Friday morning briefing: Clovis’ top chef, a celebration and maybe some rain

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Steaking it out Check out Doug McGregor of Clovis, now a prize winning steak chef. Seems Doug, 66, who has never competed in a cooking contest before, decided to try his hand at the Cowboy Culture Celebration steak contest last weekend in Dublin, Texas.He […]

My Turn: Chef offers cooking advice

Argen Duncan New York resident and India native Suvir Saran is a chef, chef instructor, farmer, blogger, cookbook author and restaurant owner. I met him during his trip to this area last week. Suvir is personable and articulate, and not above dishing out a little good-natured ribbing. He told me he’s cooked as long as […]

Food for thought: Chef Juandel one smooth(ie) operator

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Chef Juandel makes wild smoothies that make a nice, light, nutritious breakfast or snack. The chef, the culinary side of ENMU director of media relations Wendel Sloan, provided a smoothie recipe but said you can use whatever you have. Following Wendel’s recipe, almost, I blended a banana, orange, pear […]

Chefs do battle in kitchen

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Reality TV came to Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday night in the form of an Iron Chef competition. It was a survival of the fittest — in the kitchen, that is. Six teams, made up mostly of Family and Consumer Science majors from around the state, had to […]

Feeding the classes

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By William Thompson Tony Allen, general manager of Sodexho food service operations at the Eastern New Mexico University cafeteria, brings decades of gourmet experience to the job. Allen said his two most influential teachers along the way were his father and a European chef, Egon Petersen. “Egon was the chef at the Regency Hotel in […]