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Wednesday, December 8,2010

Palatable presents

Feed the soul with food-inspired gifts

By Lauren Duncan
loves food. This holiday season, why not nurture the love of eating by gifting something delicious? From homemade goodies to unique kitchen gadgets, this guide will help holiday shoppers please even the pickiest eater in town. Heres what to get for:.
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Friday, August 20,2010

Student Guide 2010: Students: Starving no more

By Lauren Duncan
And yet, its all too easy to get stuck in the cycle of student-oriented eateries like Jimmy Johns and Qdoba. In foodcentric Boulder, there is no reason to follow such monotony. This guide offers a sampling of some of Boulders best deals for the quality-seeking diner.
Thursday, July 29,2010

The return of Alfalfa’s

By Lauren Duncan
A long with Boulder landmarks like McGuckin Hardware and the Boulder Book Store, Alfalfa’s grocery remained a local standby for 13 years. Locals were crushed when the store, which pioneered the model for natural foods supermarkets, was bought by Wild Oats in 1996.
Thursday, April 29,2010

Food across the nation: How does Boulder compare?

By Lauren Duncan
The six cities below represent regions of the country that are disparate for many reasons, including food. San Francisco and Detroit are nearly identical in population size, though they lie on opposite sides of the income scale, with per capita incomes of $46,000 and $15,000, respectively.
Thursday, April 22,2010

Mixology in a modern world

By Lauren Duncan
It wasn't until the 1950s, long after Prohibition, that bartenders discovered the appeal and popularity of sweet cocktails. In the following decades, a sugary rush of mixology produced the Mai Tai, Pina Colada, Screwdriver, Daiquiri and Margarita, writes Harold McGee in On Food and Cooking.
Wednesday, April 21,2010

Buff Briefs | Provost candidate withdraws from consideration

By Lauren Duncan
Robert J. Sternberg, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University, has withdrawn as the sole candidate for the position of provost at CU-Boulder, in order to pursue a pending offer at another university. Todd Gleeson, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at CU-Boulder, who is chair of the search committee for the position, says the search is suspended for the remainder of this academic year. Chancellor Phil DiStefano says he will consult with key constituents and announce his decision on the provost situation within the next few weeks.
Thursday, April 15,2010

Women in the kitchen: nurture or necessity?

By Lauren Duncan
The days of Julia Child's 12-hour pot roasts and intricate souffles have in large part vanished, at least on television. More popular cooking shows today include Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Meals and Giada De Laurentiis, Everyday Italian, both of which emphasize timely preparation for a busy individual.
Thursday, April 8,2010

TIDBITES | Twisted Pine hosts benefit

By Lauren Duncan
Boulder's Twisted Pine Brewery will be hosting a benefit for the Boulder Autism Society from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 25. On that day, 30 percent of its total sales will be donated, and there will be a silent auction from 2 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 8,2010

A taco heard 'round the world

By Lauren Duncan
In a rigorous assignment called Tacoshed, students at the California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco traced the origins of a single taco sold at a street stand in the city's Mission District. The project revealed that the tacos components had traveled a total distance of 2.
Thursday, March 18,2010

Getting served

By Lauren Duncan
Think of the last meal you paid for. How was the service? Did a server fill your water glass before it emptied, or were you left stranded and parched? Did an employee smile graciously, or did he barely glance up as he took your order behind the counter?.