Chef Dillon Tisdel: “food is the great connector”

Originally published in Taos News Photo taken from Chef Tisdel’s website  Chef Dillon Tisdel is a big advocate of plant-based food. Inspired by Ayurvedic teachings and macrobiotic philosophy (eating grains and local vegetables, and avoiding highly processed foods and most animal products) Tisdel uses a holistic approach in both her kitchen and her life. “I…

Loretta Oden: Native chef and culinary trendsetter

Story and image originally published in Taos News Photo:  Katharine Egli Loretta Oden, a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, opened the first restaurant in the country that showcased the indigenous foods of America—The Corn Dance Café, established in Santa Fe in 1993. “I wanted to promote the healthy food that Native people ate before…