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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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Bee Shortage a Buzzkill?

Beeyond the Hive is a Colorado business run by two lovely young ladies who are 5th generation beekeepers. Follow this link and watch Lyle, their father and beekeeper, and learn about Dan Rather’s documentary “Buzzkill” which airs today. A shortage of bees can have a devastating impact on agriculture, and of course, the production of […]

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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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Modmarket's Wintergreen Salad

Modmarket: Where Healthy Counts

If you need to eat out, eat healthy, be served quickly and in style, where do you go? McDonald’s? Wendy’s? Not for me. The clean promise was broken ages ago, and their attempts at healthy menu items can’t be offset by the unappetizing décor of neon-colored plastic chairs and formica-style tables with the mopped-until-they-are-permanently-dirty tiled […]

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Praise Buddha… and Citron Vodka

What is yellow and green, has more than five fingers, was likely born in Asia, smells like lemon heaven and makes a rare appearance in early winter? No. It’s not Godzilla. It’s the Buddha’s Hand citron. This gnarly sci-fi looking claw is the ‘citron’ used in making citron vodka. It’s a member of the citrus family […]

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Nougat and a White Christmas: A holiday flashback

Many of my best childhood memories were made in a small kitchen in Ohio, surrounded by my family at the oval-shaped country-kitchen table, making candy at Christmas. We would make fudge or ‘white divinity fudge’, which is egg whites cooked with sugar. Mom would boil the sugar (dangerous stuff), Sis would help, Joe and I […]

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