bring in the new year with Posole

Happy New Year!  We just spent an amazing time in New Mexico, exploring Albuquerque, Santa Fe and other surrounding areas. I was on a mission to try as much Posole as I could, and I found none are the same.
In villages throughout New Mexico, New Year’s Eve was a time when family and friends gathered to celebrate the passing of the old year and the welcoming of the new year. So bring in the New Year with Posole!
Posole, originally created by the Indians, this hearty stew of pork, chilies, and hominy, is popular throughout New Mexico; it’s based on a feast-day dish of local Indians. While in New Mexico, I found most have their own way of making Posole, but regardless it is the traditional meal for New Year’s that always includes the special ingredient, hominy.
Highlights of the trip included day learning Southwestern Contemporary cuisine at the Santa Fe School of Cooking, and going on a hot air balloon ride (that was on my bucket list)!  We also brought back some amazing spices – spices that aren’t available anywhere else, which I will be using in the next featured Soup of the Week: Posole – sure to be special and authentic! To order Posole (last day to order is 1/5/16), visit our Soup of the Week page.
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