Upcoming Pueblo Feast Days
August 4 Kewa/Santa Domingo (St. Dominic)
August 10 Picuris (San Lorenzo)
August 12 Santa Clara (St. Clare)
August 15 Zia (Our Lady of Assumption)
September 2 Acoma (San Estevan)
September 4 Isleta (San Augustine)
September 19 Laguna (St. Joseph)
September 30 Taos (San Geronimo)
September 4 Nambé (San Francisco de Assisi)
For additional dates of feast days at other times of the year, see newmexico.org/feast-days and indianpueblo.org/19pueblos/feastdays.html
Bite: Fuze Fest Fuze Sw is back! Book yourself now for another kind of culinary feast, happening September 12–14, mostly at Museum Hill in Santa Fe. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art are teaming up to present this conference/extravaganza/celebration of our uniquely New Mexican culinary traditions. Last year's inaugural Fuze was one of the state's most intriguing and important food events ever, with minds as stuffed as bellies. This series of events explores foods of the past and present, and the folklore and customs that created them, through keynote presentations, panel discussions, roundtable talks, cultural interludes, and loads of great food and drink.
Our local culinary authorities, including Deborah Madison, Carmella Padilla, Patricia Crown, and I will be joined by chefs like Martín Rios (Restaurant Martín), Juan Jose Bochenski (Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi), and Nephi Craig (White Mountain Apache Sunrise Park Resort Hotel); artists in varied disciplines, including potter Roxanne Swentzell and poet Hakim Bellamy; and a roster of inspiring guest speakers from elsewhere: Gustavo Arellano, Gary Nabhan, Maricel Presilla, and James McWilliams.
A traditional Native American buffalo roast will kick off Friday night, and Saturday will feature the Breakfast Burrito Bonanza and a food-truck lunch'n' munch. Sunday's very special closing dinner will be hosted by a Santa Fe native, Chef John Rivera Sedlar, at his brand-new restaurant in the Drury Hotel. In between, expect events like a Frito Pie Smackdown and Brew Tasting, and a Grandmothers' Lunch of foods prepared in classic style by Native American and Hispanic home cooks. Sunday afternoon will feature a free, open-to-the-public food marketplace where items grown and prepared in New Mexico will be available to taste and purchase. Go to fuzesw.museumofnewmexico.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a full schedule and tickets.