Eating / Food and Cooking

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 wine. By the way, the chickens from the Mennonites in north central Nebraska are friggin’ awesome – even the breasts.”

Reported by John Lehndorff (www.johnlehndorff.com):
If you’re hoping to attend the best annual beer event in the United States, get your tickets immediately! The Great American Beer Festival is Sept. 16-18 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver featuring more than 2,200 different beers from an estimated 462 U.S. breweries. www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com

Reported by 5280 magazine:
When Euclid Hall opened yesterday, it became the third Denver restaurant to serve wine on tap. This trend’s catching on locally. Beth Gruitch, co-owner of Euclid Hall, Rioja, and Bistro Vendôme, says, “I like it because it means fewer bottles [each keg holds the equivalent of 15] and less waste; the wine stays good longer; and there’s less of a footprint.” The latter is especially true because Euclid offers three wines from The Infinite Monkey Theorem, which is located three miles away.

Reported by the Food Network:
The Next Food Network Star is casting for its 2011 season and is holding an Open Casting Call in Denver August 22:
“We are looking for people who are full of life, passionate about cooking, and knowledgeable about food … chef, home cook, caterer or culinary enthusiast. 10am-3pm Aug. 22 at Magnolia Hotel, 818 17th St., Denver. Contact Julie Boskoff:
boskoffj@cbsnews.com.

The Kombucha Report: http://www.teareport.com/
Farm to firm: http://www.ediblecommunities.com/frontrange/summer-2010/oxford-farm.htm
Nibbles Dining Column: http://yellowscene.com/2010/06/10/nibbles-nibbling-is-3-d/
Sicilian pastry: http://www.gocolorado.com/Content/Article/433/Dolce-Sicilia-Wheat-Ridge-Colorado.aspx
Boulder food history: http://www.ediblecommunities.com/frontrange/pages/issues/spring09/whatALongTaste.pdf

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