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    Posted December 19, 2011 by
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Who taught you to love food?

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    New Mexico Green chile vs. Red chile


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     ChrisMorrow interviews the 'Pope of Peppers' Dave DeWitt, the 'Salsa Twins' Jim and John Thomas, owners of El Pinto Restaurant & Salsas, and Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry, about New Mexico's state vegetable: Peppers. What do you prefer, red or green?
    - elchueco, CNN iReport producer

    "Our Grandmother taught us and New Mexico to love New Mexican Food," said the El Pinto Salsa Twins.


    Chris Morrow note: If you are wondering how to buy green chile salsa - Check out the salsa section of your grocery store or you can order online directly from the El Pinto Restaurant and Salsa Company.


    A love affair with food and engineering from the age of 3, the Salsa Twins (Jim & John Thomas) turned a Albuquerque, New Mexico destination restaurant into a nationwide sensation bottling their red and green chile salsa called El Pinto Salsa.


    "New Mexican cuisine is humble cuisine using basic ingredients. What makes El Pinto particularly unique is that we still serve the traditional recipes of our grandmother, Josephine Chavez Griggs. Our goal is to ensure the salsa, green chile, and red chile is made to perfection like our grandmother would expect."  Jim Thomas


    Video 1 The Pope of Peppers explains the difference between red, green, and Christmas and the 'Salsa Twins' speak with New Mexico residents on the state question - Which do they prefer red, green, or Christmas?

    Video 2 The Salsa Twins talk about their passion on growing up loving food. Their grandmother, Josephine Chavez Griggs coined the term New Mexican Food.


    Video 3 Mayor of Albuquerque talks about a New Mexico TREASURE.


    My favorite is the El Pinto Chipotle Salsa - HOT!

    Tell me about your favorite salsa.


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