Teresa Farney

Food Reporter

  • Colorado Springs couple bring a taste of Detroit to the city

    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    If you have Michigan connections, you may also have a fondness for Detroit Coney dogs. Those who have longed for a taste of that classic tube steak topped with meat sauce will have their wishes answered Monday at 11 a.m. with the opening of Rock City Sliders and Coneys, 405 N. Union...

  • On Food: Culinary gadgets can be helpful for the home cook

    Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    It's time to sing the praises of some new-to-me gadgets. I didn't know I needed another way to cook bacon in the microwave until I saw the WowBacon microwave cooker at Sparrow Hawk Gourmet Cookware, 120 N. Tejon St. I love the way it holds the bacon strips so there is no splattering...

  • Table Talk: Colorado Springs has said good-bye to holiday season but there are still plenty of festive wine dinners to check out

    Updated: Fri, Jan 2, 2015

    Don't mothball the party duds yet, even though the holiday season is in the rear-view mirror. There are plenty of occasions in January to get gussied up to enjoy some fine wine and food pairing dinners. Here are just a few to get on your radar. - If you haven't visited The...

  • Eat Well: Combine moderate eating habits with exercise to achieve healthy lifestyle

    Updated: Tue, Dec 30, 2014

    Since January 2000, I've been having weekly lunches with a bunch of losers. It all started when newsroom colleagues organized a Weight Watchers meeting. It was the new millennium and time for me to get serious about dropping the extra padding that I had put on since starting my...

  • Table Talk: Cirque du Soleil chef keeps culinary balls in the air feeding the 100 member touring company

    Updated: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    On Tuesday, the touring cast of "Varekai," a Cirque du Soleil show, will be setting up the stage and, most importantly, a pop-up kitchen at The Broadmoor World Arena. Liz Samatis, the executive chef for the show, and her staff will unpack cooking equipment that outfits a full-size...

  • Cookbook authors share traditions of eating food for good luck in new year

    Updated: Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    In a couple of days, plans for Christmas feasting will be over and thoughts will turn to New Year's Day. And in most cultures, Jan. 1 is a time to eat foods believed to bring good luck in the coming year. Many of these items are round-shaped, which signifies the completion of the...

  • On Food: Colorado Springs eatery remembered through muffin, cookie recipes

    Updated: Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    A recent call for readers' favorite cookie recipes yielded an email from John Burbach that conjured up days gone by. The recipe he submitted was for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Raisin Cookies. "These cookies were a downtown favorite when my wife, Lu, had the Date Bar years ago," he said....

  • Colorado Springs chefs cook up their best dishes for the Glass Slipper Ball

    Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    One of the most anticipated culinary events is the Glass Slipper Ball at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., 7 p.m. Jan. 24. Each year a bevy of talented chefs converge on the ballroom to show off their best appetizers and desserts in the hopes of taking home the...

  • In honor of Famous Potato Bowl, a tribute to the spud

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    In honor of Air Force's appearance in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Saturday, we write in praise of the rough-and-ready tuber. According to the Idaho Potato Commission, potatoes are cultivated on more than 300,000 acres of Idaho land, making the state one of the primary sources for...

  • Eat Well: Rice is nice within limits

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    The January issue of Consumer Reports — which has a trustworthy reputation for consumer product testing and research — features “The Truth About Gluten.” As I read the story, I didn’t find a many surprises: A very small percentage of the population actually has celiac disease, which...