chile chat

Where do you stand on New Mexico’s favorite question - "Red or Green?" Follow your passion for New Mexico chile and join the UNM Alumni Association for a “Chile Chat” with Jackie, Ana and Gene Baca of Bueno Foods on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. as part of its Lobo Living Room Series. The event will be held in the Alumni Center at Hodgin Hall.

Highlights of the event will be a “Red & Green” sample tasting provided by Cervantes Food Products, Inc., a demonstration by the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, chile roasting and tasting on the Hodgin Hall Plaza sponsored by Bueno Foods  and chile ristras made by UNM alum Evelyn Losack.

* Chile has been around for more than 10,000 years and were cultivated as a crop as early as 3,300 B.C.
* One fresh medium-sized green chile pod has as much Vitamin C as six oranges
* One teaspoon of dried red chile powder has the daily requirements of Vitamin A

Learn about these facts and more including chile roasting (weather permitting) on the Hodgin Hall Plaza and serve southwestern fare featuring every New Mexican’s favorite fruit: red and green chile.

Parking is available along the street on the north side of Hodgin Hall or in B Lot on the corner of Central and University.

RSVP by Friday, Oct. 25 by calling (505) 277-5808 or visit Lobo Living Room.