Love apple lust

Nibbles

Picnics with bison

I hate to be a bummer, but there are only 144 shopping days until Christmas. More importantly, there are only four weeks left until summer...

Putting on condiments

As a former dining critic, I don’t like to admit that there is one restaurant I like to visit for the ketchup. I dine...

Who drank Laura Palmer?

How !@#$% hot is it? It’s stinkin’ hot. Boulder smells like heat, sweat and softening asphalt (plus the usual pervasive hint of cannabis) with...

The 10 scary food news items keeping me up at night

My name is John and I’m a food-news junkie despite the fact that my habit often horrifies me. Here are 10 recent non-fake news...

Eat the season

Romantics wax poetic about slowly strolling through farmers’ markets for hours squeezing this tomato and smelling that loaf. In reality sometimes you need to...

Against the grains

You could grow wheat in your backyard garden, but why would you bother if what you want is local wheat? Colorado has more than...

The tart cherry blues

It is cherry season, and while everyone else is feasting on Colorado bing cherries, I’m hunting for Montmorency cherries, one of the best foods...

Day trip Colorado on the road to tasteful stuff

Growing up in New England, we enjoyed what were called “day trips.” Really, these summer road excursions never lasted all day even if you...

Will it waffle?

I have never been a waffler. Even when I’ve eaten at Waffle House restaurants I haven’t ordered waffles. (The hash browns are great.) My...

For Bobby Stuckey, empathy makes restaurants great

As the dining critic for the Rocky Mountain News from 2000 to 2008, I reviewed more than 400 restaurants, bakeries, sandwich shops and dumpling...

Born to bake

This éclair is the stuff of dreams, a chewy cream-puff expanse crammed with thick, sweet whipped cream and glazed thickly with dark chocolate. So...

Embracing duality

Recent reports about the death of retail shopping have been greatly exaggerated. Big box shopping certainly is threatened by online ordering and home delivery....
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