M.F.K. Fisher

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Bartender Shae Whitney stirs up Dram, a company that produces homemade bitters

    "For so long, we've been able to go to the store and get whatever cheap things we want. And now people are becoming more interested in handcrafted, regional products," says Shae Whitney, the City, O' City bartender who founded her own company, Dram Apothecary, which creates organic, handcrafted bitt ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Part two: James Van Dyk, exec chef of Lucky's Cafe, weighs in on vegans and the missing fish

    James Van Dyk Lucky's Cafe 3980 Broadway, Boulder 303-444-5007 This is part two of my chat with James Van Dyk, exec chef of Lucky's Cafe in Boulder. Part one of our interview ran in this space yesterday. Favorite restaurant in America: Just one: Momofuku Ssäm Bar in New York. David Chang's food ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    Homemade crepes and Dry Dock Brewing's Tripel make for a sweet treat

    In pondering the purchase of some local eggs recently, I recalled an article I'd read about the terminology of egg labels and how misleading they can be. So I was hesitant to buy "free-range" eggs, but I really wanted to make crepes and decided to pull the trigger. Unfortunately, I made the wrong c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Roasted grapes and New Belgium's La Folie complement a plate of cheese

    I recently visited family and friends in New Orleans, and needless to say, we ate very, very well. Not to sound like a homer, but the food scene in that town truly is like no other. Flavor, for lack of a better descriptor, is intoxicatingly ubiquitous and engulfs you much like the ever-present humid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Baked apples, Fruition Farms cheese and Crooked Stave's Surette: a simple meal

    ​I walked into In Season Local Market on a sunny, brisk, fall afternoon and was pleased to see a basket filled to the brim with delicious looking apples. An ever-present snack in my house and a frequent accoutrement to a plate of cheese, apples are my favorite fruit. But until recently, I had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Five books worth toasting, and the beers you can toast them with

    Though it's easy to over-drink and nearly impossible to over-read, books and beer go hand in hand. And a glass or two of the right beer with the right book can rightly relax the mind and stimulate the senses, thus drawing you deeper into both crafts. As is the case when pairing food with beer, the m ... 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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    May 31, 2011

    Duck eggs and Odell Myrcenary are a friend indeed to a friend in need

    Philip Poston​An old friend was coming over for lunch the other day, and I wanted to make something special for him. He's a family man who works his ass off to support them and, needless to say, doesn't get to hang out with the fellas very often. I had some duck eggs from Grant Family Farms ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Guess where I'm eating?

    Lori Midson ​ Viva la fresh mozzarella. "Age is not important unless you're a cheese." Helen Hayes "Cheese - milk's leap toward immortality." Clifton Paul Fadiman "If I had to give up cheese or chocolate, I'd give up chocolate in a heartbeat." Amanda Peet "Wine and cheese are agele ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Ask The Critic: What's on your bookshelf?

    ​ I tore through Jonathan Safran Foer's book, Eating Animals, and then sat back and watched the weak-willed and easily influenced suddenly declare their vegetarian sovereignty with a blood-streaked smile on my face and a bloody rare cheeseburger in my hand. Novella Carpenter's Farm City was ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 6, 2009
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    August 5, 2009

    Chef and Tell: Matt Selby

    Photo by Lori MidsonThe tattooed knuckles of Vesta Dipping Grill executive chef Matt Selby​During the Taste of the Nation, the July 19 charity event that Matt Selby chef-chaired, he turned to me and uttered one word: "Wow." He was awestruck by the size of the crowd, but also by something else: ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 18, 2006

    Sex and the City

    New York State of Mind

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    October 7, 2004

    Bite Me

    Vietnam Bore

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    September 16, 2004

    Bite Me

    Seasons Greetings

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    August 21, 2003

    Bite Me

    Something to Chew On