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Coming soon: The Colorado Pie Trail Calendar 2014

The only calendar of its kind, the Colorado Pie Trail Calendar 2014 is a full-color, 12-month celebration of the state’s pies, pie-makers and pie shops. Each month focuses on an individual pie-centric establishment – whether homey cafe or hip espresso bar located along the Front Range, in the mountains and on the plains. They all … Continue reading

NIBBLES: The taste of Opening Day includes tzatziki
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NIBBLES: The taste of Opening Day includes tzatziki

BY JOHN LEHNDORFF April 8 is National Empanada Day when we celebrate the convenience, crunch and cool fillings in the classic hand pie, baked not fried. The pastie is similiar. The fried pie is a separate sub-category. The late Hostess pie, for instance, was a fried pie. Nomenclature-wise, there is also a piquant debate between … Continue reading

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2011 FOOD TRENDS: Pie is state dinner dessert; ‘I believe in pie’; Pie and beer?; National Pie Day is Jan. 23

Reported by: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/19/AR2011011905093.html The White House says President Barack Obama and the first lady want tonight’s state dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao (hoo jihn-tow) to show off some of America’s most recognized offerings and the menu lives up to the description. Food doesn’t get any more American than meat and potatoes, washed down with … Continue reading

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2011 FOOD TRENDS: Mangalitsas, winter farmers markets & vegetable pies are hot; Welcome the ‘invasivores’

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information and trends from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff (www.JohnLehndorff.com) Reported by: http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2010-12-28-farmersmarkets28_ST_N.htm: In the past two years, the number of winter farmers markets has increased 17% to nearly 900 nationwide, according to the Agriculture Department. Reported by: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/29/dining/29pigs.html?_r=3&ref=styleIncreasingly, Mangalitsa is becoming … Continue reading

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2011 FOOD TRENDS: Pie or Macarons rising; stockpiling huitlacoche; food halls hot; designer ice cubes

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information and trends from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff Reported at http://www.JohnLehndorff.com: “I honestly believe that if we all sat down and ate pie together, we’d find common ground. Our nation would be a better place if we made pie, not war. … Continue reading

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2011 FOOD TRENDS: TSA allows pie but not gravy; Palin politicizes food; Four Loko sorbet

Reported by http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2010/11/23/tsa-food-rules/?iref=obinsite: Transportation Security Administration spokesperson Jonella J. Culmer said that unless these items are purchased from a vendor after the security checkpoint, these items may not be carried onto the plane: Cranberry sauce, creamy dips and spreads (cheeses, peanut butter, etc.), gift baskets with food items (salsa, jams and salad dressings), gravy, jams, … Continue reading

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2011 FOOD TRENDS: The ‘supri’ capital; Wealthy turn to McRibs; Cake or pie? Breaking down a hog

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information and trends from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff (www.JohnLehndorff.com) Reported by http://www.supri.com/supri_sopressata.html: Westerly, Rhode Island, and the surrounding areas are the only places that sopressata is called “SOUPY” or “SUPRI”. The residents here consider the town of Westerly to be the … Continue reading

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2011 FOOD TRENDS: A sausage stuffing story; Food insecurity; Pie revival

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information and trends from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff (www.JohnLehndorff.com) The story and recipe behind my family’s Thanksgiving stuffing by John Lehndorff: When I stand in my new kitchen on the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving Day, I shall not stand alone. My … Continue reading

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Bring in the komatsuna; Power of hedonic eating; Another burger chain

Reported by http://online.wsj.com: Scientists are using sophisticated brain-imaging technology to understand how the lure of delicious food can overwhelm the body’s built-in mechanism to regulate hunger and fullness, what’s called “hedonic” versus “homeostatic” eating. … One thing is clear: Obese people react much more hedonistically to sweet, fat-laden food in the pleasure and reward circuits … Continue reading

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Celebrate American pie’s multicultural origins on July 4

When you say that something is “as American as apple pie,” what you’re really saying is that the item came to this country from elsewhere and was transformed into a distinctly American experience. “We may have taken (apple pie) to our hearts, but it is neither our invention nor even indigenous to our country. In … Continue reading

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Defending pie

Pies don’t get no respect, even though images of them fill every magazine cover this time of year. More often, pie is treated as a fat-laden antique. Luckily, a true pie defender is in the White House. “I like pie. And that’s okay. I would be depressed if I felt I could never eat the … Continue reading

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Pie 2: I’m posting thoughts daily about pie from Oct. 26 to Thanksgiving. Oct. 27: One of my favorite film pie moments is in Michael, starring John Travolta as a hard-to-satiate angel: – “We want pie. What have you got?” – “ I got them memorized, okay? Ready? We got apple, of course… …banana cream, … Continue reading