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 >>
Kris Padalino Bittersweet 500 East Alameda Avenue 303-942-0320 bittersweetdenver.com This is part one of my interview with Kris Padalino, pastry chef at Bittersweet; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. Kris Padalino never envisioned herself as a pastry chef. Sure, she grew up in a big Italian ... More >>
Josh Schwab's doughnuts may be glazed, but he's not confused about where his business is going. After nearly a year of selling doughnuts at farmers' markets and a few cafes, the owner of Glazed and Confuzed Doughnuts is ready to open the doors of a new brick-and-mortar shop this fall. And as his dou ... More >>
Josh Monopoli Black Cat 1964 13th Street, Boulder 303-444-5500 www.blackcatboulder.com Bramble & Hare 1970 13th Street, Boulder 303-444-9110 brambleandhare.com This is part one of my interview with Josh Monopoli, chef de cuisine of Black Cat and Bramble & Hare, Part two of our chat will run tomorr ... More >>
Forget Top Chef. Safeway's Next Chef Competition is looking for local talent, and there's not a moment to waste, since the deadline is March 7. So fire up your skillet (yes, that's an intrinsic part of the project) as you read the contest announcement:
Last March, Food & Wine magazine introduced a "People's Best New Chef" competition to go along with its own yearly listage of the top ten best new chefs in the country, all of whom are introduced at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic in June. Max MacKissock, chef of the Squeaky Bean, was nominated as the ... More >>
I'll admit it: I'm stuck in the past, using a crockpot to cook meals. And I learned at chef Lynda Lacher's One Pot Cooking Class at Cherry Creek Whole Foods last night that I am guilty of many crockpot sins, the worst of which is not using a pressure cooker to cut my meal prep time down to minutes r ... More >>
Lori Midson Jared Brant Satchel's on 6th 1710 East Sixth Avenue 303-399-2560 www.satchelson6th.com This is part one of my interview with Jared Brant, executive chef of Satchel's on 6th. Part two of that interview will run in this space tomorrow. If you've eaten at Satchel's on 6th and love ... More >>
Lori MidsonThere's a new fleet of street-food slingers in town, several of which made their debut on Saturday during Denver's first Food Truck Showcase, a mob squad of mobile food vendors that took over the parking lot of the Festival Plaza at Mile High. Some of the new trucks -- Route 40 Ar ... More >>
Lori Midson Leo Harvey Big Game Restaurant & Lounge 1631 Wazee Street 303-623-1630 This is part one of Lori Midson's interview with Leo Harvey, exec chef of Big Game Restaurant & Lounge. To read part two of that interview, check back here tomorrow. Leo Harvey is shaking his head, bewilde ... More >>
For those of you not yet hipped to the big foodie news in Denver this week, the International Association of Culinary Professionals is in town -- a kind of traveling circus show of food writers, food editors, food pimps, chefs, authors, wine gurus and associated tradesmen. And, of course, Jason Shee ... More >>
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