On our recent road trip to Southern Colorado and New Mexico, we stopped in at the always-lovely Taos Pueblo. While the Pueblo’s architecture itself is the more obvious star, we found ourselves taken with the beautiful Hornos, or outdoor adobe ovens. Aside from the fact that they’re fantastically simple and efficient ways of cooking, each one has a distinct cyclopean character that adds greatly to the pueblo’s charm.

 

2 Responses to The Taos Hornos: An Appreciation

  1. Jeremy says:

    That reminded me of breast-feeding.

  2. Lenore says:

    There is a horno at Rock Ledge Ranch in the homestead area. I’m not sure it was used this year, but it has been fired up for baking in the past.

News

AFP/Getty Images
June 25, 2017 | NPR · Some of the home-grown terrorists who have struck France in recent years were petty criminals who were radicalized in prison.
 

Shane Thomas McMillan for NPR
June 25, 2017 | NPR · Despite high unemployment and poverty, the tribe has never touched the billions of tons of coal underneath its land. But new opportunities from the Trump administration could change that.
 

Manjuanth Kiran/AFP/Getty Images
June 25, 2017 | NPR · Kaiilash Satyarthi came to Washington to encourage the U.S. government to fight for the freedom of child laborers.
 

Arts & Life

June 25, 2017 | NPR · A family curse, a resurrection and a vengeful witch are at the center of Elle Cosimano’s Southern Gothic chiller The Suffering Tree. But the book elides its setting’s history of racial violence.
 

Getty Images
June 25, 2017 | NPR · Known for his on-court outbursts, McEnroe famously yelled, “You cannot be serious!” at one official. Now, decades later, he says it’s a “miracle” if he goes a full day without hearing that line.
 

Courtesy of Vanessa Grubb
June 24, 2017 | NPR · When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he’d been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores the ways racial inequity is embedded in the system.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
June 24, 2017 | NPR · Burnt out after years of hard touring, the “Radioactive” band hit the brakes. Now, it’s bounced back with a new album, Evolve. Singer Dan Reynolds and guitarist Wayne Sermon tell Michel Martin more.
 

Courtesy of the artist
June 24, 2017 | NPR · On her eponymous debut album as Bedouine, folk musician Azniv Korkejian explores her itinerant, transnational upbringing and the war in Syria, where she was born.
 

Courtesy of the artist
June 24, 2017 | NPR · Hear new songs by Chicago hip-hop artist Rich Jones, Toronto garage-rockers Alvvays and French dance-pop duo Burning Peacocks in this month’s list.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab