<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - teresa%20farney]]> http://gazette.com/rss/teresa%20farney Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:48:59 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Historic Denver candy store has been resurrected as a farm-to-table restaurant]]> http://gazette.com/historic-denver-candy-store-has-been-resurrected-as-a-farm-to-table-restaurant/article/1588207?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/historic-denver-candy-store-has-been-resurrected-as-a-farm-to-table-restaurant/article/1588207?custom_click=rss

Dory Ford, chef and proprietor of Baur's Restaurant & Listening Lounge, 1512 Curtis St. in Denver, is bringing new life to a former confectionery store built in 1872. In the 1970s, the Baur family closed the shop's doors during competitive times as that area of downtown became run-down. Afterward, offices and other restaurant tenants were never able to experience the success that Baur's had for so long.

In 2015, Ford considered bringing his Monterey, Calif.-based, Aqua Terra Culinary business to Colorado. The Baur building caught his eye as the perfect place to open one of his farm-to-table eateries. Many historic details, like the ceramic tile floors, the barrel vaulted ceiling, crown molding and exposed wood beams were restored.

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:19:34 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs chefs create unique combinations for not-your-usual nachos]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chefs-create-unique-combinations-for-not-your-usual-nachos/article/1588085?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chefs-create-unique-combinations-for-not-your-usual-nachos/article/1588085?custom_click=rss

Nachos are having a moment as chefs and home cooks bypass the chips-smothered-in-cheese offerings in favor of layering unusual ingredients to create unique dishes.

For instance, Nosh in downtown Colorado Springs features wonton nachos - one of executive chef Rory McGrath's favorite appetizers.

"We take something we all know and love, and make it fun, interesting and new," he said.

Fried wonton chips are layered with Kalua-braised pork and Nosh's pickled vegetables. The plate then is topped off with spicy queso, cilantro and scallions.

"The Kalua pork adds a sweet and slightly spicy flavor," McGrath said. "The Asian pickled veggies give the dish a spicy high note that many of us seek in nachos.

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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:13:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Eat Well: Weight loss for seniors should be monitored]]> http://gazette.com/eat-well-weight-loss-for-seniors-should-be-monitored/article/1588036?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/eat-well-weight-loss-for-seniors-should-be-monitored/article/1588036?custom_click=rss

Eating well doesn't always lead to the desired results, a fact that becomes especially evident as we age.

I'm a longtime member of Weight Watchers and during one of the weekly meetings early this year, I learned that a woman who had reached "lifetime" member status in 2000 and had been maintaining her weight suddenly began shedding pounds.

Over a two-year period, she lost around 15 pounds, putting her well below her goal.

She told me before that meeting that it all started when she became ill two years ago at the age of 70.

"When I had the flu, I sort of lost my appetite," she said. "I eat like a little kid. I feel hungry at meals but can only manage to eat about half of my food. I feel full faster.

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]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:20:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs chef offers tips during cooking class]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chef-offers-tips-during-cooking-class/article/1587619?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chef-offers-tips-during-cooking-class/article/1587619?custom_click=rss

Supansa Banker, executive chef at 2South Food and Wine Bar, recently taught a cooking class at Savory Spice Shop where I got some cooking tips and was introduced to a couple of new ingredients.

Banker, who is a native of Thailand, went a different direction from her usual Asian-themed classes and embraced an Italian theme: She showed us how to make ricotta, pasta, ragu and crispy eggplant.

Fresh ricotta is a snap to make (recipe at right). Banker's cooking tip is to bring the milk and cream to a full boil before adding the white vinegar, which causes the milk to curdle. Once the curds and whey are separated and cheese cooled to room temperature, she stirs in a splash of olive oil and a sprinkle of lemon zest.

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Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:34:33 -0600
<![CDATA[New Colorado Springs brewery serves upscale food to pair with beer]]> http://gazette.com/new-colorado-springs-brewery-serves-upscale-food-to-pair-with-beer/article/1587164?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/new-colorado-springs-brewery-serves-upscale-food-to-pair-with-beer/article/1587164?custom_click=rss

Cerberus Brewing Co., 702 W. Colorado Ave. is known for its unique brews. But the culinary aspect is worthy of notice too. The food service was kicked up a notch with the hire of Mark LeFebvre as executive chef. LeFebvre is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. During his 15-year culinary career he has spent most of his time cooking in fine dining, including positions at the Inn on Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., the Wisconsin Room at the American Club in Kohler, Wisc., and most recently a chef de cuisine at The Broadmoor. The menu he developed for the brewery is casual with a definite gourmet flair with reasonable prices.

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Wed, 05 Oct 2016 22:39:18 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs new culinary team creating Napa Valley-style dining experience]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-new-culinary-team-creating-napa-valley-style-dining-experience/article/1586960?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-new-culinary-team-creating-napa-valley-style-dining-experience/article/1586960?custom_click=rss

Creating a top-notch restaurant that aims for a West Coast feel but uses locally sourced foods isn't something that happens overnight.

Eric Allen and Mitch Yellen, partners at Altitude Hospitality Group, opened Till - a farm-inspired open kitchen restaurant and mercantile in northern Colorado Springs - in late June. But they started long before then with months of scouting for the right culinary team.

"This is Briargate, but we wanted to create the feeling of being in Napa, Seattle or San Francisco," said Allen, vice president and chief operating officer for Altitude.

To find a powerhouse of chefs to helm the restaurant's 80-foot-long open kitchen, the pair made frequent trips to the West Coast, eating out and

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]]> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 04:45:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Will you miss the beef with Beyond Burger, now available in Colorado Springs?]]> http://gazette.com/will-you-miss-the-beef-with-beyond-burger-now-available-in-colorado-springs/article/1586961?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/will-you-miss-the-beef-with-beyond-burger-now-available-in-colorado-springs/article/1586961?custom_click=rss

Where's the beef? For sure you won't find any in the surprisingly beeflike The Beyond Burger patties.

The new meat alternative was introduced in Whole Foods Market in Washington, D.C., in early June. It showed up in the Boulder Whole Foods a few weeks later, and now it's available at the Colorado Springs stores.

Although the Beyond Meat product creators intended for the patties to be sold alongside other fresh meats, a large refrigerated display cabinet is at the front door next to the fresh produce at the North Academy Boulevard store.

So what exactly is this new meat alternative? The burgers are vegan and made from pea protein isolate, along with 20 other ingredients that meet Whole Foods' standards.

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Tue, 04 Oct 2016 12:10:57 -0600