My Grandma Mary is an award-winning New Mexican food master. She has a stack of blue ribbons a mile high from the New Mexico State Fair and a few other local contests. She was even featured on Food Nation with Bobby Flay a few years ago.
On cold and snowy days like today, her green chile stew recipe is a favorite in our house. Mine is definitely not as good but it will do. The delicious scent that fills the house on a cold, snowy day is second to very few things in my world.
My heart pitter-pattered when my husband called home to request a pot of green chile stew. It tastes best with a bite of tortilla just warmed on the open flame of the stove.
As any good New Mexican will tell you, green chile is the soul food of the Southwest. Grandma Mary’s green chile is the soul food of my life.