Wild seeds (Indian rice grass, blue flax, pigeeed, annual sunflower) | sunroot | raw honeycomb from taos
Woke up this morning to another beautiful winter lamb.
Why? This is a question I continuity find myself asking ever since I was a little kid. I remember someone asking my mom when I was a child at the grocery store why I asked so many questions. I wanted to know everything. Now a question that accompanies me, why cook delicious food, is that enough? With / Shed everything is meant to be delicious but more then that it’s meant to have a story, a place, a connection, a depth. It’s meant to be challenging to the mind, of myself and those who find themselves at our table. It’s meant to be a perpetual question, why?
For a dish, ground on stone _ canoncito landrace chile | our garlic | squash seeds
I’m psyched to be portrayed by @themakersarchive alongside @aftonlove and @taliamigliaccio representing New Mexico. There will be a rad event on the 17th showing our portraits at @elreycourt in Santa Fe. If you are in the area stop by!
gambel acorn | bear root | biscochito
I’m ever fascinated with the diversity of this land I inhabit. This is a beautiful clay bank we came across while exploring. We dug a little and will be testing it as a possible clay body, can’t wait to see how it turns out!
Rocky Mountain juniper (Juniperus scopulorum) _ The berries are sweetest in the cold months of the trees second year and eating a few before meals helps stimulates digestive acids. We picked these berries and let them semi dry for a few weeks and used them in a hot broth of our pheasants to start the meal.
For a dish Our pheasant | rocky mountain juniper _ Taking a life has always been a dilemma for me. Everything we consume was alive at one point and goes to keeping us alive, but the harvesting of an animal is always the hardest, especially one I raised. This is a ringneck pheasant I raised and harvested, used for the holidays. If I can’t kill it, I shouldn’t be cooking it. It’s an honor to cook food for people that has such a depth of meaning and substance.
2018 has been such an incredible year, as they all have been in their own ways. A year full of loss, regrowth, and love and the constant endeavor to make every moment and action of life meaningful. Thank you everyone of you who has came to a dinner, told a friend about our dinners, or supported our adventure in any way, we couldn’t do it without you. Here’s to celebrating shedding once again and the welcoming of another year full of potential!
Sagebrush | our apple cider
Fresh snow | chokecherry