<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Cuisine]]> <![CDATA[The perfect holiday spice]]> Zingiber officinale initially came to us from the Far East — southern China and Malaysia. There, the root is used chiefly in savory dishes. It spread westward across Asia to Egypt and entered Europe through Greece. Both Egyptians and Greeks baked a type of gingerbread for ceremonial purposes.]]> <![CDATA[A coffee high]]> Arabica coffee beans — by far the most popular variety of coffee — are now fetching around $2 a pound on the world market. That’s nearly double the price of a year ago. There are several factors that seem to be driving the market upwards.]]> <![CDATA[Spicing up your holiday recipes]]> It’s that time of year again, the season for eating good food, and likely too much of it. Boulder Weekly asked some of our prominent local chefs for their favorite holiday recipes. Here’s what they came up with:]]> <![CDATA[Trimming the fat on fat]]> With the salad days of summer behind us and dark, cold days approaching, fat is in season. The holidays, and the accompanying onslaught of rich feasts, present a timely opportunity to think about fat, and there is much to consider these days.]]> <![CDATA[Whole hog]]> From New York City to Chicago and now even here in Boulder, chefs are attempting to embrace this new culinary challenge of serving the whole animal to their guests, leaving no parts out.]]> <![CDATA[BIFF: Dinner and a show]]> On Friday, Feb. 14, BIFF will be staging the Foovie, a schmancy catered meal from the folks at Front Range Catering that will be paired with the 2012 French comedy Le Chef, starring Jean Reno and directed by Daniel Cohen. That’s right: dinner and a movie.]]> <![CDATA[Eat, drink, shop, walk: Taste of Pearl]]> The point of Taste of Pearl, which will be held for the third time this Sunday, April 22, is to draw people out for an exploration of the many offerings of Pearl Street. They might just discover something new.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO: Boulder brewers represent at the Great American Beer Festival]]> David Accomazzo and Josh Minor were at the the first night of the Great American Beer Festival. Check out the video below:]]> <![CDATA[Brewing battle]]> There is a fight brewing that could become one of the biggest ballot issues in 2016.  After failing five times to get legislative approval for sales of full-strength beer and wine in the last]]> <![CDATA[Morel madness in Colorado]]> Mushroom hunters are a strange bunch to begin with, scurrying through the forest with their eyes glued to all the damp and shady spots on the ground, hoping to find that treasure trove of delectable fungi. The morel-seeking clan is especially zealous for a particularly delicious variety starting to sprout along some Boulder-area streambanks right now.]]> <![CDATA[Decode your food cues]]> What hidden meal messages are you expressing that your child is eating up? Here’s food for thought. Maybe some of these common refrains sound familiar.]]> <![CDATA[Planting seeds]]> The American menu today is crowded with many cuisines: Italian, Chinese, French, Japanese, German, Ethiopian, Irish, Vietnamese. With so many kinds of cooking, it can be easy to forget what is the most important cuisine of them all, that of American Indians.]]> <![CDATA[Cheating Mother Nature]]> When Rob Rhinehart was living in San Francisco taking a start-up funding course in the summer of 2012, he noticed a startling economic segregation in the progressive city’s food culture. As he explored the hills and crannies of San Francisco he kept noticing that more affluent people in the Bay area were clearly healthier than poorer people, and he decided he wanted to do something about the high cost of staying healthy.]]> <![CDATA[‘Tis the season]]> From Friday, Nov. 14 to Sunday, Nov. 22, more than 50 restaurants in Boulder County are offering specially-prepared and discounted prix fixe three-course menus. ]]> <![CDATA[Defining ‘Local,’ Part 2]]> For many growers, the term “local” varies by commodity. “The things we grow are heavy,” reminds Stephen Koontz, professor of Agriculture and Resource Economics at Colorado State University. While selling locally may ease some of the burden of transport, it’s not alway possible for some items.]]> <![CDATA[Making room for mobile food trucks]]> 'We've been asking the city to allow us to operate, and to let us make friends instead of enemies,' Rossello says. 'I can speak for myself, and a few other food truck owners, and say that I don't want to put my Mexicanfood truck in front of a Mexican restaurant.']]> <![CDATA[Boulder County AIDS Project gets boost from drag queen bingo]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Unemployed Georgia boys turn to BBQ]]> Delicious barbecue that holds true to its deep Southern roots — while also catering to the environmentally conscious masses — can be a difficult find in Boulder County, but Matt Alexander and Nick Reckinger are facing the challenge head-on.]]> <![CDATA[Local brews named head of GABF class]]> As expected, the Napa Valley of beer represented well. Colorado breweries garnered 35 medals in this year’s competition. Here is a look at local businesses that have outshone their peers at the GABF.]]> <![CDATA[Feeding the Front Range]]> President John F. Kennedy once quipped that the farmer is “the only person in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale and pays the freight both ways.” As long-term droughts continue to dry out the fertile valleys and plains of California, Oklahoma and Texas, and many parts of the country recover from unprecedented frosts, food prices across the country are anticipated to rise.]]>