This week I went to a Hatch chile roasting party at the Tucker’s house. The smell of roasting chiles might be my very favorite. (And I may have awkwardly said more than once during dinner that I would, “wear that scent as a perfume! No. Really!”
Future meatloaf and enchiladas will now be extra yummy. For locals: chiles are on sale 3 pounds for $1 at Food City. Get them while you can! The smokey, spicy flavor of backyard roast peppers is far richer than the canned variety.