Over the weekend I finished Mimi Sheraton's memoir, Eating My Words. While it wasn't as entertaining as Ruth Reichl's Tender at the Bone, the book had no trouble holding my attention, especially the parts about her role as restaurant critic for the New York Times. I knew I'd be interested in the des ... More >>
The Broncos smacked the Raiders on Monday night, but the hometeam couldn't repeat the triumph on Wednesday, when the final episode of Top Chef Masters aired on Bravo. Jen Jasinski, chef/co-owner of Rioja, Bistro Vendome and Euclid Hall, who was named this year's Best Chef Southwest in the James Bear ... More >>
Pete Marczyk and Barbara Macfarlane do not leave their work behind when they leave Marczyk Fine Foods and head for their great old Denver house with a spacious kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them and cook up a feast. "It's back to school time, but ev ... More >>
How far does she go? You'll have to tune into Bravo beginning on Wednesday, July 24 to see whether or not Jennifer Jasinski, executive chef of Rioja, makes it all the way on Top Chef Masters. Jasinski, who just won the Best Chef Southwest James Beard Foundation award -- and also owns Bistro Vendome ... More >>
Seventeen meals in four days, excluding bakery stops; 26 miles of walking (give or take), plus an additional 4.3 miles of exhibition halls clustered with more than 80,000 specialty foods and beverages from nearly forty countries. Artisan cheeses and charcuterie; beans that don't make you fart; bac ... More >>
The Good Food Awards has announced the finalists in its second annual national celebration of products that are "tasty, authentic, responsible." And the list includes not just several local brewers and spirit makers, but Dagstani & Sons, "A Very Fine Fruit Company" that makes small-batch fine fruit ... More >>
Lori Midson It's likely to be the Academy Awards of pickelers, salumieres, cheese-makers, chocolatiers, brewmasters, jam makers and coffee roasters at the Good Food Awards, a new national competition for those who rule -- or think they rule -- the world of hand-crafted foods and suds.
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 >>
Damn. Gourmet magazine, the Condé Nast publication that's been pimping food porn for nearly seventy years, is done. The somber news, which was delivered in a memo from Condé CEO Chuck Townsend, didn't come as much of a shock to industry insiders, many of whom have predicted the magazine's d ... More >>
This year's James Beard awards were finalized on Monday, and while most of it is bad for us here in the Flyover States, there are plenty of parties going on elsewhere. Colorado got completely skunked in the journalism awards, with most of the medals going to the usual suspects: Alan Richman, Ruth R ... More >>
So, yeah….As has already been announced, I tanked it at the James Beard Awards. Didn’t win, lost it in the clutch, came home empty-handed (again…). But you know what? That’s cool for a couple of different reasons. For one, it was just an honor to be nominated and blah blah blah… I kn ... More >>
Estillo Mexicano—those were the magic words at Tacos D.F. Mexican style: just spice and meat—rough-chopped grilled steak, marinated in God knows what, with caramelized onions in the case of the asada, and naked chopped pork, redolent of char for the carnitas. If you had to gussy up the ... More >>
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New York State of Mind