Being from New Mexico, Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D) loves green chiles, the state's most famous culinary export. Now, thanks to his efforts, the rest of the Senate can enjoy them, too.

March will be "Green Chile Month" in the Senate cafeteria, and according to the Albuquerque Journal, Bingaman (pictured at left here, with a constituent) has been working with Senate chefs and the Department of Agriculture to develop two dozen green chile recipes that will be served throughout the month.

Congressional staffers should be on the lookout for grilled salmon with green chile rub, green chile chicken enchiladas, and grilled corn with green chile butter. Those who prefer the more mature (and hotter) version of the green chile should be sure to try the red chile barbecue ribs.