<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Cuisine]]> <![CDATA[Lactose intolerant? Try a slice of cheese]]> Cheese is arguably one of the world’s most prized commodities. Spanning the globe in vast diversity, it has remained a gustatory staple for thousands of years. Yet somewhere along the way, cheese gained a bad reputation and became, for many Americans, nothing but a guilty pleasure. For some, it’s become an enemy altogether.]]> <![CDATA[Smartphone apps allow for 3G eating]]> From banking to baking, there seems to be an app for every activity under the sun. Smartphone applications are available to more than half of cell phone holders in America, and 43 percent of cell phone users today have apps on their phone, according to a study from the Pew Internet Project.]]> <![CDATA[A coffee high]]> Arabica coffee beans — by far the most popular variety of coffee — are now fetching around $2 a pound on the world market. That’s nearly double the price of a year ago. There are several factors that seem to be driving the market upwards.]]> <![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[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[Mussels don't stick around in acidic ocean water]]> Her job: testing how mussels in this idyllic bay, home to the nation’s largest harvester of mussels, are affected by changing ocean conditions, especially warmer and more acidic waters. It’s a question critical to the future of mussel farmers in the region.]]> <![CDATA[Brewing battle]]> There is a fight brewing that could become one of the biggest ballot issues in 2016.† After failing five times to get legislative approval for sales of full-strength beer and wine in the last]]> <![CDATA[Eat your greens]]> At New York’s Otto pizzeria, he’s added meatless Mondays and incorporated lessresource-intensive vegan and vegetarian items into the menu; he’s nixed bottled water service in favor of a house system and reusable glass bottles; food delivery is done...]]> <![CDATA[The meaning of mayonnaise]]> It’s not mayonnaise, complained the plaintiff, food giant Unilever, maker of Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise. Unilever ended up backing down and the suit was dropped, thanks to a perfect storm of public relations blowback it created.]]> <![CDATA[Everything has value]]> There’s a big atrium and a recreation room with a TV. Lights out at 10 p.m., lights on at 6 a.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m., breakfast at 6:30 a.m.]]> <![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[Quinoa conundrum]]> But amidst all of the tingling and buzzing, there’s another chapter being added to the quinoa story: Grain breeders are now working with farmers to make quinoa a sustainable crop in North America.]]> <![CDATA[Breaking wine's glass ceiling: More women are in charge of the list]]> The svelte sommelier for San Francisco’s upscale Spruce restaurant looks like a polished Drew Barrymore as she works the floor with a warm smile. But, like all the restaurant jobs Guild Moore has had, this one, long associated with stuffy men in tuxedos, is surprisingly physical. You need only look at the 27-year-old’s orthopedic-like black clogs to know stilettos wouldn’t work in wine service.]]> <![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[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[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[The return of the giant squid]]> The Humboldt squid is the stuff of seafaring legend, something Captain Nemo would battle in a Jules Verne novel. But Dosidicus gigas is not a figment of someone’s imagination. These fascinatingly grotesque creatures can reach 7 feet in length and weigh in excess of 100 pounds, are known cannibals and can tear off a fisherman’s hand with its razor-sharp beak, dousing its prey with prodigious amounts of black ink.]]> <![CDATA[Food gurus predict hot trends for 2010]]> With the new year upon us, it’s time to try predicting the year’s hottest food trends. Everyone from the National Restaurant Association to food bloggers get into this game. Here’s a look at five of these trends.]]> <![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[Beer cocktails: One of summerís hottest drinks]]> Versatile and affordable, beer cocktails are emerging at backyard barbecues and on local drink menus more and more. Consisting of primarily beer, a distilled beverage and often an additional spirit, beer cocktails are lighter versions of cocktails with just as many interesting and tasty options.]]>