Nibbles

Dye hard

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Hard-boiled eggs have gotten a bum rap, but it’s really not their fault. There are no bad eggs, just eggs that have been treated...

Shaking up Salt

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When a space has been a restaurant almost continuously for nearly 75 years, it retains echoes of all the people who’ve eaten and worked...

Belongings and keepsakes

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First, there were the blowtorch winds, then the sirens, gas tank explosions, burnt plastic smoke, terrified conversations, and finally the surreal call to evacuate...

Taste of the new

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I may be a food critic, but that doesn’t mean I love going to new restaurants and tasting new dishes and cuisines. Different is scary,...

Boulder’s Michelin moment

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For a restaurant, nothing beats a Michelin star award. It instantly bestows legitimacy and puts the local food scene on the map. When the announcement...

A baker’s life

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By the dawn’s early light Jennifer Bush has already been at work awhile. Scratch-made muffins, quiche, cupcakes, fruit galettes and seriously caramelized dark chocolate...

The untouchables

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They use apocalyptic language. They talk of riots, freak-outs, insurrection... or worse. Yet, they smile when they say it.  What makes the chefs of the...

‘Babette,’ Bourdain, baked goods toasted at Boulder’s Food Film Fest

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The first time I saw Babette’s Feast, I left the theater ravenously famished, emotionally drained and spiritually moved. One of the Danish film’s key characters,...

Field of greens

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If you fry it right, the fried chicken people will most definitely come. These folks — constantly disappointed by restaurant fried chicken — will...

The Thai that binds

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Fragrant steam permeates the kitchen as Bee Rungtawan Kisich works the wok in her Lafayette home.  She adds fresh tilapia, onions, mushrooms and tomatoes and...

Empty aprons

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Boulder is experiencing a dire shortage of cooks and other restaurant workers. Ask any chef or restaurant owner in town about their biggest challenges...

Much to take in and out of the kitchen at Flatirons...

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There is a scene in my favorite food movie, Big Night, set in a failing Italian eatery in New Jersey. The brothers who own...