Chef Horton: Hot food, cold beer, good wine

It’s Sunday, around 6 p.m. and all hands are busy at Common Fire. People are filling the restaurant, partly because it’s the Fourth of July weekend, but also because Chef Horton’s creations are quickly gaining recognition among Taos foodies. Originally published in Taos news Photos: Katharine Egli Common Fire Chef de Cuisine Andrew Horton grew…

Chefs from Mexico, the East Coast and Patagonia make Taos their home

Photo: Katharine Egli Chefs Wilks and Colleen Medley Originally published in Taos news Jaime Nieves-Flores: El Chef at The Gorge Jaime Nieves-Flores grew up surrounded by the aromas and flavors of his mother’s fonda, a small restaurant in Mexico City. His father owned a deli store nearby. “There was food all around me and I…

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…

Chef’s Journey From Africa To Taos

Photo: Tina Larkin Originally published in Taos News South African chef participates in Annual Taos Winter Wine Festival Shane Alexander, the chef at the Snakedance Condominiums’ restaurant and a South African native, ended up in Taos because of—love. “I was supposed to go to culinary school in 2007,” he said, “but I put it off…

Specialty of the house: young chef shines at Eske’s

Photo: Tina Larkin If a good chef must have a passion for food, a cooking background and a healthy dose of creativity then Richard Pyatt, one of the youngest chefs in town, fits the bill. He is 19 years old and has been working at Eske’s Brew Pub and Eatery, on and off, for the…

Taos News lifestyles: Specialty of the House: Heyam Khweis

From left, Abdul, 8, Nadeen 16, Ziad, Tareq, 14, Khaled, 11, and Masjdolene, 18, are behind Heyam Khweis as she holds a Makloubeh. Photo by Tina Larkin. Originally published in The Taos News Heyam Khweis, a native of Palestine, is the operator and owner of Arabian Nights Foods, a successful line that sells locally and…