<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Cuisine]]> <![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[Take it to the tap]]> It’s the summer of homebrewers. Or, more accurately, it’s the summer they’re stepping out. Starting in about a week, when BRU Beer will open its first taps, three new breweries will emerge in Boulder County’s already busy beer scene.]]> <![CDATA[Health risks unknown for nanoparticles in food]]> On the surface, nanoparticles seem to offer many potential benefits: By adding them to foods and food packaging, they can help deliver nutrients, act as thickening agents, enhance taste or flavor or ensure longer freshness of food.]]> <![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[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[Chai time]]> For the Rawats, chai is the glue that holds their family together. This summer, the Boulder residents had an idea to take their chai out into the community with the hope that their drink could make an impact on bringing people together. The idea flourished, and Rachna Rawat and her husband Rajeev Rawat watched as their two children, Radhika, 19, and Rishi, 21, took their family recipe and formed Hanuman Chai.]]> <![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[Women in the kitchen: nurture or necessity?]]> The days of Julia Child's 12-hour pot roasts and intricate souffles have in large part vanished, at least on television. More popular cooking shows today include Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Meals and Giada De Laurentiis, Everyday Italian, both of which emphasize timely preparation for a busy individual.]]> <![CDATA[Local Table Tours]]> Perhaps you just moved to Boulder for a job opportunity or to attend school at the University of Colorado or Naropa University. Or perhaps you%uFFFDre a Boulder native and know the town and its charm like the back of your hand. You%uFFFDll soon discover, if you haven%uFFFDt already, the bounty of great eateries in town.]]> <![CDATA[Tricks to not wasting fruit and vegetables]]> about one-third of the food produced in the world each year is lost or wasted, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. Some organizations that track food waste put that number even higher; the UK’s Institute of Mechanical Engineers contends that as much as half of the food we grow and make gets sent to landfills.]]> <![CDATA[Fooled by food dyes]]> Perhaps you round out your child’s lunch with healthy-sounding extras like cereal bars, fruit roll-ups, mixed fruit cups and fruit drinks. Most of these products contain synthetic food dyes, and a single item might contain as many as four or five.]]> <![CDATA[What farmers do during the winter months]]> The recent snow and impending closure of the 2011 Farmers’ Market have many asking where they will get local food for the next few months and what the farmers are doing in the off-season. Though some farm hands will use the time to travel, relax or get a job that is comfortably indoors, many local farms will continue to operate.]]> <![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[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[Importing old tradition]]> The Bohemian Biergarten is not a restaurant, it’s a pub, says Srom, and traditional pilsners will dominate the taps.]]> <![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[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[The continuing adventures of Hosea Rosenberg]]> Hosea Rosenberg is a gypsy. Not one that moves from town to town hanging his shingle out for a season until moving on. No, his journey is a more personal one of selfreinvention where he is continually pushing his culinary boundaries in different directions. Some succeed, some fail, but the lessons learned stay with him. And it all is on display at his newest endeavor Blackbelly Market.]]> <![CDATA[Kitchen prodigy]]> Aaron Kirschner’s current dessert on the Black Cat menu is a beautifully plated dish of rose-scented peaches, peach granita, thyme syrup, peach powder and vanilla mascarpone mousse. Aaron is 14 years old. He began his foray into the world of food two years ago when he discovered the Food Channel. ]]> <![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. ]]>