When the Slow Food idea began back in 1986 in Italy, it was simply another innovative concept regarding sustainable agriculture. But as its founder, Carlo Petrini, continued to build a following and expound on the potential benefits of stopping the spread of fast food, the concept caught fire and tu ... More >>
Harvest Week has begun at the GrowHaus, 4751 York Street. The week-long celebration of Colorado-sourced cuisine is a product of EatDenver, a coalition of local eateries "committed to supporting and promoting the value of independent dining within our community." Thirty-six restaurants from the group ... More >>
There's a cornucopia of culinary events this weekend -- from farm celebrations both urban and rural to beer olympics, wine festivals, a toga party and more. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
You'll need to hurry if you want to sign up for Slow Food Denver's tour of Den Farm -- tickets are going fast. Den Farm is the facility that brothers Yasu and Toshi Kizaki, who own Sushi Den and Izakaya Den, started last year in Brighton. "Our parents were farmers," Yasu told Laura Shunk this sprin ... More >>
Jeremy Burns, "Little Friends," Black Book Gallery.You know you're in trouble when you're still shopping and Christmas is just a little more than a week away. Though the most organized folks have finished their gift-buying and are now focusing on tree-trimming, wrapping and baking, procrastin ... More >>
It doesn't matter whether you've been naughty or nice this year: When it comes to EatDenver's annual Dining Deck -- a caboodle of 52 gift cards worth $10 each that you can use at dozens of Denver's top food palaces, all members of the EatDenver Independent Restaurant Network -- Santa isn't remotely ... More >>
All season, gangs of predominantly twentysomethings have been invading local farms each month, expanding vegetable beds, weeding and planting orchards. "It's like a flashmob, but for gardening," says Laurie Schneyer, organizer of Denver Crop Mob and a volunteer with Slow Food Denver. The seeds for ... More >>
A job for pesticides? Our recent feature, "Bug Bedlam," dissected Denver's struggle against the tiny, bloodsucking pests. And how do most people get rid of pests? With pesticides. But there are some who argue that's the wrong approach -- and dangerous. This weekend, they'll gather in Aurora f ... More >>
Right now, BALLS! A Holiday Spectacular, a variety show featuring comics, musicians and other performers from around the city engaged in some PG-13 holiday fun, is now at Curious Theatre, 1080 Acoma Street. And if you go to BALLS! tonight, your ticket benefits a good, food-centric cause: Sl ... More >>
Lori MidsonIf you're searching for ideas to stuff a foodnik's stocking this Christmas, we know of at least one gift that's definitely worth giving: EatDenver, a culinary cavalry of locally owned independent restaurants, has just released its 2011 Dining Decks, a collection of 52 cards, each ... More >>
A Flickr photo. The Bonfils-Stanton Lecture Series at the Denver Botanic Gardens continues with "Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets," with author/chef Deborah Madison.
Audrey HallFood writer Eugenia Bone will be at the Denver Botanic Gardens tonight, discussing "The Kitchen Ecosystem" as part of the Bonfils-Stanton Lecture Series. We recently caught up with Bone and asked her what it means to call your kitchen an "ecosystem."
Manny Howard turned farmer for a new book.Brooklynite Manny Howard gaves new meaning to the term "urban farming": He took his 800-square-foot back yard and turned it into the first working farm in Brooklyn in generations. His goal: to subsist for a month on what he could produce on his farm. ... More >>
Tonight, garden designer and cookbook author Lucinda Hutson will speak at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York Street, as part of the Bonfils-Stanton Lecture Series. The garden will host an herb-garden tour at 5:15 and a Slow Food Denver tasting at 6 p.m.; the lecture starts at 7. Admission ... More >>
Lori Midson The chefs from Sweet Basil in VailSeven kitchen guards from Vail's Sweet Basil, including sous chefs Chris "Cactus Jack" Douglas and Chris "Cupcake" Youmans, braved the gales, unseasonably cold temps and rain on Saturday night, when they left the snow-thumped ski resort to cook a ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Between the craft beer, anniversary parties and benefit events, there's plenty to fill your plate with foodie events this week. Here's a taste of what's coming up: Monday, May 17: Celebrate American Craft Beer Week, which highlights the industry and culture of craft beer, th ... More >>
A Flickr photo.There are so many food-related events on Earth Day -- some focusing on sustainability, some just happening to fall on April 22 -- that there's certain to be one that appeals to you, whether you're a hard-core vegan environmentalist or a carnivore driving a gas-guzzling Hummer. ... More >>
The big news in food this week is Earth Day; you'll find a variety of Earth Day specials at various area restaurants, plus a screening of Food, Inc. on PBS to kick things off the night before. Here's a taste of what to expect: Monday, April 19: Dine out today at Dino's, 10040 West Colfax Av ... More >>
A Flickr photo.There are plenty of reasons why you might want to plant your own kitchen garden -- money and health foremost among them. But how do you go about figuring out what to plant, and how do you design your garden so that you get the same aesthetic pleasure from fruits and vegetables ... More >>
A Flickr photo.If you want to expand your culinary knowledge, there are tons of classes this week, covering everything from backyard chicken-keeping to advanced pastry skills. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, March 22 A pastry class for serious home bakers starts today at Culinary Sc ... More >>
Boulder has some terrific restaurants, including Arugula, the site of a recent Slow Food dinner that fed the mind, body and soul of Juliet Wittman. But Arugula isn't the only Boulder restaurant that feeds us. Here are five more of our favorites: Frasca Food & Wine, 1738 Pearl Street, 303-442 ... More >>
Mark MangerJuliet Wittman writes this week about Slow Food Boulder. On the slideshow page, see photos by Mark Manger from a Slow Food event at Boulder's Arugula restaurant.
The Slow Food movement has been gaining momentum for years, and tonight, Arugula Ristorante, at 2785 Iris Avenue in Boulder, will host a benefit dinner for the local Slow Food chapter. You can expect local products -- in fact, the Arugula staff has nicknamed the dinner, "Eating local in Col ... More >>
We're the first to admit that oysters look like one of the last things you'd want to put in your mouth, but they're pretty darn tasty -- tasty enough that every year, the Jax Fish House locations in both Denver and Boulder celebrate an entire week of oyster-loving. Boulder's Oyster Week kicks ... 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 the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them, and cook up a feast. Pete and Barb are taki ... More >>
Barb MacfarlanePete 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 the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them, and cook up a feast. Pete an ... 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 the big, new kitchen. They often bring some of their market's choicest ingredients home with them, and cook up a feast. This month, Pete and Ba ... More >>
Lindsay McNicholas explains the produce offered at Smith Elementary.The playground at Smith Elementary becomes quite crowded on Thursday afternoons. That's when parents, teachers, students and community members gather to purchase fresh organic vegetables and fruits. The sales are designed to ... More >>
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