By John Lehndorff
(September 29, 2014) I started today thinking about GMOs, chicken on drugs, antibiotic resistance, and saving native fish species at the Chefs Collaborative Summit in Boulder. I learned a lot about meat biology and chemistry and watched half a lamb (actually a 6-year–old sheep) get artfully cut into it’s component tasty cuts. Tonight two Colorado lambs roasting on an open fire welcomed 300 members of the Chefs Collaborative along with Colorado bison, farmed bass, grilled peppers, Continental sausages, Asher IPA, Shammane’s pastries, Leopold Bros. spirits, green chile stew, millet spoonbread, fresh apple croustade, Avalanche cheese, MMLocal pickled beets and steady rain that everyone ignored. It was a lip-smacking showcase for Colorado’s stellar culinary assets.
Coming culinary attractions
The 3rd Annual Mouse’s Pie R Square Dance is Sunday, Oct. 5 at 5 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall upstairs from the Boulder Army Store with pie, coffee, old-time music and square dancing with a caller. Bake and bring a pie apiece and you get in cheap(er). Info: kgnu.org; 303-449-4885.
Enter you pumpkin pie Oct. 12 at the inaugural Aurora Punkin Chunkin Pumpkin Pie Bake-Off: https://www.auroragov.org/cs/groups/public/documents/document/020891.pdf
Learn about food writing at my workshop, A Taste for Writing, October 11 at the Boulder Book Store. http://boulderbookstore.indiebound.com/event/taste-writing-food-writing-workshop-john-lehndorff
Boulder’s most tasteful cinema gathering, the Flatirons Food Film Festival, is Oct. 15-19 at the University of Colorado. Info: flatironsfoodfilmfest.org
John Lehndorff is a the former food editor at the Daily Camera, dining critic for the Rocky Mountain News, and Chief Judge at the National Pie Championships. He hosts Radio Nibbles Thursdays at 8:25 a.m. on KGNU (88.5 FM, 1390 AM, and streaming at kgnu.org.)
Radio Nibbles: news.kgnu.org/category/features/radio-nibbles/
Contact John at email@example.com