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Friday, March 29,2013

At Twisted Pine, beer with blindfolds and vegetable cream ale

By Steve Weishampel
Man, I tell myself as I pull up the blindfold for about the 30th time, I’m glad I’m working right now so I can cheat so often.
Thursday, March 28,2013

Raw milk: A drink in the raw

Advocates tout benefits of unpasteurized milk, while health officials argue that it poses risks

By Meredith J. Graham
Mike MacKinnon leads Christie into a small room and up onto a platform, where her neck is harnessed to keep her in place. Then he grabs a clean pail, pulls up a stool and begins to milk the French Alpine dairy goat, which recently gave birth at Frog Belly Farm in Longmont.
Thursday, March 21,2013

Taste buds to the rescue

Farm-to-table cuisine may revive crop diversity that keeps food supply safe

By Cecelia Gilboy
The fungus that caused the 19th century Irish Potato Famine wouldn’t have claimed a million lives if Ireland had been growing more than one potato variety, experts say. And today, experts warn about a similar dependence on only a handful of crop varieties.
Thursday, March 14,2013

Importing old tradition

European-style pub plants roots in Boulder

By Erica Lindberg
The Bohemian Biergarten is not a restaurant, it’s a pub, says Srom, and traditional pilsners will dominate the taps.
Thursday, March 7,2013

Maca mania

New Incan superfood stirs mixed emotions in Boulder

By Abby Faires
Maca, the mighty superfood, has hit the shelves of Boulder, and it comes bearing a number of red flags.
Thursday, February 28,2013

Quinoa conundrum

North American production stirs mixed feelings

By Abby Faires
But amidst all of the tingling and buzzing, there’s another chapter being added to the quinoa story: Grain breeders are now working with farmers to make quinoa a sustainable crop in North America.
Thursday, February 21,2013

The transformative potential of travel and food

A woman’s passion for traversing cultures

By Cayte Bosler
Somewhere in an old suitcase, Peggy Markel has a photograph of her father as a young man in the military, breaking bread with Gypsy (also known as Roma) children in Florence, Italy. For her, this image captures what she values about her relationship to food: kinship, adventure and unexpected good stories.
Thursday, February 14,2013

Going mobile

Longmont startup takes beer canning on the road

By Steve Weishampel
As craft brewing explodes, businesses along the fringes of the industry — from hop farmers to distributors to liquor stores — are booming as well. And, as with the beer itself, Boulder County is taking the lead.
Thursday, February 7,2013

Boulder County AIDS Project gets boost from drag queen bingo

By Abby Faires
Before bingo started, the drag queen on the microphone was ready to caution the crowd about safe sex. But the woman seated front and center with a toddler — who she had brought to a drag queen bingo fundraiser for the Boulder County AIDS Project — was having none of it.
Thursday, January 31,2013

Five Points rides independent shops to resurgence

Craft shops bolster historic Denver district

By Cayte Bosler
When Robbie Stout and Anna Davis crammed into an overflowing elevator on their way to a Jan. 18 awards ceremony, they could hardly believe their company. Among the nation’s most recognized chocolate brand owners, Stout and Davis and their company, Ritual Chocolate, were about to be announced a Good Food Awards winner.