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Where is the recipe for that lucious Herb and Citrus Roasted Chicken? I'd love to make that for the holidays and for any time of the year for that matter.


No Balabusta would ever serve burnt chicken to her family on Pesach or any other time. Perhaps The New Mexican should do a better job and do stories on the numerous excellent cooks in Santa Fe's large Jewish community who make traditional foods that actually look and taste delicious and are not burnt. Thank you.

GP Herbert

I understand the Jewish roots and food traditions when one witnessed it as a child, but what does it take in one's mother's background to have Native American roots? Does a drop of blood from a distant ancestor manifest itself in understanding how that distant ancestor cooked and ate? I suspect a foodie of today would abhor the actual cooking and eating habits of the Native American. But romanticizing the past is a lot better than trashing it, I will admit.


What a great article! I have attended many of Lois Ellen's Native American cooking classes and dinners and this article adds a new dimension to this multi-talented woman. Her lectures on food are both entertaining and educational and are a "not-to-be-missed" experience when visiting Santa Fe, New Mexico. I hope others will attend her local events throughout the years to come.

GP Herbert

Is that poor chicken wearing a black legband? Militant chicken!

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