Albuquerque NM is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Located in the high desert of New Mexico in the United States, the city is a hub for the cultural, historic and culinary arts. The city is known for many things, including the Balloon Fiesta in October of every year and the gorgeous scenery which surrounds the city. Something that many tourists are also excited to experience is the cuisine. New Mexican cuisine is a delicious mix of Spanish, Native American, and Tex-Mex influences and is sure to please almost any palate.
New Mexican cuisine is so popular that the city holds several events each year focused on food. Visitors to the city should not miss the Fiery Foods and BBQ Show or the Pork & Brew State BBQ Championships.
If you’re a fan of barbecue, you will want to make the Pork & Beer State BBQ championship. During this event, more than 50 teams from all over the United States compete against each other for the award of bbq champs. This outdoor event is held every year at the Santa Ana Star Center. With plenty of accommodations and easy transportation options, visitors can relax and enjoy the event.
Another very popular culinary event hosted in the city every year is the National Fiery Foods Show. Hotels in the city fill up rapidly with visitors who love sampling the spicy cuisine that is the hallmark of this event. The event hosts more than 200 vendors who are selling more than a thousand different products.
When most people think about Mexican food, they are thinking about burritos and enchiladas. New Mexican cuisine is something completely different. The primary difference between New Mexican cuisine and Mexican cuisine is the type of chili pepper used in preparing the dishes. There are several varieties of the New Mexican chili pepper. These are described as either red or green chilis depending on how ripe they were when picked. Red chilis are ground and then simmered in water. This makes a very fiery chili sauce. The green chili is typically chopped and then thickened with flour which results in a thicker sauce.
The green chili features prominently in New Mexico cuisine. Both locals and visitors like the taste of the chili and it has become very important in a variety of dishes including burritos, cheeseburgers, enchiladas, and bagels.
When visiting Albuquerque should always include sampling the cuisine. In this city, this is the New Mexican cuisine and it is truly delicious.