Colorado food

Beer and pie. Both include some of the same basic ingredients, many homebrewers are also pie lovers, and Colorado has played a significant role in the history of craft brewing as well as American pie. In fact, Boulder’s Charlie Papazian, who founded the annual Great American Beer Festival, also declared Jan 23 (his birthday) National […]

What happens when you use muffin batter to make pancakes for Sunday brunch? You get skillet blueberry muffin pancakes with a cinnamon sugar topping. (AP Photo)

Would you like to finish off your meal with a buckle? If you’re like me, you picture yourself chewing on a boiled belt and reply with a resounding, “No, thank you!” We’d probably view the invitation with more enthusiasm if we knew that early American fruit desserts have notably unappealing names and that the buckle […]

Bertrand Bouquin is  the executive sous chef for the restaurants at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs. (Courtesy photo)

Bertrand Bouquin knows his mussels. Before becoming the executive sous chef for the top-rated restaurants at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, he trained with some of the greatest French chefs including Alain Ducasse and Daniel Boulud. Here’s his exquisitely simple, quick summer recipe for fresh mussels. Mussels with White Wine ½ tablespoon minced garlic ½ […]

By 1918, at state and county fairs across the nation, civic groups encouraged wartime meals using food conservation-minded techniques so families could pass extra items to the war effort. Above: A member of the Woman'€™s Council of Defense offers a cooking demonstration at the La Plata County Fair, in Durango, in 1918.
Courtesy: National Archives, Denver

Celebrate National Banana Split Day (Aug. 10), National Raspberry Tart Day (Aug. 11), National Filet Mignon Day (Aug. 13), National Creamsicle Day (Aug. 14) and Lemon Meringue Pie Day(August 15) • Teddy Bear Picnic, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 10, Tallyn’s Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Road, Aurora. Information: Details: A special free event for teddy […]


Colorado’s peach season has arrived early in Colorado which means more time to make more peach pies and serve them warm with vanilla bean ice cream. Here’s a classic peach pie recipe from Betty Beidelschies of Grand Junction which was the grand prize winner for pies and tarts at the 2007 Palisade Peach Festival contest. […]

According the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado ranks seventh in the nation for sweet corn production, roughly 100 million pounds. Colorado’s sweet corn sweet spot is definitely Olathe where the 21st annual Olathe Sweet Corn festival takes place Aug. 3 and 4. The event includes all the sweet corn attendees can eat. For more information: […]

The First Annual Big Denver Barbecue Block Party, Aug. 4-5, Skyline Park, Denver. Information: Details: New York City’s iconic barbecue event branches out for the first time. Barbecue stars from all over the nation are coming including Drew Robinson of Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q in Denver and Aurora and chef Jake Linzinmeier of Telluride […] I love lists like this the one in Food & Wine that purports to list the great pie shops of America. However, I hate this list because it inexplicably ignores Colorado’s stellar pie places like the Walnut Cafe in Boulder. What other Colorado pie artisans would you include on the list? END OF THE […]

Aurora eatery voted top Chinese restaurant in the metro area 5280 magazine is out with its Top of The Town 2012 awards with lots of food categories. Aurora’s China Jade was named Editor’s Choice as the metro area’s top Chinese restaurant. Other winners include Snooze (Readers’ Choice best breakfast), Salumeria Cinque Soldi (Editor’s Choice best […]


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