New Mexico chiles
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New Mexico chiles

New Mexico chiles

Ristras at the Hatch Chile Festival in Hatch, N.M., show off the region’s pride and joy.

 (Hernan F. Rodriguez)
New Mexico chiles

Chiles for sale in Hatch, N.M., the self-proclaimed “chile capital of the world.”

 (Hernan F. Rodriguez)
New Mexico chiles

A class at the Santa Fe School of Cooking features an in-depth exploration of Southwestern cuisine.

 (Hernan F. Rodriguez )
New Mexico chiles

Ristras hang at a chile shop in Hatch, N.M.

 (Hernan F. Rodriguez)
New Mexico chiles

Hatch, N.M., is known for its chiles, particularly the green variety.

 (Hernan F. Rodriguez)
New Mexico chiles

Chile powder, shown at a shop in Hatch, N.M., really packs a punch.

 (Hernan F. Rodriguez)
New Mexico chiles

Families get into the spirit at the Hatch Chile Festival.

 (Hernan F. Rodriguez)
New Mexico chiles
Green chile roasting at Hatch Chile Festival. Credit: Hernan F. Rodriguez (Hernan F. Rodriguez )
New Mexico chiles

The Santa Fe School of Cooking features a deep dive into Southwestern food, including chiles.

 (Hernan F. Rodriguez)
New Mexico chiles
Making red chile sauce at Tomasita’s restaurant in Santa Fe. Credit: Hernan F. Rodriguez (Hernan F. Rodriguez )
New Mexico chiles

Roasting chiles at the Santa Fe Farmers Market. 

 (Hernan F. Rodriguez )
New Mexico chiles

A view of the altar at Santuario de Chimayo in  Chimayo, N.M.

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Red chile, shown here at Potrero Trading Post, marks the landscape in the village of Chimayó, N.M.

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New Mexico chiles

Potrero Trading Post in Chimayo, N.M., is next to the Santuario de Chimayo, a religious destination for those who believe in the healing power of the shrine and its “holy dirt,” which pilgrims scoop from a hole in the adobe church’s floor.

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The Santuario de Chimayo in New Mexico draws many religious pilgrims.

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