One of the 30 Most Exciting New Cookbooks, Fall 2015 –Epicurious.com
“I have been looking for a good New Mexico cookbook for years, craving the secrets of those chile sauces and pork stews. I didn’t expect to find one as pretty as this, though, nor as stuffed with regional culinary history.”
–PAULA FORBES, Epicurious.com
“This cookbook is a must-have for anyone who loves good food and recognizes the importance of our culinary heritage…”
–CHEF JOHNNY VEE, Food Editor, Santa Fean Magazine
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Georgia O'Keeffe: Legend in Abiquiu
One of the world's most famous artists, she lived from 1887 to 1986. Until failing eyesight forced her to stop painting in 1984, she worked in pencil and watercolor and clay. O'Keeffe's painting "Jimson Weed" set a new auction record for the most expensive work of art by a woman when it sold for $44.4 million in 2014.
Photo by John Candelario, 1939
Dennis Hopper: Mud Palace Movie Star
"I think of Taos as my home," Hopper told The New Yorker magazine in 1971. "Taos Mountain is one of the sacred seven. And there's the sacred Blue Lake. If you drilled straight through...you'd come to Tibet...People come to Taos, have a flat tire, and stay the rest of their lives–or they can't wait to get out! It drives some people crazy."
Photo © 1970 by Douglas Magnus. All rights reserved.
Doña Tules: Queen of Cards
"It was a time when all lived dangerously, and Doña Tules Barcélo more dangerously than all." –RUTH LAUGHLIN
Doña Tules as portrayed by Van Ann Moore in her one-woman musical theater show. Photo courtesy of Van Ann Moore, 1995
Billy The Kid: Wild West Gunfighter
Billy the Kid met his match at midnight on July 14, 1881, in Fort Sumner, NM, when he was ambushed at his friend Pete Maxwell's house by Sheriff Pat Garrett, who shot him dead. Billy was twenty-one years old. At least, that's the official version of the story. But legends persist that he escaped to live out his life elsewhere, anonymously.
Photo Date: 1878-1880(?)