• Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    The Denver Bagel Versus The New York Bagel

    New York native Eden Myles has spent years in the bagel biz in Denver, so when Josh Pollack opened Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen and started touting his authentic "New York" bagel, he got a rise out of Myles. See also: Josh Pollack Is on a Roll With Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen

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    February 13, 2014

    City Bakery's Caitlin Mandigo on what keeps her up at night

    Caitlin Mandigo City Bakery 5454 Washington Street 303-292-3989 This is part two of my interview with Caitlin Mandigo, bread baker at City Bakery; part one of our conversation ran yesterday. There are all sorts of romantic notions about what it's like to bake bread. What's it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    City Bakery's Caitlin Mandigo: "I've never really understood cake pops"

    Caitlin Mandigo City Bakery 5454 Washington Street 303-292-3989 Food "is in my family's blood," says Caitlin Mandigo, the bread production manager at City Bakery. Born and raised in St. Joseph, Michigan, Mandigo spent her early years hanging out in the kitchen. "My brother is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    First look: Babette's Artisan Breads rises at the Source

    Last week, when I interviewed Steve Redzikowski, chef and co-owner of Acorn, which just opened in the Source, he was fixated on a baguette, but not just any baguette: This particular baguette, he said, equated to the "best baguette in Colorado." He called it "phenomenal," and then followed up that s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Reader: Don't blame the cupcake! Blame the bad bakers!

    Kris Padalino is one smart cookie. "I have degrees in biology and math and wanted to go to med school and become an anesthesiologist," says Padalino. But she had other interests, too. "I paint, and I like food a lot," she explains, "so I started baking cakes for fun and reading up on pastry chefs, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    In the kitchen with Jonah Munson, chef of the Walnut Room: Peach pie

    In this week's Chef and Tell interview, I chat with Jonah Munson, chef of the Walnut Room, a restaurant and bar that's popular for its pizzas. Munson, who makes his own dough, also bakes desserts, a skill he learned at an early age, when he started baking cakes from scratch, forgoing the boxed cakes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Jason Lebeau, pastry chef at Coohills: "I mean, who doesn't like chocolate?"

    Lori Midson Jason Lebeau Pastry chef Coohills 1400 Wewatta Street 303-623-5700 This is part one of my chat with Jason Lebeau, pastry chef at Coohills; part two of my interview with Lebeau will run tomorrow. I came from the era of one-pot wonders," says Justin Lebeau, who grew up in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Udi's Gluten-Free Foods sold to Smart Balance for $125 million

    While devouring gluten-free Udi's bagels yesterday, our office chewed over the news that Udi's Gluten-Free Foods had been bought by Smart Balance for $125 million. That's big money, but Udi's Gluten-Free Foods -- founded by Udi's, the beloved breadmaker that offers fresh-baked goodness in grocery st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    The 2012 Quaker Oatmeal Festival: a dehydrated mascot, lesbians and a loss

    The city of Lafayette has been hosting the Quaker Oatmeal Festival since 1996. This annual celebration starts with an oatmeal breakfast, which leads into an oatmeal baking contest, a health fair and a 5k run, and ends with hundreds of people getting plenty of fiber in their diets -- and free, full-s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Reader: Baking bread takes as much talent as making a perfect sauce

    ​Many chefs are sour on baking, but enough sour beer convinced Patrick Langlois to come up with a gingerbread cookie recipe that worked perfectly with Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Orange. That no-baking chef business gets a rise out of Mantonat:

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    September 9, 2011

    In the kitchen with Sean McGaughey: "No-knead" crusty fennel bread

    ​In this week's Chef and Tell chat with Sean McGaughey, the kitchen king of Opus, he admits that the spaghetti from his high school cafeteria has scarred him for life but that his obsession with Jubes Nata De Coco is alive and well. McGaughey has a passion for bread, too, and while baking brea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    A beer nerd's beer bread, with Odell Double Pilsner

    Philip Poston​I've been presented with many, many versions of beer bread over the years, and despite my love of both beer and bread, I've yet to try a loaf that I actually liked. Nothing against the people kind enough to share theirs with me, but they tended to choose darkish, full-bodied ale ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Wooden Spoon Cafe & Bakery: a bakery that doesn't bake bread

    Mark MangerThe cinnamon rolls are baked in-house -- but the bread isn't.​Wooden Spoon Cafe & Bakery, which I reviewed last week, is now my weekend haunt, and I regularly hang out at one of the tables in this small spot, digging into pastries baked in the open kitchen just behind the counter. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Fresh spinach and an Upslope IPA make a perfect pizza

    Philip Poston​Spinach is in season at Berry Patch Farms, a family-owned certified organic farm in Brighton, and Berry Patch spinach -- deeply forest green in color and bitter and sweet in flavor -- is some of the best around. While I was munching on some of that spinach the other day, I thou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Geek in the Galley: Jobs for experimental bakers

    Looks just like real bread, doesn't it?​ While I am not generally one for hyping the cause of vegetarian-this or vegan-that, there has always been something about the art (yes, art) of vegan and gluten-free baking that has tickled my geek bone. It's the same instinct that makes me love the m ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 21, 2002

    Food Fetishes

    Rise and Shine

  • Dining

    October 26, 2000

    The Bite

    Seeing Red