Do you eat to belong? Eat to know? I've given serious thought to finding the best Green Chile Stew receipe as I eat my way around the area sampling this dish. I've tried before to find the best Clam Chowder and the Best Texas Chili and the Best Gumbo at previous junctures in my life. I read through the Green Chile Bible, Edible Santa Fe, tasted the fare here and there and found Cafe Pasqual's Green Chile and Pork Stew recipe in this month's Santa Fean magazine to be the one recipe I want to work with at home. The recipe is in the cookbook, Cooking with Cafe Pasqual's: Recipes from Santa Fe's Renowned Corner Cafe by Katharine Kagel. Cafe Pasqual's is one of my favorite haunts. My husband might want to play with other recipes. For now, we're cookin'. Later we'll share with you what we come up with. Loving eating, swallowing a new place and life bite by bite.
update: I've now tried a bunch of versions, including a good Buffalo Green Chile Stew courtesy of LaMont's Wild West Buffalo, who raise the beeves. Continue on the flip for my recipe for Buffalo Green Chile Stew. I'll post my recipe for The Best Chile Stew and put a link here once it is perfected (wink).