Ka-ching! Pie judgment day is a good bet in the Nevada dessert in 1995
Colorado food / Food and Cooking

Ka-ching! Pie judgment day is a good bet in the Nevada dessert in 1995

By John Lehndorff (Washington Post, March 29, 1995) There’s something deeply satisfying about throwing a pie at someone. There’s the running windup, the last fiendish glance at your victim to steady your aim, then the throw, followed by that rewarding “splaaattttt!” when the pie finds its mark.Admit it: A pie in the face is as … Continue reading

Chef Sheila Lucero on soccer, seafood, success and leadership in the kitchen
Colorado food / Dining and Restaurants / Food trends

Chef Sheila Lucero on soccer, seafood, success and leadership in the kitchen

Susan France Sheila Lucero, executive chef of Jax Fish House. By JOHN LEHNDORFF (Boulder Weekly, 1/12/17) Sheila Lucero did not grow up dreaming of being an executive chef. Her goal was not to oversee the food at five restaurants in two states. In fact, the Golden native’s only ambition while attending Lakewood High School was … Continue reading

How to turn the remains of the feast into months of flavor
Colorado food / Food and Cooking / Food trends / pie

How to turn the remains of the feast into months of flavor

By JOHN LEHNDORFF (Boulder Weekly 11/23/16) If you are hosting Thanksgiving at your house today, complete with “Alice’s Restaurant” playing in the background, you probably won’t read this until well after the feast. Hosts spend weeks getting ready for that peak moment when everybody is finally seated and filling their plates. They will grab some … Continue reading

Nibbles: Ten great Colorado dishes from 2015 from menudo to beet sugar rum
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Nibbles: Ten great Colorado dishes from 2015 from menudo to beet sugar rum

(This Nibbles column originally appeared in the Boulder Weekly: http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-15452-from-menudo-to-beet-sugar-rum.html) By John Lehndorff John Lehndorff Bone broth was big in 2015 in Boulder — so popular it is even available on tap in multiple flavors. Personally, I’ll take my bone broth — animal bones boiled in water — in the traditional form of Jewish chicken … Continue reading

Pie Times: Tis the season of things in crust
Eating / Food and Cooking / Food trends

Pie Times: Tis the season of things in crust

By John Lehndorff (Lafayette CO Oct. 26, 2015) – Welcome to our annual Pie Times, 30 pie-loving days of recipes, news and crust tips until Thanksgiving Day, the one day Americans consume actual pumpkin pie with their pumpkin pie spiced lattes.  Honestly, pie stays on our minds through the holidays until America’s greatest holiday, National Pie Day, … Continue reading

Dining and Restaurants / Eating / Food and Cooking / Food trends

2011 FOOD TRENDS: Mangalitsas, winter farmers markets & vegetable pies are hot; Welcome the ‘invasivores’

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information and trends from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff (www.JohnLehndorff.com) Reported by: http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2010-12-28-farmersmarkets28_ST_N.htm: In the past two years, the number of winter farmers markets has increased 17% to nearly 900 nationwide, according to the Agriculture Department. Reported by: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/29/dining/29pigs.html?_r=3&ref=styleIncreasingly, Mangalitsa is becoming … Continue reading

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U.S. FOOD TRENDS: PIE MAKES COMEBACK IN 2010

The age of the overloaded cupcake is over. Now comes the return of the pie. Americans are cooking and baking at home more. The times are prompting a revival of nostalgic comfort foods. They have less to spend on food and dining, so that means fewer ready-to-eat processed foods. They’re very concerned about nutrition, sustainabilty and … Continue reading

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Pie 6

* Only 24 pie-shopping days left before Thanksgiving. * My pie slogan – “In crust, we trust,” can also be stated as a hopeful query:“In crust, we trust?” *Pie quote of the day: “My life’s a shambles – I need pie.” – Michael Keaton in the film “Mutliplicity.” *Plan ahead: National Pie Day is Jan. … Continue reading