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Thursday, July 21,2011

A date with Dessert Diva

Danette Randall talks sweet to Boulder Weekly

By Sarah Simmons
Even surrounded by all the activity inside the CW2 studio early on a Monday morning, Dessert Diva Danette Randall finds peace doing what she loves: baking. With the morning news segment taping live, Randall works in a darkened corner of the studio on a rolling kitchen preparation table separating her ingredients for her 8:35 a.m. segment. After a five-minute warning, her table is rolled to her segment space and she checks her lipstick one last time.
Thursday, July 14,2011

County's food truck trend rolls on

By Mindy Rappoport
Every Monday at 8:30 a.m., Shannon Aten hits the streets with a food truck chock full of cupcakes, cookies, cinnamon rolls and croissants to sell to hungry customers.
Thursday, July 14,2011

Enlightenment in darkness

Blind Café builds bridges between blind and sighted worlds

By Sara Kassabian
In many ways, Rosh Rocheleau’s life evokes a Kerouac sense of wander. While touring as a musician in Iceland, Rocheleau literally stumbled into a darkened café and found himself enlightened. “The waiters were blind, and they sent me in with a cane just by myself,” Rocheleau says. “I had to find my way in the pitch dark. "
Thursday, July 7,2011

Farm-to-table goes large-scale

By Sarah Simmons
Pearl Street’s restaurant scene is well-known for its farm-to-table mentality, which centers on produce brought to restaurants from nearby farms to ensure freshness, while supporting the local farming community. Many independently owned restaurants around the Boulder area — including Black Cat, SALT and The Kitchen — share this philosophy and pride themselves on not being involved with large distributing companies.
Thursday, June 30,2011

Local favorite fixin's for the Fourth

By Mindy Rappoport
Fire up the barbecue and pull out your mother’s famous potato salad recipe, because the Fourth of July is right around the corner. But as you plan out your menu for the Fourth, Hosea Rosenberg, chef and owner of Bacon, Inc., a catering and consulting service, says to keep things simple.
Thursday, June 23,2011

Boulder County's booming brewery business

By Sarah Simmons
Herz says the future may look bright for small breweries in the U.S., but their respective regional markets will determine their success. In Boulder's case, the market is thriving, and some breweries are experiencing the fastest periods of growth they have seen to date.
Thursday, June 16,2011

Don't toss those scraps in the trash

By Mindy Rappoport
You just finished eating dinner and now you're about to throw watermelon rinds, lettuce and a coffee filter into the garbage. But wait! There are critters that will feast off those kitchen scraps. They live in your food, gut and your backyard - that is, if you have a compost pile.
Thursday, June 9,2011

Boulder gets fresh take on vending

By Sarah Simmons
While the ease and convenience of these traditional vending machines is what many find so tempting, not to mention the landscape of sugary treats, a niche has recently emerged in the snacking world - one that provides natural and organic snacks in vending machines.
Thursday, June 2,2011

The Colorado winemaker that almost wasn't

By Dana Palmie
It is hard to believe that a Boulder Master Sommelier, author of a scratch-and-sniff guide to vino and founder of three game-changing wine labels as well as a mescal company, would be a practicing environmental lawyer today if not for one fateful glass of wine, but such is the story of Richard Betts.
Thursday, May 26,2011

Celebrity chefs prove kids can eat their veggies

By P.J. Nutting
The Pick Chow! Across America event, hosted by the award-winning kids nutrition website ZisBoomBah.com, will encourage kids to make their own choices heard in the kitchen.