Photo of the Week: Ristras at Rancho de Chimayo

Rancho de Chimayo

Ristras at Rancho de Chimayo

We love the food at Rancho de Chimayó, in Chimayó, a bit north of Santa Fe, so we don’t need much of an excuse to go. The Jaramillo family has been offering fine food to visitors and locals since 1965. During a recent visit I was intrigued by the simple beauty of these colorful ristras and couldn’t resist the opportunity to snap a photo. The  Chimayó valley grows a unique red chile that is sought after in New Mexico and beyond. Ristras are strings of red chiles that are left to hang an dry out. New Mexico families traditionally use these throughout the year to provide that special flavor to posoles, red chile sauces, carne adovada and much more. It’s pleasing to know that no matter how fast paced the world gets, it’s still possible to enjoy the traditional comforts of  a more relaxed time.

Have you eaten at Rancho de Chimayó? What’s your favorite dish?

Read more about Chimayó
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Get a recipe for Chimayó style posole
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