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Thursday, April 18,2013

Boulder’s Best Mixologist competition takes local one sip further

By Abby Faires
“There are always these really great chefs, who are like celebrities,” says Katelin Westfall, a mixologist who will compete on behalf of Aji this year. “But bartending has a lot of the same concepts — you’re still creating something from scratch, and you’re still putting your heart into it.
Thursday, April 11,2013

Federal courts lose some power to regulate GMOs

New industry-friendly law passed in recent budget bill

By Cecelia Gilboy
When President Barack Obama signed Congress’s budget bill on March 26, a government shutdown was averted — but many citizens were outraged. A paragraph that could affect the regulation of genetically modified (GM) crops had slunk into the 240-page draft.
Thursday, April 4,2013

Under-exposed

Google’s Street View is coming indoors. But are business owners on board?

By Steve Weishampel
People who try to claim they weren’t fascinated by Google Street View when it debuted in 2007 are kidding themselves. The groundbreaking service gave users 360-degree views of about every street in the country and revolutionized the process of going places.
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.
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