Colorado food / Food and Cooking / Food trends

Nibbles: Pressure cookers in the news recall mom’s goulash

By JOHN LEHNDORFF UNDER PRESSURE While sadly absorbing the latest news from Boston, I wonder whether even half of the news readers and viewers knew what a pressure cooker is, and bet than many fewer have actually used one. However, around the world everybody has a pressure cooker to use to soften tough foods: meat, beans, … Continue reading

NIBBLES: Renovations and ghosts at the reimagined Chautauqua Dining Hall
Colorado food / Dining and Restaurants

NIBBLES: Renovations and ghosts at the reimagined Chautauqua Dining Hall

By JOHN LEHNDORFF   Yes, that’s me hard at work testing burrata and Brussels sprouts at a soft opening dinner in the beautifully remodeled Chautauqua Dining Hall accompanied by the lovely Lynne Eppel and Kuvy Ax. The interior has a new dining nook, a comfy bar area and two fireplaces. The new owners are Three Leaf – the … Continue reading

NIBBLES: The taste of Opening Day includes tzatziki
Colorado food / Dining and Restaurants

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

Nibbles: Where to find great Colorado Chinese broccoli and goat’s milk fudge
Colorado food / Dining and Restaurants / Food trends

Nibbles: Where to find great Colorado Chinese broccoli and goat’s milk fudge

By JOHN LEHNDORFF As one of the nation’s few Americana music and food critics, my two specialties rarely coincide. Researching a story I’ll be writing about Mumford & Sons when they play in Telluride in June, I discovered a very entertaining food travel blog by Mumford keyboardist Ben Lovett (no relation to Lyle): http://www.mumfordandsons.com/blog/tag/bens-food-on-the-road HAPPY SPRING … Continue reading

Colorado food / Dining and Restaurants / Food trends

Nibbles: Chef Jen, Boulder’s Frasca are James Beard nominees

By JOHN LEHNDORFF Congratulations to chef Jennifer Jasinski of Denver’s Rioja and Euclid Hall restaurants for her well-deserved finalist nomination in the Best Chef: Southwest category in the 2013 James Beard Awards. Kudos also go out to Bobby Stuckey and the crew at Frasca in Boulder for their nod in the Outstanding Wine Program category. … Continue reading