Ruth Reichl

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    June 17, 2014

    New Denver restaurants show how much the scene has changed since Mimi Sheraton's day

    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 >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Jen Jasinski doesn't win Top Chef Masters -- but she wins for WOW

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Cooking with Pete and Barb Marczyk: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Jennifer Jasinski a contestant on Bravo's Top Chef Masters

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    The top thirty food porn pics from the Fancy Food Show

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Dagstani & Sons Pear Vanilla Preserves is a Good Foods finalist...and available today

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Good Food Awards to honor artisan food producers, including salumieres and pickelers

    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.

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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 >>

  • Culture

    November 19, 2009
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    October 5, 2009

    After 68 years in the food porn business, Gourmet magazine is dumped from the menu

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    News from the James Beard Awards

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2008

    Beard House Blues

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2007

    Taco the Town

    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 >>

  • Dining

    May 18, 2006

    Sex and the City

    New York State of Mind

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    November 17, 2005

    The Man With the Golden Bun

    Nothing's forbidden at Forbidden City.

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    April 21, 2005

    So Far, So Good

    Hookah Cafe will hook you.

  • Dining

    May 15, 2003

    Bite Me

    New York State of Mind