Colorado food / Eating / Food trends

Sustainable chefs’ Boulder Summit: Strong issues, meat class, Colorado tastes

Knife in hand Adam Danforth leads a two-hour seminar "Watching the science of meat flavor: goat butchery and reverence for older animals" at the Sterling-Rice Group in Boulder on Sept. 29. 2014.

Knife in hand Adam Danforth leads a two-hour seminar “Watching the science of meat flavor: goat butchery and reverence for older animals” at the Sterling-Rice Group in Boulder on Sept. 29. 2014. (Photo by Kim Long)


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.
The chefs collaborated on a feast at Pastures of Plenty farm in Boulder thanks to Sylvia R. Tawse and Lyle Davis. Local chefs in attendance included Mark Monette, Eric Skokan and Mark Denittis.

The chefs collaborated on a feast at Pastures of Plenty farm in Boulder thanks to Sylvia R. Tawse and Lyle Davis. Local chefs in attendance included Mark Monette, Eric Skokan and Mark Denittis.

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 chefs_collaborative_summit_9-29-2014_4 (2) 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.)
Facebook: facebook.com/USpie
Radio Nibbles: news.kgnu.org/category/features/radio-nibbles/
Contact John at lehndorffj@aol.com

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