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Carrot Muffins

Carrot Muffins

by Chef Stefania Trimboli-Wright Sometimes it takes a little sugar to get a kid to eat his vegetables. Carrots have a natural sweetness to them which makes it easy to sneak them into some Carrot Muffins. I like mixing the flours to produce a less grainy muffin. Of course, there are a few flour alternatives […]

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Wildfire Dinners

Wildfire Dinners

by Chef Stefania Trimboli-Wright I knew I wanted to have another creative outlet besides the daily menu. The idea started forming in my mind, all local fresh ingredients would be the stars, a warm communal setting with stringed lights hanging over head would be the backdrop. The ambiance, created by the live music filling the […]

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Smokin’ Ribs on a Sunday

Smokin’ Ribs on a Sunday

There’s something beautiful about Sunday. First, most of us get off work and second, each one’s a little different and unique. You only get about four a month — so I say use’em wisely. I prefer my Sundays to revolve around being outside with family & friends, good music, ice chests full to the brim with whatever […]

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Wildfire Dinners

Chef Stefania Trimboli-Wright is our food editor and she’ll be telling us all about her monthly Wildfire Dinners in our upcoming May issue. Every month the Rio Grande Grill hosts the Wildfire Dinner where locally grown and sourced fare comes together in a multi-course presentation by Chef Stefania. Video production by MonteMayor Pictures

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Parmigiano-Reggiano

Parmigiano-Reggiano

by Carlos Almaraz,  Cheesemonger Parmigiano-Reggiano (par-mee-JAH-noh-reh-JAH-noh) is undeniably the “King of Cheeses.” Personally, it has to come in second as one of my favorite cheeses of all times. Parmigiano-Reggiano is very complex and subtle; it is also undeniably rich. It has a vast range of applications, however it is most commonly grated in pastas.  Two […]

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Spanish Heat

Spanish Heat

By Stefania Trimboli There is no place like Barcelona, Spain. Settled in the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, it is the capital of Catalonia, Spain. The energy that this city has is so different than anywhere else. The fresh, young spirit completely carries you away. Timeless Gaudi creations are at every corner, nestled in […]