Tania Casselle
Freelance Writer
Grand Junction's Wine Country  
"If you forget everything you were ever told about wine, remember this,"
says Bob Witham of Two Rivers Winery. "When wine comes in, secrets
come out."   Colorado travel and wine feature, for
Latitudes, the inflight
magazine of American Eagle airlines.  Full story at
Mysterious Beauty in New Mexico
If you believe the stories that made Roswell famous, visitors to this town have arrived from much
farther away than any airport. But beyond Roswell's reputation as an intergalactic portal to planet
Earth, the city is a gateway to Southeastern New Mexico.  Full story at
Latitudes in-flight magazine.
Author of first edition
Insiders' Guide to
(Globe Pequot)
Finalist in 2011 New
Mexico Book Awards
Taos Restaurant Group
A small but influential empire is flourishing out of Taos, N.M., as restaurateurs Nat Troy, Michael
Yaccino, and Chef Joseph Wrede combine their business smarts and culinary kudos in the Taos
Restaurant Group. Talking about Joseph's Table, The Old Blinking Light, and new acquisition:
Lambert's of Taos. Local Flavor magazine (Feb 09)
From Seed to Plate  
When you're dining in Cafe Pasqual's this harvest season, play special attention to your veggies -
they might be freshly picked by chef Katharine Kagel, whose big passion this summer is her
vegetable garden. "It's my pleasure, my play,  my joy."
Feature on Chef  Katharine Kagel of Cafe Pasqual's, Santa Fe. Sept 08.
Moor Flavor
I’m sitting on the patio of the new El Meze restaurant in a historic hacienda under Taos Mountain.
It’s sunset, the atmosphere is as mellow as my glass of Rioja. Waiters hush past carrying bowls
of fried green olives stuffed with Spanish blue cheese, and steaming sopa verde piled high with
mussels. Then chef Frederick Muller swings out of the kitchen, looking Matador sharp in his
black chef coat, and shares a few words with each table. All I can say is: Welcome back Fred. It
was worth waiting seven years for this.
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What's Around the Next Bend?
Fishing the Southwest with fly fisherman Taylor Streit, a Legendary Guide in the Fresh
Water Fishing Hall of Fame. Full story at
Local Flavor (June 2010)

Duke City Family Fun
Dinosaurs, snakes, sharks, amusement park thrills... this summer's pick of
kid-friendly Albuquerque destinations to help your family keep their cool, keep your
bank account chilled out, and leave your brood thoroughly exhausted... I mean,
entertained. Full story at
Local Flavor (June 2010)
Artisan Farmers: On the Road in Farm Country
Take one food producer and farming specialist: Lisa Fox of Southwest Chutney. Add one writer: Richard
Harris, author of 41 books, most of them travel guides. Stir, blend, and send them out to tell the story of
New Mexico’s farmers. The resulting dish was the book
Artisan Farming: Lessons, Lore, and Recipes.
But perhaps the most interesting part of this recipe is hearing these two authors from very different
backgrounds talk about what they learned on the road. Full story at
Local Flavor magazine (May 2010).
Feature on Chef Frederick Muller, formerly of Taos' legendary Fred's Place, and the Moorish influence on New Mexico's cuisine.
Aug 08.
Full story in PDF.
Winner for Food Writing:
2009 New Mexico Press
Women's Excellence in
Communications Contest

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