Pasa por Aquí | columns by Vanessa Baca
Green Chile Stew Credit: Vanessa Baca
Slow Burn: A Family History of Green Chile Stew
Thu, Dec 1, 2022, 11:20am | By Vanessa Baca
Wintertime in New Mexico is unique. The relatively mild weather, the smell of pine-scented woodsmoke in the air, the farolitos and luminarias that light up the nights throughout the...
Photo Courtesy of Vanessa Baca Credit: Ultima and Owl, artist Kathy Gidden, oil on canvas.
Burning Última: Rudolfo Anaya and the Impact of Book Bans on Democracy
Tue, May 31, 2022, 8:10am | By Vanessa Baca
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines democracy as a government by the people, especially the rule of the majority, and one that is characterized by free and open elections. As Americans, most of us tend...
New Mexico's State Cookie: The Biscochito Credit: Photo Courtesy by Vanessa Baca
A Sweet and Spicy Memory: Biscochitos in New Mexico Culture
Wed, Dec 1, 2021, 6:52pm | By Vanessa Baca
In my memory, I am standing next to my grandmother, watching her roll out the dough, deliciously studded with tiny seeds of anise. I have the very important job of cutting the dough into the shapes of...
Fish Not Flesh: Symbolism of the New Mexico Lenten Feast
Thu, Mar 31, 2022, 12:33pm | By Vanessa Baca
When I was growing up, my New Mexico Catholic family each year would enjoy what we call the Lenten meal. Though Catholics are asked to eschew eating meat on Fridays during Lent, it was the Good Friday...
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