Saturday, July 26, 2008
I am hoping we have plenty of jalapenos in the state that didn't come from Mexico. Otherwise that could cause us to declare a state emergency.
Having been to other parts of the country, like the midwest, I doubt that people understand what a big crisis being with jalapenos would be for New Mexicans. I doubt they also realize just how much spicy food we consume. Right now in my house there is a freezer packed with green chili, at least 3 jars of salsa and several jars of red chili sauce in the cabinet, 2 containers of jalapeno and pecan pesto in the fridge, dried red chili powder and probably a bunch of stuff I am forgetting.
I can't speak for all New Mexicans, but my love of spicy hot stuff isn't limited to New Mexican food. I also love curry, any asian dish with peppers or hot mustard, Cajun hot stuff -- you get it, anything hot.