Nibbles

Against the grains

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You could grow wheat in your backyard garden, but why would you bother if what you want is local wheat? Colorado has more than...

The tart cherry blues

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It is cherry season, and while everyone else is feasting on Colorado bing cherries, I’m hunting for Montmorency cherries, one of the best foods...

Day trip Colorado on the road to tasteful stuff

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Growing up in New England, we enjoyed what were called “day trips.” Really, these summer road excursions never lasted all day even if you...

Will it waffle?

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I have never been a waffler. Even when I’ve eaten at Waffle House restaurants I haven’t ordered waffles. (The hash browns are great.) My...

For Bobby Stuckey, empathy makes restaurants great

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As the dining critic for the Rocky Mountain News from 2000 to 2008, I reviewed more than 400 restaurants, bakeries, sandwich shops and dumpling...

Born to bake

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This éclair is the stuff of dreams, a chewy cream-puff expanse crammed with thick, sweet whipped cream and glazed thickly with dark chocolate. So...

Embracing duality

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Recent reports about the death of retail shopping have been greatly exaggerated. Big box shopping certainly is threatened by online ordering and home delivery....

Get your goat

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Regrets? I have a few... including the fact that I didn’t get goat until late in my culinary life. Like a lot of folks...

Ban the brats

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They are often inappropriately loud. In a happily bustling restaurant, they are self-absorbed and oblivious to others and their needs. They really need to...

Waste makes taste

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Lots of Colorado food companies call their products “local,” but it may really mean “regional.” Many restaurants detail the local source of their ingredients...

The buzz and the bees

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Tim Brod has spent a lifetime having close encounters of the stinging kind with the bees he lives and works with. But he’s not...

Liquor and lunch

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I was rounding the corner near the shelves of Colorado-made spirits and wines a few weeks ago when I saw something that stopped me in...