<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Cuisine]]> <![CDATA[The new kitchen ingredient: old cookbooks]]> Peter Peckham and Patricia Edwards, who goes by the nickname Ed, are the husband-and-wife team behind an Internet company called www.oldcookbooks.com that sooner or later will show up on the computer screen of any serious cook or food lover.]]> <![CDATA[Put a twist on your Thanksgiving favorites]]> No other meal is as traditional as the Thanksgiving feast. If the host or hostess doesn't serve the family's favorite green bean casserole, Aunt Betty's sweet potato casserole or grandma's five-cup salad, there could be some holiday discontent.]]> <![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[Drunk and hungry]]> As waves of cloudy-eyed CU students ascended the stairs from the University of Colorado Boulder campus to the front of the Colorado Book Store on Halloween, they were met by a group of individuals, some in suits and some in costumes, serving 10 pizzas from The Sink, two large party subs from Cheba Hut and four cases of bottled water.]]> <![CDATA[Colorado restaurant servers could see pay raised by about $2 an hour]]> Raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 like Obama wants would also raise the pay rate for tipped employees — including restaurant industry servers — which is currently set at $2.13 an hour nationally, to $7.07.]]> <![CDATA[Wake up and smell the coffee]]> Safer than a pub crawl and more energetic than a wine tasting, next month Boulder will play host to an event sure to generate plenty of buzz among those in attendance. Just don’t plan on taking a nap afterwards.]]> <![CDATA[Squashing the stigma of eating bugs]]> By 2050, the U.N. predicts, our planet will be inhabited by 2 billion more humans. If income and body mass continue their current upward trends, those billions will be richer and fatter than we are. That means they’ll want meat, not grain. They’ll also want seconds. But will 2050’s concentrated agricultural feeding operations — much less its free-range heritage pig farms — be able to produce enough livestock to meet the demand?]]> <![CDATA[Truckin’]]> In the movie, Chef, Jon Favreau as Chef Carl Casper storms out of the brickand-mortar world after a scathing review and a public display of outrage at the reviewer. He eventually decides to “take it back to something simple,” finding his passion and joy again as he opens a food truck. The plot is a common one: jaded protagonist reinvents himself and discovers new meaning in life, but Chef touches on more than one man’s journey to regain vision. Chef also brings new focus to the food truck industry and some of the reasons behind the increasing number of gourmet chefs leaving birck-and-mortar fine dining to run a truck.]]> <![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[Feeling out food: Why we eat the things we do]]> “The psychology of eating is perceived in society as concerning only anorexia, bulimia and extreme obesity,” says Marc David, a health and nutrition consultant and eating psychologist. “This is like defining health as ‘cancer, heart disease and diabetes.]]> <![CDATA[It’s plain as day]]> Plastered with a reputation for plainness, a plant with a fairly short history of use is anything but. When studying vanilla, one discovers definitions that complement and clash when describing the world of this fairly ubiquitous taste. Its name even holds a dirty little secret.]]> <![CDATA[Board silly]]> There is not much better in the culinary world than a well-assembled charcuterie board. It is as ideal for entertaining as it is for sampling local fare in a new city, particularly abroad. It can be a creative snack or a full meal depending on the design.]]> <![CDATA[GABF 2013: The big beer run]]> The brewery registration process created frustration and led to complaints in print and online — complaints that have the typically genial craft beer world more terse and accusatory than usual. Brewers have accused the BA of being unprepared, ignoring its member organizations and failing to accommodate the growing industry it serves.]]> <![CDATA[No tears]]> of tomatoes and corn. My friend George, a renaissance man Onions are the stepsisters of and veteran of many batches of French the kitchen, perennially improving meals and sending their glamorous siblings to the table with the support of deep, rich flavors.]]> <![CDATA[Restaurants rise from the ashes]]> Boulder was voted “foodiest town in America” by Bon Appétit in 2010, so it is hardly a surprise that the local food business is competitive. Only the toughest survive.]]> <![CDATA[Raw milk: A drink in the raw]]> Mike MacKinnon leads Christie into a small room and up onto a platform, where her neck is harnessed to keep her in place. Then he grabs a clean pail, pulls up a stool and begins to milk the French Alpine dairy goat, which recently gave birth at Frog Belly Farm in Longmont.]]> <![CDATA[Chipotle gets ‘Farmed and Dangerous’]]> This week, the Denver-based burrito-peddler launched one of its biggest and most unexpected maneuvers to date: a sitcom.nonetheless: Farmed and Dangerous.]]> <![CDATA[Tracing Boulder's natural-food roots to a Carnival]]> The pedestrian mall on Pearl Street had yet to be built, the old Crossroads Mall was a small shopping center, and the summer%uFFFDs big bicycle race was still called the Red Zinger Classic. Fields of grain grew beyond 30th Street.]]> <![CDATA[A one-bite wonderland for your holiday open house]]> Restaurant-quality nibbles, not standard chips and salsa, are feasible and affordable even for the do-it-yourselfer. Vazquez advises starting with inexpensive, versatile and hearty ingredients such as polenta, chorizo and pasta. A sauce adds instant zing, and most can be made the day before, then heated in the microwave the day of.]]> <![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.]]>