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Southwest Food Wine Beer and Festivals

Enjoy Southwest food, wine, beer and festivals. The Southwest is a land of contrasts, unique food and a more relaxed dining style. We provide you with recipes and great places to go to enjoy the best the Southwest has to offer.

Food Festivals of the Southwest
Foods and food festivals of the Southwest are unique. With a blending of Anglo, Hispanic and Native American tastes, food festivals can be a great way to explore the culture of the Southwest. So whether you are a foodie or just a person that likes nice fresh food, the Southwest is sure to have a food festival to suit your tastes.

Wines, Vineyards, Wineries and Wine Festivals of the Southwest US
The states of the Southwest US have specialty ares known for wines. Find out where you can go wine tasting in the Southwest.

Travel the Northern Arizona Wine Country
You can go wine tasting just north of Phoenix, Arizona. In this area lies a green and fertile valley known for it's river lined with cottonwoods and the wineries dotting the landscape. It's a lovely place to explore, leisurly taste wine, and, perhaps, end up in Sedona for the night. Here is a list of wineries

Travel the Southern Arizona Wine Country
Wine tasting is at it's best in Southern Arizona Wine Country. The Wine Country is about 55 miles from Tucson, Arizona. The areas you will want to visit are Sonoita and Elgin and the beautiful rolling countryside in between.

Wining and Dining in Sedona Red Rock Country
I was surprised to find that there are some lovely new wineries in Sedona, a fantastic tasting room where only Arizona’s best are featured, and a little known wine room at the Amara Resort where you can sip the finest with 15 of your best friends

Traveling the Southwest in Search of Beer and Beer Festivals
When you head for the Southwest you think more about Margaritas than beer (well, maybe Mexican beer), but we found out that there are plenty of places in the Southwest that cater to beer drinkers.

Where to Get the Best Margaritas in the Southwest US
I had my first Golden Margarita on the River Walk in San Antonio, Texas and I was hooked on the American favorite, the frozen Margarita. We have selected some Southwest favorites. Do you have a recommended Margarita hang-out that has also received rave reviews. E-mail us and we will consider it for our list.

Phoenix Area Farmers Markets
The growers are mostly organic and pesticide free, are local and the produce is vine-ripe, highly nutritious and tasty. In addition to produce, the farmers' markets feature value added locally made food items such as jams & jellies, salsas, dips, baked goods of all kinds, herbs and handcrafts.

Southwest U.S. Cuisine Cookbooks
Southwest specialty foods, prepared by creative chefs using locally grown ingredients, have beeb a mystery to the visitor. But now local families and chefs are putting together easy-to-follow recipes so you can re-create Southwest cuisine in your own kitchen.

Guide to Native American Cuisine
Get acquainted withe ingredients and flavors of Native American cuisine.

San Antonio, Texas New World Wine and Food Festival
The New World Wine & Food Festival offers something for everyone, no matter what your taste or budget. There are huge galas, and burger and brew events. Annually in November.

Fall in Santa Fe - Aspens, Roasting Chilis, and Wine
Fall brings color, smells and special tastes to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Enjoy the Wine and Chili Fiesta, take a scenic drive to see the Fall colors or smell the roasting chilis on the corners throughout Santa Fe.

How to Re-Hydrate Chiles Step-By-Step with Pictures
Usually when you buy dried chiles you will buy them in a cellophane package or on a rista and sometimes you can buy them in bulk. In either case you want to use chiles that are whole, not broken or split open

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