<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Cuisine]]> <![CDATA[Hey, frackers — don’t mess with our beer!]]> In all, 36 brewers signed a letter to Gov. John Hickenlooper, mildly (and vaguely) expressing concern about energy development impacts to the state’s craft-brewing industry. Specifically, the brewers asked Hickenlooper to strike a better balance between energy development and resource protection by supporting more stringent rules for fracking and other fossil fuel development.]]> <![CDATA[Meals on wheels]]> In their continuing efforts to up the ante on re-envisioning school lunch, the district has recently acquired a new mobile food truck that will be making the circuit across all of the district’s high schools to provide even more options for the noontime meal.]]> <![CDATA[Natural foods: Who knows what your food actually is?]]> Business is booming in the organic food sector. Since 2004, sales of organic food have increased 150 percent, from $12 billion to a projected $30 billion in 2013, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. One additional factor that is not included in this number, though, is the sale of “natural” foods. And there’s some evidence that consumers actually prefer the “natural” label to the more specific “organic.”]]> <![CDATA[Gourmet camp food: Better dining under the stars]]> At home or at a restaurant, people don’t settle for boring food. And when they pack up the family and head out to a campsite, Robin Donovan says, that shouldn’t change.]]> <![CDATA[Chef Che]]> “Food actually leads culture,” said Brito. “What happens with food affects every element with life. The clothes we wear. The houses we build. The things we fill those houses with. The things we use to clean those houses. How we move around in life. Food really does mean more than food.”]]> <![CDATA[Serving a piece of love through chocolate]]> For most people, this passion can resonate very closely to their personal list of favorites, but she has taken it a step further and has made chocolate her career. On March 15, she opened her own eclectic chocolate shop on the west end of Pearl Street.]]> <![CDATA[Sunny days ahead]]> In winter’s darkest hour, a new Sun will rise. OK, that’s a little dramatic.]]> <![CDATA[Does red or white go with turmeric?]]> Blake and Tracy Eliasson have been running their winemaking business, Settembre Cellars, for seven years now in Boulder. But it was just in May of this year that they opened up the tasting room. Once they did, they had to figure out what to do with it. And what they decided to do this week, was try to send people elsewhere, to Savory Spice Shop.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder and brownies]]> After Jan. 1, when your average Joe on the street won’t need a doctor’s prescription and a red card to buy marijuana, the popularity of edibles is expected to skyrocket, and the state is on the verge of issuing new regulations designed to make sure that all products are properly tested, handled and packaged.]]> <![CDATA[Park it right here]]> He pulled Grant aside on the trip and pitched him on starting a similar food park in Boulder. Grant, who had been working in app development for the last several years saw the potential and came on board, bringing his business partner, Justin Riley, on as well.]]> <![CDATA[Fish in a Barrel]]> Standing at the fresh seafood counter at the local grocery store, it’s hard not to encounter a dilemma these days. Fresh caught salmon sounds wild and free, until the viral images of Fukushima fallout maps come to mind. Overfishing and satellite images of dead zones in the Atlantic have you reaching for the farmed fish when you consider the environmental impacts of this choice as well.]]> <![CDATA[Video: Great American Beer Fest 2012]]> David Accomazzo and Josh Minor were on a quest to find unique brewers at this year's Great American Beer Festival. Check out the video they came back with. ]]> <![CDATA[A new kind of crawl]]> While Boulder’s infamous Halloween “Mall Crawl” was discontinued many years ago, the community is getting a different kind of “crawl,” one that is more about getting tasted than getting wasted.]]> <![CDATA[Brew-U]]> Spend the afternoon learning about brewing basics at this three-hour course taught by the Bob Baile, the owner of Twisted Pine. Graduates of the course will receive a diploma, a “Stay Twister” poster, and will have access to happy hour at the Twisted Pine for the rest of 2014.]]> <![CDATA[Local eating contests: Rivalry for the ravenous]]> Imagine slurping down 111 oysters in one sitting. Now imagine consuming all of that slimy saltiness in a mere 90 seconds. For many people, it’s a repulsive thought. Yet such was the record at last year’s Oyster Eating Contest put on by Jax Fish House in Boulder, proving that the stomach is capable of amazing feats when under pressure.]]> <![CDATA[In the heartland of homebrewing]]> For Boulder craft brewers, business is booming. But it’s not just beer drinkers to whom local brewers attribute much of their success; it’s also Boulder’s deep-rooted homebrewing community.]]> <![CDATA[Off the beat-en path]]> Coffee houses in the 1950s and ’60s didn’t resemble the ones that exist today. People’s faces weren’t hidden behind laptops and you probably couldn’t order a $5 latte.]]> <![CDATA[Dressed Up Salad Dressing brings flavor, color and, most importantly, nutrition]]> When Jamie Corder and Aryn Schlichting started “eating happy” in 2010, they realized that one aspect of their diet was still unhappy. As they wandered down the salad aisle, they could not find a dressing that matched their needs.]]> <![CDATA[Local couple rolls up success]]> Sweet potato pie might be hitting some holiday dinner tables in a very different form this year — and it’ll be chewier, but a lot healthier. It’s just one of the flavors of fruit and vegetable leather created by Boulder’s own John and Lisa McHugh.]]> <![CDATA[Local company sells gin-soaked raisins for arthritis pain]]> Wright has started a company based in Lafayette called DrunkenRaisins, which sells gin-soaked raisins online. Wright himself started using the raisins about four years ago when conventional methods weren%uFFFDt working for the pain he was experiencing in his hands.]]>