BoCo food news: June 12, 2024

Food on film, farm stand hunt

Cure Farm's stand at 7416 Valmont Road near Boulder. Credit: John Lehndorff

Culinary calendar: Summer food and films

Boulder’s Flatirons Food Film Festival hosts Reels for Meals on July 18 at eTown Hall, featuring the acclaimed French film, The Taste of Things. The benefit for Meals on Wheels includes tastings, demos and a post-film panel with Julien Jeannot, owner of Lafayette’s Jeannot’s Patisserie & Bistro. Tickets:

Denver’s Balistreri Vineyards hosts an Italian feast with wine and a screening, July 12 and 13, of the food-driven classic Moonstruck. Menu includes caponata, panzanella, fritto misto and arancini.

Plan ahead: The Big Eat, July 18 at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, is a cool tasting featuring unlimited bites from more than 50 independent restaurants. Tickets:

Where are Boulder County’s farm stands?

Farmers markets are great, but Boulder County’s backroads are dotted with many more roadside stands for farms offering local vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey and baked goods. Our annual Boulder County Roadside Farm Stand Guide is coming soon (tentatively scheduled for July 11). Send detailed information about roadside farm stand hours, offerings and location to [email protected]

Words to chew on: The hell with kale

“I know and hate kale when I see it — and these days I see it everywhere: like scorched bits of burned paper atop pizzas, muffled into pesto as a dusty, bitter blanket over pasta and risotto, studded like flecks of parchment in brownies and cookies.” — Mimi Sheraton, noted American dining critic

John Lehndorff hosts Radio Nibbles on Thursdays on KGNU, 88.5 FM. Podcasts: 


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