. “So, do you go to Jewish… church?” (No.) “Do you celebrate Christmas?” (Of course. It’s the best!) And as a cultural Jew in a sea of Santos, Marias and Chile-ristra crosses, I feel more encouraged to share my heritage than I did before moving here. Here in the...

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The Farmacy Will Cure What Ails You

When Jacob Elliot of the newly-opened Farmacy looks at the Albuquerque food scene, all he sees is potential. The chance to serve delicious, locally sourced dishes all for under ten dollars. Room to offer top-notch espresso and expertly baked pastries to an eager clientele. But also potential for the lofty goal of a bigger local food community in Albuquerque—one that holds itself to the standards of celebrated food cities around the country. After moving to Albuquerque in 2014, Elliot worked for a year at the Farmacy location’s former iteration, called the Boiler Monkey Bistro. When the creperie-cafe moved downtown,...

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Stacked Blue Corn Chicken Enchiladas

story and photos by Sophie Putka As a chilly fall finally rears its head, what better way to warm up than with the ultimate New Mexican comfort food – spicy enchiladas? Whip up some nourishing enchilada sauce with Los Chileros chile powder and layer with Sabroso Food’s fresh blue corn tortillas, chicken, beans, and squash. Local businesses Los Chileros and Sabroso are both based out of Albuquerque. Los Chileros has been a New Mexico mainstay since 1981, when they opened in Santa Fe and began capitalizing on the state’s most cherished crop. Now Los Chileros distributes chile powders, rubs,...

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