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Ten great Denver-area dishes you MUST taste

The current issue of Edible Front Range Magazine includes my list of the ten most craveable dishes I’ve encountered as a dining critic and food editor at local restaurants and bakeries. Read the whole thing: ediblecommunities. com/frontrange/fall-2009/crave-ins.htm Smothered red pork and green chile tamales: Tamales by La Casita, 3561 Tejon St., Denver Garlic knots with … Continue reading

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America’s top piemaker

I hereby proclaim Bill Yosses as Piemaker of the Year for 2009 for focusing the spotlight on America’s dessert at the highest level. He’s the White House pastry chef that President Obama calls The Crustmaster: “The pastry chef makes the best pie I’ve ever tasted, and that is causing big problems for Michelle and myself. … 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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Random food news update

According to the AP, 7-Eleven launched Yosemite Road, a private-label value wine brand that will retail for about $3.99 and be released in the U.S. and Japan. Its nuances reportedly go well with Twinkies, Marlboros and corn dogs. … QSR Magazine reports that Macdaddy’s, an all macaroni & cheese eatery, is open in Georgetown, Connecticut. … Continue reading

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Pie 6

* Only 24 pie-shopping days left before Thanksgiving. * My pie slogan – “In crust, we trust,” can also be stated as a hopeful query:“In crust, we trust?” *Pie quote of the day: “My life’s a shambles – I need pie.” – Michael Keaton in the film “Mutliplicity.” *Plan ahead: National Pie Day is Jan. … Continue reading