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The Sonoran Hotdog Crosses The Border

The Sonoran Hotdog Crosses The Border

By: Ted Robbins Published: August 06, 2009 Click Here to listen to story Americans’ view of the U.S.-Mexico border is pretty narrow these days — basically, drugs and illegal immigrants. Of course, there’s more than that if you live there. There’s the area’s tasty food — Baja California fish tacos, Tex-Mex fajitas and the newest […]

What we got here is a failure to collaborate

What we got here is a failure to collaborate

By: Gary Paul Nabhan Published: July 20, 2009 On July 9, President Obama announced his nomination of Jonathan Jarvis as the next director of the National Park Service. Jarvis has worked for the agency for 30 years and directed its Pacific West region since 2002. Many of his colleagues contend that he not only has […]

Place based foods of the borderlands weather the economic downturn - not just for the elite

Place based foods of the borderlands weather the economic downturn – not just for the elite

This last week, I went out into the desert to find an old friend in her trailer-turned-artesanal kitchen. My friend is an Hispanic woman who lost her job after 9/11 in a borderlands community that lost thousands of more jobs during the mortgage fiasco two years ago and the more recent economic downturn.  And yet, […]

Finally, a burger with a taste of place

Finally, a burger with a taste of place

By: Gary Paul Nabhan Published: June 22, 2009 Some 12 million people visit the Grand Canyon every year, but any “foodies” among them tend to be disappointed when they arrive at the rim. Where in all this luscious landscape, they ask, is anyone serving food that tastes of this place? Why do so few restaurants […]

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