A year ago, I express mailed a particularly good batch of freshly roasted green chile to a former New Mexico coworker and friend who is now living in Alaska. She was JONESING for the chile. A few weeks ago, she returned the favor: freshly caught Alaska salmon. Tonight, I combined her special package with my own recent batch of freshly roasted. The result? Sublime.
Do you have stories of sending green chile and having friends return the favor with their own local specialties? Green chile in exchange for ... fresh Boston clam chowder, maybe? Or something even better?