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Thursday, October 9,2014

Second course

The Flatirons Food Film Festival returns for a sophomore year

By Michael J. Casey
Back for a second year, and sporting a new name, Flatirons Food Film Festival looks to expand the palate even more. Once again, five movies will be screened (Craft, Trattoria, Seeds of Time, Growing Cities, El Somni).
Thursday, October 2,2014

Chef Che

An artisanal army of food revolutionaries invades Boulder

By Josh Gross
“Food actually leads culture,” said Brito. “What happens with food affects every element with life. The clothes we wear. The houses we build. The things we fill those houses with. The things we use to clean those houses. How we move around in life. Food really does mean more than food.”
Thursday, September 25,2014

Defining local

Can one catchall word capture the meaning of the local food movement for grocers and consumers?

By Heather Ridge
According to the New Oxford American Dictionary (which actually selected the word “locavore” as its 2007 word of the year), local food is that which is sold and consumed within a 100-mile radius from where it was grown. But ask 10 people what they consider to be “local food,” and you’ll probably get 10 different answers.
Thursday, September 18,2014

Park it right here

Food truck pod moves measurably closer toward becoming a reality

By Josh Gross
He pulled Grant aside on the trip and pitched him on starting a similar food park in Boulder. Grant, who had been working in app development for the last several years saw the potential and came on board, bringing his business partner, Justin Riley, on as well.
Thursday, September 11,2014

Eat a plant and spare a tree

New study warns that our diet could push planet to the brink

By Alex Kirby
Healthier diets — defined as meaning lower meat and dairy consumption — and reduced food waste are among the solutions needed to ensure food security and avoid dangerous climate change, the study says..
Thursday, September 4,2014

Browned greens

Latinovating Food Fiesta to highlight how Latino food can make environmental change

By Josh Gross
As a nurse, Americas Latino Eco-Festival volunteer Tanja Johnson worked all over the world. She says that everywhere she went, she saw that food was a core part of what made and drove the culture. She says she learned that “food is where we gather, food is community and food is collaboration.
Thursday, August 28,2014

Does red or white go with turmeric?

Workshop aims to pair wine and spices

By Josh Gross
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.
Thursday, August 21,2014

Warming something up

How climate change is altering your dinner

By Lorena Galliot
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.
Thursday, August 14,2014

Meals on wheels

New food truck helps Boulder Valley School District take healthy lunch options on the road

By Heather Ridge
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.
Thursday, August 7,2014

Fish in a Barrel

Backyard aquaponic systems are making it easier to grow your own fish

By Heather Ridge
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.