It's my pleasure to introduce to you Author Robin Perini who wrote "In Her Sights"
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Red or Green?
Thank you so much for allowing me to be here today. It's been such fun sharing with everyone over the last few days. I'm thrilled to be here. My debut novel, In Her Sights, has a connection to New Mexico. My heroine is from a small town in the southern part of the state called Truth or Consequences. Yes…it's a real place, situated near Elephant Butte Lake and a space port.
While Jazz has difficult memories of New Mexico, I wanted to share one of the more unique aspects of the Land of Enhancement with your readers: as of 1999, New Mexico has an official state question.
Red or Green?
Go to any New Mexican restaurant and order a New Mexican meal and you'll get asked this question. Your answer could be red, or green…or Christmas…red and green (my preference, by the way). In most other states, this isn't even an option. Even McDonald's in New Mexico offer green chile on their burgers (by the way, it is chile with an 'e' not chili with an 'i').
All chiles start off as green; as they ripen, they turn red or yellow. Green chiles are picked unripe and they are fire roasted, then peeled. They can range from mild to hotter than jalapenos, mostly due to the climate in New Mexico and its impact on levels of capsaicin (the active component in chile peppers). Red chiles are the ripe form of the same plant and most of them are dried. Usually the green is hotter and the red more pungent, but if you plan to eat New Mexican food, ask the waiter what's hotter. It can vary. And, just a word of warning. You may want to ask for your chile on the side the first time you eat New Mexican chile. It's not the same as anywhere else.
My favorite New Mexican meal, you ask? That's easy. Blue corn chicken enchiladas...and I always tell the waiter…Christmas. Of course.
Do you have a favorite regional food that's unusual or interesting? I'd love to know and put it on my list. By the way, I love to hear from readers.
Please connect with me. You can get in touch via my website, www.robinperini.com where you can view the In Her Sights book trailer, read excerpts, read reviews, sign up for my mailing list and even request trading cards or a Kindlegraph.