Category: Cuisine

noun | part of encyclopedia/cuisine Pronounced: \beez-coh-chee-tohz\ \biz-coh-chee-tohz\ | IPA: /biz koʊ tʃi toʊz/ Definition of biscochitos / bizcochitos affectionate/diminutive term for bizcocho “cake” in Spanish, literally “little cakes” or “baby cakes”. New Mexican; a traditional cookie with a relatively simple recipe that consists of four ingredients (anise, cinnamon, sugar, and butter or lard). Although biscochitos are are frequently […]Continue reading

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noun | encyclopedia/cuisine Pronounced: \kah-lah-bah-see-tahs\ | IPA: /ˌkɑ lɑˈ bɑ ˈsi tɑs/ Definition of calabacitas a traditional sautéed dish, of New Mexican origin, consisting of yellow squash, zucchini, onions, and optionally New Mexico chile and corn. lexicon/new-mexican-cuisine Examples of calabacitas Origin of calabacitas Calabacitas are Pueblo in origin, thanks to trade along El Camino Real de Tierra […]Continue reading

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restaurant chain | encyclopedia/cuisine Pronounced: \shey yah-shey\ | IPA: /ʃeɪ yɑ-ʃeɪ/ Definition of Chei Yazhi A Navajo Nation style New Mexican cuisine fast food restaurant in Shiprock at the Shiprock Flea Market. A dine-in and take-out restaurant, serving mainly Navajo burgers as well as cuts of meat (usually mutton or ribs), various stews, and ách’ii’. Examples of Chei Yazhi […]Continue reading

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biographical name | part of encyclopedia/science Pronounced: \fey-bee-uhn gahr-see-uh\ | IPA: /ˈfeɪ bi ən gɑrˈsi ə/ Definition of Fabián García Fabián García 1871-1948 Mexican-American horticulturalist. A pioneer in modern American horticultural studies, influential due to his work in developing the modern New Mexico chile pepper. also see: lexicon/new-mexico-chile Examples of Fabián García Origin of Fabián García Fabián García. […]Continue reading

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noun | part of encyclopedia/cuisine Pronounced: \green chee-le rohl\ | IPA: /grin ˈtʃi lɛ roʊl/ Definition of green chile roll The green chile roll (referred to as a New Mexico roll outside of New Mexico) is a fusion of New Mexican cuisine and Japanese cuisine, from the 20th century; a makisushi roll contains roasted and diced green New Mexico chile, […]Continue reading

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restaurant chain | part of encyclopedia/cuisine Pronounced: \mehk-don-lds\ | IPA: /məkˈdɒn lds/ Definition of McDonald’s An iconic international American cuisine fast food restaurant chain from San Bernardino, California, and currently headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois. The restaurant was established in 1940 by Richard James “Dick” McDonald & Maurice James “Mac” McDonald, the McDonald’s Corporation was formed by Ray Croc in […]Continue reading

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noun | encyclopedia/cuisine Definition of New Mexican cuisine New Mexican cuisine is rooted in a blend of the traditional foods of Pueblo and Neomexicano communities, adapted and modified most prominently by Navajo, Apache, Comanche, and Route 66 diners, as well as other Iberian, Mediterranean, European, Mexican, American, and international cuisines. Traditional New Mexican cuisine revolves […]Continue reading

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noun | part of encyclopedia/cuisine Pronounced: \saw-pah-pee-yah\ | IPA: /ˌsɔ paˈpi yɑ/ Definition of Sopapilla / Frybread / Sopaipilla New Mexico style sopapillas are a variant of Native American frybread, though the term can refer to several fried dough pastries found throughout Latin American, in New Mexican cuisine it is a traditional Native American puffed flatbread with a relatively simple […]Continue reading

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