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Seared Sea Scallops, Basil-Tarragon Nage with Olive, Corn and Asparagus Salad with Fried Pasta

Seared Sea Scallops, Basil-Tarragon Nage with Olive, Corn and Asparagus Salad with Fried Pasta By Elise Wiggins, Panzano Serves 4 8 sea scallops (tab muscle removed, pat completely dry, spaced out on a sheet tray) Basil Tarragon Nage ½ cup fresh basil ¼ cup fresh tarragon 2 shallots (thinly sliced) 2 tbsp olive oil Sea […]

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Panzano’s Elise Wiggins Wins Again

What happens when celebrity chefs and interior design professionals collide in the kitchen? You get the 2013 Culinary Design Challenge. Chefs partnered with design professionals in four teams to produce the most tasteful and beautifully designed dishes. The goal? To raise awareness for an organization called We Don’t Waste. Did you know that there are […]

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Pig-palooza! Do you Love Pig? Grand Cochon this Father’s Day in Aspen

Five chefs, five pigs and five winemakers in a competition for a cause – that’s Cochon555. For the past five years, five chefs in ten cities were pit against each other in a ‘snout-to-tail’ menu competition featuring heritage breed pigs. “There’s nothing better than fat. Fat is flavor. Fat rules. Fat is king….  Add fat!” […]

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Stefan finishes the dish with a zesting of jalapeño. Photo by Mark Woolcott Photography

There’s a “Top Chef” in my Pantry!

  Two-time “Top Chef” contestant Chef Stefan Richter and his entourage arrived at my home last week with plans for a frozen fish cooking demonstration. Sound boring? Far from it. Five folks walked up my steps toting several Styrofoam cases of frozen fish and grocery bags full of arugula, bread, condiment jars and other goodies. […]

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Photography by Mark Woolcott Photography

Kona Braised Duck Tacos

 The holidays are coming and so are elegant holiday parties. If you would you like an hors d’oeuvre as fancy as your holiday dress, try these Kona Braised Duck Tacos from Chef Kevin Barthelemy of Elevated Catering. The shredded duck is rich and moist and infused with the traditional holiday spices of cinnamon, clove, and […]

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Blue Corn Waffle And Chipotle Shrimp From Kachina

Are your tastebuds on the wild side? Do the thoughts of wild boar, bison, and elk frighten you, or entice you? Kachina Southwestern Grill, the newest restaurant creation of the Sage Restaurant group, just opened in the Westin Westminster. When you enter the hotel, you’ll notice an inviting adobe-style wall set aglow with rows of […]

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Toast: A movie for foodies (and salmon, spinach, lemon salad)

Lemon meringue pie should never be used as a weapon, don’t you agree? This wedge of sunshine, with its charred marshmallowy dome on a sweetly soured lemon curd, shouldn’t be a symbolic wedge between a child, his father, and a step-mother. But that’s what Toast is—a movie about the trials of a child infatuated by […]

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Elise Wiggins of Panzano Wins Cook-Off for a Cause

Four Colorado chefs went head-to-head in a competition requiring them to pair Italy’s famous Allegrini Palazzo della Torre wine with a signature dish. The chefs competed in front of an audience and a panel of judges at the Mise En Place Cooking School in Denver’s historical LoDo District. Four teams of chefs came prepared with ‘mise en […]

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