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Colorado Food Blog: Pie-A-Palooza celebrates state's beer & pie fame

Colorado Food Blog: Pie-A-Palooza celebrates state’s beer & pie fame

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, …

Summer Recipes: Blueberry Buckle & Blueberry Muffin Pancakes

Summer Recipes: Blueberry Buckle & Blueberry Muffin Pancakes

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 …

Homegrown Recipe: Get great mussels quick with no sweating

Homegrown Recipe: Get great mussels quick with no sweating

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, …

Colorado Food Calendar: A fair weekend with food, wine, beer and pie

Colorado Food Calendar: A fair weekend with food, wine, beer and pie

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 …

Summer Produce: Gather ye fresh Colorado peach pies while ye may

Summer Produce: Gather ye fresh Colorado peach pies while ye may

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 …

Homegrown Recipe: Colorado sweet corn bacon salsa and corncakes

Homegrown Recipe: Colorado sweet corn bacon salsa and corncakes

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 …

Colorado Food: Biggest BBQ party ever in metro area

Colorado Food: Biggest BBQ party ever in metro area

The First Annual Big Denver Barbecue Block Party, Aug. 4-5, Skyline Park, Denver. Information: bigbbqblockparty.org/denver. 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 …

The spice is right in Aurora: Masalaa’s spicy meatless fare attracts foodies and vegans alike

The spice is right in Aurora: Masalaa’s spicy meatless fare attracts foodies and vegans alike

When a dosa arrives at a table at Masalaa, newcomers gasp over the huge savory crepe. Regulars at the Aurora restaurant audibly sigh and smile broadly as if seeing an old friend. Chances are that neither table is thinking about …

Colorado Food Blog: Picking the top pie palaces in the nation

Colorado Food Blog: Picking the top pie palaces in the nation

http://www.foodandwine.com/slideshows/food-and-wines-favorite-places-for-pie 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 …

Colorado Food News: Top Chinese eatery; Hot rums; Great hot dogs; Cool food trips

Colorado Food News: Top Chinese eatery; Hot rums; Great hot dogs; Cool food trips

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 …