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FOOD IN THE NEWS 2010: Pie the next cupcake? Sun Chips’ decibels; Lamb tacos with cream cheese and kim chee

Reported by http://www.Westword.com: Frank Bonanno, whose expanding restaurant group includes Mizuna, Bones, Osteria Marco and Luca d’Italia, acquired a lease on a 5,000-square-foot subterranean Larimer Square spot. His whole plan for the sizable space is not yet clear, part of it will be devoted to pie. “Apparently, he’ll be selling pies on Wednesdays,” said Joe … Continue reading

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Sprechen sie Trader Joe’s?; Bucket o’ berbere-spiced popped sorghum with those Milk Duds?

Reported at http://money.cnn.com/2010/08/20/news/companies/inside_trader_joes_full_version.fortune/ You’d think Trader Joe’s would be eager to trumpet its success, but management is obsessively secretive. Few customers realize the chain is owned by Germany’s ultra-private Albrecht family, the people behind the Aldi Nord supermarket empire. Famous in Germany for not talking to the press, the Albrechts have passed their tightlipped ways … Continue reading

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Nation’s best ice cream; farm-to-table boom; “oyster” eating contest; and some local yak sausage

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff (www.JohnLehndorff.com). Reported by John Lehndorff: USA Today recently asked me (and 49 other “experts”) to name the best ice cream parlor in their respective states. The results appeared today. Here’s my contribution: Colorado Some of … Continue reading

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Academy awards of jam, cheese, salumi; the new sommelier-winemakers; dishwasher appreciation; and a few words about muffins

Reported at http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2010/08/good_food_awards_to_honor_arti.php: 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 the world of hand-crafted foods and suds. From now through September 15, artisan food and beer producers can enter their products … Continue reading

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FOOD TRENDS: Deep-fried Ho Hos; gluten-free raspberry ale; leftover Millenials; home-grown tomatoes

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff (www.JohnLehndorff.com). Reported by http://www.WashingtonPost.com: “This summer’s Iowa State Fair alone features some 54 foods on a stick, including deep-fried Ho Hos, pickles and pineapple.” FOOD NEWS UPDATE: It’s a very bountiful year for Colorado’s sweet … Continue reading

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2010 FOOD TRENDS: Farm-to-firm brings produce into the office

http://www.ediblecommunities.com/frontrange/summer-2010/oxford-farm.htm BY JOHN LEHNDORFF Originally published in Edible Front Range To get to Oxford Gardens, just turn off of Oxford Road when you run out of pavement, says Jared Hapgood. There you’ll find Hapgood, the farm’s manager. On a recent day he was seated near a handmade root crop washer trying to create a tool … Continue reading

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Chicken breast loathing; Biggest beer fest coming; wine on tap

Mark DeNittis, artisan salumi-maker at Denver’s Il Mondo Vecchio, quoted in http://blogs.westword.com/cafesociety/2010/08/il_mondo_vecchios_mark_denitti.php: “I absolutely hate chicken breasts – loathe chicken breasts. Chicken breasts suck. They’re flavorless, fatless, dry and way overplayed. I’m not completely anti-chicken though. I’m a thigh guy for sure – a fan of big, bold, rich and sexy thighs simmered slowly in … Continue reading

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2010 FOOD TRENDS: Top Chef hits the strEATS; a sip of Dandelion Wine

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff. TV food star Guy Fieri quoted in the New York Times: “Will organics prevail?” he asked, furrowing his rubbery, normally cheerful face as he fretted that America is at a culinary crossroads. “I don’t know. … Continue reading