<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Cuisine]]> <![CDATA[Natural/organic grocer finally sprouts in Longmont]]> It’s been a long time coming, but Longmont finally has its own large-scale natural/organic grocer.]]> <![CDATA[Local tastes available for Thanksgiving]]> Although most people celebrate Thanksgiving at home with family and friends, many local restaurants are concocting Thanksgiving feasts for those in need of a sound holiday meal. The Cork, Greenbriar Inn and Peaceful Valley Ranch have unique Thanksgiving menus and specials this year.]]> <![CDATA[Making the grade in dorm cooking]]> There's more to the college experience than fascinating lectures, frat parties and pricey textbooks. There's all that ramen, for one thing.]]> <![CDATA[Celebrate food times, come on]]> George Bernard Shaw once said, “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” No truer words were ever spoken. Food is needed to keep humans moving, functioning. Food may also be craved, savored and enjoyed. Americans love their food. From cooking contests to eating contests, there is no end to talking, reading or discussing food options. There are days, weeks and months devoted to specific food items. ]]> <![CDATA[Desserts on the move]]> The Tasterie Truck is now in its fourth year of business in Boulder. Boulder’s first dessert truck started by only offering sweets and pastries. As a “a tasty mobile patisserie,” they were well loved for their whoopie pies, stickyboxes (bundt cake), milk and cookies cupcakes, lemon roulades and more.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder gets fresh take on vending]]> While the ease and convenience of these traditional vending machines is what many find so tempting, not to mention the landscape of sugary treats, a niche has recently emerged in the snacking world - one that provides natural and organic snacks in vending machines.]]> <![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[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[The rise of pop-up dinners]]> Consider a group of strangers, gathering around a dining room table at a location they only just learned about the day before, to eat handcrafted delicacies from a thoughtfully considered menu. And so it is with the growing trend of secret supper clubs, pop-up dinners, and/or special chef collaborations. With social media to share our every move, along with the foodie movement, chefs and other food-centric creatives are choosing to step outside of their traditional restaurant locales and push the limit in one-time, often edgy, spaces to host dinners.]]> <![CDATA[Teach your children to eat well]]> Childrenís food choices and practices are reflective of caregiversí own diets and knowledge of nutrition. Numerous studies link parentchild feeding relationships to the development of an individualís relationship with food. By teaching children healthy eating habits, a healthy weight and diet can be easily achieved and maintained.]]> <![CDATA[Trading up]]> On Dec. 17, President Obama announced a monumental decision for Cuba and United States relations in a speech on Cuba policy changes from the White House. “We will end an outdated approach,” the president said, “that for decades has failed to advance our interests and instead we will begin to normalize relations between our two countries.”]]> <![CDATA[Print your cake and eat it too]]> Electronic devices do everything for us; smart phones comb over the world’s news to deliver us personalized feeds and we can connect with friends instantaneously using watches. Now, engineers are building printers capable of replicating mom’s homemade recipes.]]> <![CDATA[Post-Katrina food: The perfect storm in edible New Orleans]]> Just two days after Hurricane Katrina barreled into New Orleans, chef John Besh, an ex- Marine who served in Kuwait and fought in Desert Storm, was already tapping his national network of military buddies to marshal resources — from propane tanks to red beans and rice — to feed workers, refugees and evacuees.]]> <![CDATA[Alcohol at altitude: Wine and mead in Colorado]]> Colorado is a state with an abundance of recreational activities, mountains, snow and wine? Despite unforeseen snowstorms, tornado-like wind and temperatures varying from below zero to off the thermometer, Colorado hosts a bounty of sheltered microclimates and river valleys that are key to growing wine grapes.]]> <![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[Rio Grande plans to improve its food and reputation]]> Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant is best known for its margaritas, while its food always seems to fall short of memorable. Changing a long-standing reputation is difficult, says Jason Barrett, Rio Grande’s CEO. However, the company is determined to change the public’s view of its food, and has taken many steps to try to improve its overall customer satisfaction.]]> <![CDATA[A spot on the shelf]]> Colorado craft-beer drinkers have choices. Our local liquor store shelves are lined with craft offerings, and we’re likely to live within a few miles of a local brewery. As the Colorado craft-beer culture continues to thrive, like any booming industry, issues can arise.]]> <![CDATA[Pumpkin craze returns to Boulder County]]> According to an article in The New York Times last November, soggy fields from heavy rain in Midwestern states, where the majority of commercial pumpkins are grown, prevented farmers from getting harvesting equipment to the pumpkins during the typical harvesting season in August.]]> <![CDATA[Defining local]]> According to the New Oxford American Dictionary (which actually selected the word “locavore” as its 2007 word of the year), local food is that which is sold and consumed within a 100-mile radius from where it was grown. But ask 10 people what they consider to be “local food,” and you’ll probably get 10 different answers.]]> <![CDATA[A matter of perception]]> You walk into a roadside gas station on some random afternoon. You’re busy with chores all day. As you’re paying for a bottle of water you catch a familiar blur of shape and color on the candy rack. You buy it and in the car, before you turn the ignition, you take a bite.]]>