Virtual Inspirations

VIRTUAL INSPIRATIONS

Immerse yourself with our virtual tours of our favorite New Mexico locations and inspirations.
Guides will take you to locations, showing you what we see and what inspired us to share this journey.
Feel like you are there with us as we learn about the destinations and the journey.

 

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Virtual Inspirations: SPRING CATCH: Farmers & Local Herbivore

SPRING CATCH: Farmers & Local Herbivore
New Mexico Virtual Culinary Experience

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR WITH RECIPES!

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Join us on a journey into New Mexican cuisine with a spring specialty.

Native American renowned chefs, Lois Ellen Frank, Ph.D. and Walter Whitewater will teach us the art of blue corn crusted trout, calabacitas, and a citrus watercress salad. Chef Lois was inspired by a memory when “Georgia O’Keeffe would walk along the flowing water in the Spring near her Abiquiu home and pick fresh watercress which was a favorite ingredient of hers.”


Virtual Inspirations: LOVERS & INDULGENCE

LOVERS & INDULGENCE
New Mexico Virtual Culinary Experience

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR WITH RECIPES!

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Join us for an indulgent journey into New Mexico cuisine with two recipes perfect for a candlelit dinner.

Lois Ellen Frank and Walter Whitewater will teach us how to make authentic Rolled Enchiladas for dinner and a decadent Drinking Chocolate for dessert. Have a hankering for creating a dinner to remember with a special friend? This is your chance!


Virtual Inspirations: WELLNESS & RENEWAL

WELLNESS & RENEWAL
New Mexico Virtual Culinary Experience

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR WITH RECIPES!

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With the new year on the way, Lois Ellen Frank from Red Mesa Cuisine will teach us New Mexican staples that are anything but ordinary.

Lois will guide us through three recipes: How to make beans, three sisters stew, and No Fry Indian Frybread. A wonderful way to start the new year!


Virtual Inspirations: HOLIDAY CULINARY EVENTS

TAKE A WALK IN OUR CULINARY SHOES
Virtual Holiday Culinary Experiences

Order a flight of 3 virtual on-demand experiences featuring traditional New Mexican Holiday favorites.

$120/3 Experiences

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New Mexico winters are magical, inspiring, and rich in tradition. This time of year, the smell of roasting green chile fills the air and we crave warmth and comfort as the weather changes and snow rolls in. Our cuisine reflects this feeling with the culturally infused cooking preparations, spice and food cooked with local love as we gather with friends and family to celebrate community and custom. The spicy, warm and cultural recipes featured in these 3 culinary events are New Mexico staples that people travel far and wide to experience. Celebrate the holidays with us and take a walk in our culinary shoes.

STACKED ENCHILADAS & POSOLE
Red, Green Or Christmas?
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR WITH RECIPES!

$45

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GREEN CHILE CHICKEN CHEESE TAMALES
‘Tis the season for fresh roasted green chile.
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR WITH RECIPES!

$45

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RED CHILE BEAN TAMALES
Spark your pallet with heirloom Chimayó chile.
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR WITH RECIPES!

$45

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Virtual Inspirations: CACAO, MOLE & CHACO CANYON

CACAO, MOLE & CHACO CANYON
New Mexico Virtual Culinary Experience

On-demand webinar with recipes!

$45

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Take a journey into the heart and soul of New Mexico with
Native American chef and food historian, Chef Lois Ellen Frank, Ph.D.

“Did you know that scientists found chocolate in Chaco Canyon? Using radio carbon dating, we now know that chocolate was in Chaco Canyon over on thousand years ago. Celebrate these trade routes that were established many millennia ago and learn how to make a delicious Mole (chocolate and chile sauce) featuring ancestral ingredients that existed in the Americas prior to any European contact with ingredients introduced by the Spanish. This is a must culinary journey for anyone interested in the history of the region.”

This virtual cooking experience was recorded LIVE on April 21, 2020 and is now available on-demand with recipes!

Lois Ellen Frank, Ph.D.

CHEF LOIS ELLEN FRANK, Ph.D., has spent over 25 years documenting foods and life ways of Native American tribes from the Southwest, and in 2011 received her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in Culinary Anthropology. This lengthy immersion in Native American communities culminated in her book, Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations, featuring traditional and contemporary recipes. It won the James Beard Award in the Americana category and was the first Native American book to win the award. She has worked with world-renowned chefs, scientists and academicians and collaborated with them to publish many culinary posters and cookbooks.

Walter Whitewater

WALTER WHITEWATER was born in Pinon, Arizona and is from the Diné (Navajo) Nation. He grew up in a traditional family and began cooking as a young boy after seeing people cooking at some of the traditional ceremonies his family attended. He began cooking professionally in 1992 and has been cooking ever since, now working alongside Lois and founding the Native American Catering and Food Company named Red Mesa Cuisine. Today Chefs Frank and Whitewater cook for private events, weddings, parties, corporate meetings and gallery openings as well as Native events for Native organizations all over the United States and Internationally.


TAOS WILD
Geology, Wildlife, & Nature
Family Tour

$50

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AL-BU-QUIR-KY
An offbeat tour of all things quirky
which make Albuquerque a unique destination

$50

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