Magazine article Sunset

Deborah Madison

Magazine article Sunset

Deborah Madison

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The cookbook author, chef, and local-food champion talks about shopping fresh and why she loves New Mexico

The beginner's way to shop farmers' markets Ask for tastes. Farmers enjoy sharing information-a tot of them even hand out recipes.

Market favorites in August Marjoram is summery, the way basil is summery. Marjoram pesto is fabulous on beets, and it's good on fish. And I am mad about lovage! It's aromatic and bright, with a lively celeryparsley flavor. It wakes up neutral food, like new potatoes or eggs. You can add the leaves to a salad, or put them in a Bloody Mary and use the hollow stem to sip from.

And a few more favorites I love to mix parsley, cilantro, basil, and dill. I use them together in salads. When you combine them, they do a dance in your mouth.

Living in Galisteo It's about 20 miles southeast of Santa Fe, a village of around 250 people. I love the spaciousness and the culture. There are abandoned pueblos, a sense that people have been here a long time. …

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