Cafe Society

The Rio's Nate Booth: "We have the best damn margaritas and Tex-Mex food this side of the Rio Grande"

Nate Booth Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant 1101 Walnut Street, Boulder 303-444-3690 riograndemexican.com

This is part two of my interview with Nate Booth, exec chef of the Rio, Boulder; part one of our chat ran yesterday.

What cookbooks and/or food-related reading material do you draw inspiration from? My mom has my grandmother's old recipe-card holder, and I love grabbing the recipes and seeing what I can do to make them mine. My inspiration comes from my experiences and my nights out -- I love going out and eating -- and bringing ideas home and making them better. I did just read The Physiology of Taste, and it was pretty informative and kinda opened my eyes to a deeper perspective of taste and our senses.

See also: Nate Booth, chef of the Rio: "Sous-chefs are the backbone of most kitchens"

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Lori Midson
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