Unique to New Mexico is the close relationship with red and green chile in our recipes. Most sought after is the Hatch chile from, of all places, Hatch, New Mexico. Hatch hosts an annual chile festival that I cannot necessarily recommend unless your relative happens to be competing to be the Chile Queen. I will certainly miss the great New Mexico chiles and the roasting tradition carried out every fall. Wonderful aromas and tastes. Everyone should have a freezer full.