2012 marks the 100th year since the entry of New Mexico in the Union and became the 47th State. In New Mexico, there have been many events and personalities that have made the state a unique for its 100 years.
During World War II, New Mexico was the site of secret Manhattan Project, in which leading US scientists have sought to create the first atomic bomb, testing it about Alamagordy, New Mexico in 1945.
Roswell, New Mexico, was the subject of conversation about life in foreigners when local ranchar named Mac Brazel found on his property unknown debris. Many believed that this debris was the remains of an alien spaceship crashed in the desert of New Mexico, one in July 1947. curiosity continues to this day to what happened.
American groups inhabiting the territory of New Mexico for thousands of years. Across the state prove their ancient existence of manifest discovery of abandoned cities early trade corridors; Housing rocks and pits; kivas and symbols carved into the rock. Today, New Mexico has as its residents 22 Indian tribes, which include 19 Indian pueblos and three reservations.
Some of the "famous people" New Mexico Var & # 39; iruyutstsa of unbridled William (Billy the Kid) Bonner; Army scout and trapper, Kit Carson; blues guitarist After Diddley; author Tony Hilerman; race car drivers Al Unser and Bob, the painter Georgia O & Kief and actress Demi Moore.
The whole story – a noticeable part of New Mexico; However, enthusiasm for the author and the love of food leads her to Alice Stevens and Typtan The original production of culinary New Mexico (1916) and Emma Ferguson and her Mexican cookbook (One thousand nine hundred thirty four). Typtan and Ferguson showed bold creativity and ingenuity in the preservation of the local culinary customs, despite the supply trends across the United States, which showed in different directions. Typtan specifically insisted on the use of ingredients of New Mexico and is probably ahead of its time.
Cookbooks Typtana and Ferguson gave initial comprehensive description of how you can create your favorite historic dishes. Some of these dishes include corn and flour tortillas, red and green chilli sauce, red-chyliski enchyladas cheese, chili relenas, Tamale, flange and many other dishes.
Soon after cookbooks Tipton & # 39 was issued; s and Ferguson, four influential Hispanic homes transferred some of their own recipes in cookbooks significant. Worried that the descendants of colonial Spanish soon abandon the majority in the state, they are looking for new ways to encourage Mexicans to safeguard their heritage on the preservation of culinary traditions. If you read any of their books, enjoy cooking in New Mexico, even eat it in restaurants, you will definitely affect their efforts.
In the study of this article, this author encountered two beautiful ladies, who also contributed to the culinary history of New Mexico. Their names Kathy Gryggs, Kamyunes Mick and Edith Warner.
Located in the southern part of New Mexico – a city of the Messiah. In the town there is a building called La Posta de Mesilla, which dates back to the earliest days of Mesilla, when the pioneers began to move back after the war with Mexico. In 1848, this structure served as a main stop on the scenic line Baterfild and at the Corn Exchange, one of the best houses in the south-west. Today Connect La Posta is located in the National Register of historic buildings
In 1939, Kathy Grygs, at age 19, opened La Posta as a tiny "chili-party". Uncle sold her to the corner of the building of "one dollar, love and mercy." It was just four tables on the dirt floor, and when the mother was cooking back, Cathy worked as a fun and joyful hostess received guests, take orders, doing risky notes and admired all of its customers. . The restaurant has grown in size as well as on the status, and the like going on the menu. Granddaughter Katie, Zheren Kamunes and her husband, Tom – the current owners-managers, who use it in some recipes Kathy. Cookbook La Posta (1971).
Edith Warner grown in Pennsylvania, moved to New Mexico in 1922. Her little cottage with views of the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico. Her house was standing next to the bridge Started, adnapalosnym suspension bridge across the river on NM 502 that passed through San Ildefonso of Puebla, as well as in peradgor & # 39; s Emez mountains at Los Alamos. At this time, the future site of the Manhattan Project with the & # 39 there was a school boy at the ranch.
Edith supported himself by opening his office in the tea hut that served as the occasional traveler to accidentally pass by. In 1943, after the US government bought the Los Alamos for the Manhattan Project, philanthropists Edith changed. Already known for its chocolate cake, Edita became the place for the natural meeting point for scientists and the military. How to remember a resident of Los Alamos, Edith, dressed in white leggings female neighboring Pueblo, quietly serve all without asking annoying questions.
Wishing to maintain its research team and happy mood, Robert Oppenheimer, Manhattan Project director of the project, let Edith get high food prices, providing it with access to the Commissioner and the storage of the chocolate and butter.
Food and culture often go hand in hand. Over the past 100 years, since the state of New Mexico, it would be difficult to deal with a sense of the impact of American values and customs. In almost all the persecution, as well as in education, business, and even the war, New Mexico match the rest 49 states. Culturally, however, New Mexico remains separate. Most of the residents of Pueblo, Navajo and Hispanic residents committed to the preservation of their most cherished customs; and most of their English neighbors welcome and appreciate this commitment to heritage and tradition, and looking for opportunities to participate in its blessings.
Congratulations and happy birthday, New Mexico, Country Bowl