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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Chile Roasting at a Farmer's Market

It was fall (2016) chile season and the roasting of Hatch Chiles was in progress at the Albuquerque Downtown Farmer's Market. I had never seen how chiles were roasted (the skins blister, and the meat is often frozen for use over the winter). A local farmer showed me how this centuries-old food preservation process is practiced today.

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Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Copyright: © Phyllis Gillis