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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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geographic name Definition of Central New Mexico A region of New Mexico, centering around the large Albuquerque Metropolitan Area in Bernalillo County, and encompassing Sandoval County, Torrance County, and Valencia County. Located in this region are the major cities, towns, and villages of Central New Mexico are Albuquerque, Belen, Corrales, Los Lunas, Las Vegas, Rio Rancho, […]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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noun | encyclopedia/cuisine Pronounced: \chee-leh re-ye-noh\ | IPA: /tʃi lɛ rɛˈyɛ nɔ/ Definition of chile rellenos literally “filled/stuffed chile” in Spanish. New Mexican and Mexican; a dish consisting of a fried egg-battered pepper stuffed with cheese. As with most comfort foods with regional variations, this usually gives an insight into local food traditions. lexicon/new-mexican-cuisine Examples of chile rellenos […]Continue reading

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geographic name | part of encyclopedia/places | Pronounced: \kloh-vis\ | IPA: /ˈkloʊ vɪs/ Definition of Clovis The county seat of Curry County, this town is located in the Llano Estacado. Known for its importance within rock-and-roll and country music, its nearby location to Cannon Air Force Base, the discovery of the remains of the Clovis prehistoric culture, its numerous […]Continue reading

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musical group | encyclopedia/music Pronounced: \kwawr-en-tai sing-koh\ | IPA: /ˈkwɔr ɛn taɪ sɪŋ koʊ/ Definition of Cuarenta y Cinco New Mexico music group (1991–) including band members Ernie Montoya, Matthew Cordova, John Ortiz, and Jason Trujillo. An influential group of performers of New Mexico music. lexicon/new-mexico-music Cultural significance of Cuarenta y Cinco Cuarenta y Cinco’s hit singles: “Las Nieves […]Continue reading

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