<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Cuisine]]> <![CDATA[Will ride for food]]> "Riding along the Cevennes mountain road, you can hear the gurgling boiling of Laguiole vegetables,” penned French cyclist Paul Fournel on the promise of enjoying a meal of local produce after a bike ride. “Around Beauzac, where the road goes above the Valley of the Loire, you can already smell the green lentils of Puy, done in Tournaire style.” While Fournel refers to the European countryside, local cyclists will have an opportunity to mirror his experiences closer to home, through the upcoming Tour de Farms rides.]]> <![CDATA[Tricks for getting the most nutrients out of your food]]> The way you prepare your food can be just as important as what food you eat. Is there any point in eating broccoli, for example, if you cook the life out of its natural carcinogen killers? On the other hand, some foods, such as tomatoes, may offer more benefits when they’re cooked. Fortunately, nutrition experts know a few tricks to help you get the most nutrients out of your food.]]> <![CDATA[Warming something up]]> The world’s population is projected to top 9 billion by 2050, a 28 percent leap that will greatly increase the demand for food just as climate change is altering rainfall patterns and causing more frequent and widespread droughts.]]> <![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[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[The great grilled cheese debate]]> As the leaves turn red, the air becomes crisp, and the politicians go in for that final pre-election teeth whitening, the bears aren’t the only ones concentrating on fattening up before winter hits. Moms all over the country are pulling out the ingredients for beef stew, meat loaf, mashed potatoes and the classic American comfort food: grilled cheese.]]> <![CDATA[Need for feed]]> Food assistance in Boulder County has increased rapidly in the past five years. Since April 2007, clients of the Boulder County Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have jumped from 8,848 to 21,250 as of April 2013, a 240 percent increase.]]> <![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[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[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[Teatime]]> The first tea fest put on 15 years ago by Martinelli and his wife Sara was meant to bring a higher awareness of international tea culture to Boulder. Industry leaders came out to teach workshops and hold tea tastings for customers interested in premium, loose leaf tea, and the event had such a gratifying outcome that it expand-.]]> <![CDATA[Maca mania]]> Maca, the mighty superfood, has hit the shelves of Boulder, and it comes bearing a number of red flags.]]> <![CDATA[Zone Denver offers healthy alternative for delivered food]]> Zone Denver, a diet delivery service that came to Colorado in 2008 and operates a kitchen in Boulder, offers one solution to the great debate of fast food and fatty versus homemade and healthy, delivering freshly made food to doorsteps all along the Front Range, including Boulder County.]]> <![CDATA[Eateries pitch in for firefighters, evacuees]]> Chris Rosen, owner of downtown tea and coffee shop Atlas Purveyors, turned his caf%u9829nto an unofficial drop site for food and toiletries on the Wednesday after the fire. He got the message out via Twitter and has personally donated about $250 worth of goods %uFFFD including 100 pounds each of cat food, dog food and cat litter.]]> <![CDATA[At home with Boulder chefs]]> Chefs from some of Boulder’s most popular restaurants seem to agree that when it comes to cooking at home, the only rules required are simplicity and good, fresh ingredients.]]> <![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[Not your average neighborhood coffee shop]]> Vajra Rich looks like a mad scientist, complete with messy hair, a glint in his eyes and beakers and circular heaters that look like they belong in a chemistry lab. He doesn’t work with obscure chemicals or create monsters though. He makes coffee.]]> <![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[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[Rising CO2 levels to cut key nutrients in global crops]]> “Humanity is conducting a global experiment by rapidly altering the environmental conditions on the only habitable planet we know. As this experiment unfolds, there will undoubtedly be many surprises. Finding out that rising CO2 threatens human nutrition is one such surprise,” he says.]]>