Nibbles

When life gives you way too much watermelon

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People look at you kind of funny when you’re standing in the produce department with a watermelon on each arm. I was weighing the...

From palette to palate

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When Mike Johnston was growing up in Chicago there were herbs and spices in his mother’s kitchen. “My Mom was a good home cook....

A hint at Boulder’s true food history

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Buttermilk Candy. Orange-Pineapple Congealed Salad. Potato Chip Cookies. Unpretentious recipes for everyday and special occasion dishes like these fill the pages of one of my favorite Boulder...

Goldilocks and the just-right glass of iced ‘cold’ not ‘old’ coffee

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Once upon a time last week hot coffee was my lifeblood, my winter raison d’etre. All it takes is one morning where it’s 70...

Off the eaten track

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Are we there yet? Summer road trips in the state can be long and boring, even for semi-grown adults. Colorado food expeditions on the...

Canned good

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I’ve seen some of the best palates of my generation dimmed by bottle after bottle of tasteless and vastly overpriced supermarket spaghetti sauce. This...

Lessons learned in Mom’s kitchen

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Even now I can transport immediately to Mom’s kitchen and seat myself against the pantry closet and watch her make stuffed cabbage, or Portuguese...

Pouring and pairing

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Julia Herz hadn’t really planned on spending her life in beer, but she’s thrilled it worked out that way. Herz is the craft beer program...

Tool time

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When I’m asked: “Which kitchen tools are absolutely essential?” I’ve always answered in my sage Jedi voice: “A sharp chef’s knife and your hands.” While...

Taxing memories

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Math and I have always had an adversarial relationship. Born minus the calculus gene, math was the one subject that marred my straight A’s...

Pepperoni has become salami non grata at Neapolitan pizzerias

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People talk a lot about ham and pineapple pizza, barbecue chicken pizza and crusts topped with sardines, artichokes, ricotta salata and arugula, but every...

My foodie selfie

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Hi. My name is John, and I belong to a Facebook group called Food Porn. On a daily basis, members publish intimate photos of...