<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - teresa%20farney]]> http://gazette.com/rss/teresa%20farney Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:41:00 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Toast mom with savory and sweet topped toasted breads for a satisfying meal]]> http://gazette.com/toast-mom-with-savory-and-sweet-topped-toasted-breads-for-a-satisfying-meal/article/1574779?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/toast-mom-with-savory-and-sweet-topped-toasted-breads-for-a-satisfying-meal/article/1574779?custom_click=rss

To honor Mom on her special day, propose a toast.

No, not the bubbly kind. Rather, a toasted piece of bread topped with savory or sweet ingredients. Read on to get some ideas, then consider setting up your own for a unique, even comforting, morning meal for Mom.

So who's on this bandwagon? Vernick Food & Drink in Philadelphia has at least half a dozen types of toast on the menu. Half-inch-thick slices of sourdough bread are brushed with olive oil and grilled over lava rocks. Toppings range from fromage blanc with pickled ramps to Caesar salad with boquerones (a Spanish tapa that includes anchovies). Nearly 3,000 miles away in Los Angeles is Sqirl, which serves toast topped with smoked whitefish, salmon or fromage blanc



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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:06:13 -0600
<![CDATA[Table Talk: Colorado Springs chefs go knife-to-knife in cooking contests]]> http://gazette.com/table-talk-colorado-springs-chefs-go-knife-to-knife-in-cooking-contests/article/1574953?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/table-talk-colorado-springs-chefs-go-knife-to-knife-in-cooking-contests/article/1574953?custom_click=rss

The American Culinary Federation, Pikes Peak Chapter held the Dueling Knives cooking contest Monday at The Warehouse restaurant. The cook-off was like the Food Network's "Chopped" show where chefs receive a mystery basket of unusual ingredients. The surprise foods for Monday's event included Japanese parsley, ostrich, kangaroo, opo squash and raw oysters. Chefs who went knife to knife were Brent Beavers, chef at AspenPointe Café at Citizen's Service Center, and Supansa Banker, executive chef at 2South Food and Wine Bar. (Full disclosure: I was one of the judges). They had an hour to prepare at least three dishes and a bonus dish if they could fit it in. Beavers wowed the judges with three masterly prepared dishes plus a bonus street



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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:44:24 -0600
<![CDATA[Try the world of food with mail-order ingredient kits]]> http://gazette.com/try-the-world-of-food-with-mail-order-ingredient-kits/article/1573906?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/try-the-world-of-food-with-mail-order-ingredient-kits/article/1573906?custom_click=rss

About a year ago, while scrolling through messages on Facebook, a pop-up ad appeared for Try the World ingredient boxes. I was intrigued so I clicked the link.

A couple of entrepreneurs who enjoyed traveling and loved to eat devised an idea for sharing their foodie finds with friends.

"We realized that there were millions of people just like us who wanted to try foods from around the world but didn't have time to travel," they write on their website. "Today, instead of bringing these foods back from our travels in suitcases, we work directly with local artisans around the world to help bring their products to the U.S."

The "products" are boxes of ingredients with recipes themed by country.



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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:43:03 -0600
<![CDATA[On Food: Gooey Butter Cake, a 'St. Louis thing,' hits the sweet spot in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/on-food-gooey-butter-cake-a-st.-louis-thing-hits-the-sweet-spot-in-colorado-springs/article/1574775?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/on-food-gooey-butter-cake-a-st.-louis-thing-hits-the-sweet-spot-in-colorado-springs/article/1574775?custom_click=rss

My introduction to gooey butter cake came by way of a neighbor who dropped off a gift she referred to as "gooey coffee cake that is very popular around the St. Louis area."

I loved it and wondered if she would share the recipe. She did, and I started making the cake regularly in the early 1980s. Over the years, my devotion to the cake waned and I eventually moved on to other treats.

Then, in 2010, I traveled to St. Louis for a board meeting of a culinary organization - and, lo and behold, a decadent piece of gooey butter cake was delivered to my room as a gift. The chef at the Ritz Carlton had dressed it up with a chocolate wedge replicating the city's famous Gateway Arch. My first bite brought back memories of the dessert I



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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:19:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Table Talk: Colorado Springs has a new pizza eatery where you can get a pie in 5 minutes]]> http://gazette.com/table-talk-colorado-springs-has-a-new-pizza-eatery-where-you-can-get-a-pie-in-5-minutes/article/1574570?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/table-talk-colorado-springs-has-a-new-pizza-eatery-where-you-can-get-a-pie-in-5-minutes/article/1574570?custom_click=rss

Pie Five Pizza Co., 721 N. Academy Blvd. (in Citadel Crossing next to The Egg & I), has opened. There will be a second location opening at 1885 Briargate Parkway in May.

At the pizza shop there's a menu board from which you can select from more than a dozen signature pizza combinations, or create your own. Pick from four uncooked pizza crusts: artisan thin dough, pan crust, whole grain or gluten-free If you're doing your own thing, select from 28 toppings and seven sauces. The pies are baked in an incredibly hot oven and rolled out in about five minutes. Salads are available, too. You can choose one of the signature numbers or get a pizza crust bowl with romaine lettuce and top it with any combo of ingredients from the pizza



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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:54:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Eat Well: Easy recipes to lighten up Passover meal]]> http://gazette.com/eat-well-easy-recipes-to-lighten-up-passover-meal/article/1574402?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/eat-well-easy-recipes-to-lighten-up-passover-meal/article/1574402?custom_click=rss

Passover, the eight-day Jewish festival that begins Saturday, isn't known for light, flavorful recipes. This year, let spring be the inspiration for lightening up Seder, the ceremonial opening meal.

The Seder plate, which serves as the centerpiece of the table, holds ritual foods including the shankbone (commemorating the sacrifice of lambs when the Hebrews fled Egypt), karpas (spring greens symbolizing the freshness of spring), charoset (sweet salad of apples, nuts, wine and cinnamon that represents the mortar used by the Hebrew slaves to make bricks), a roasted egg (signifying springtime and renewal) and maror (bitter herbs such as horseradish, recalling the bitterness of slavery).

Salt water is also on the table and



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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:32:26 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs entrepreneur has built an award-winning group of restaurants]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-entrepreneur-has-built-an-award-winning-group-of-restaurants/article/1574413?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-entrepreneur-has-built-an-award-winning-group-of-restaurants/article/1574413?custom_click=rss

Randy Price, who co-owns Rocky Mountain Restaurant Group with his wife, Liz, is one happy fella.

Why? Of the three restaurant brands he operates in Colorado Springs, two of them won a total of nine gold awards and a silver award in the recently released Best of the Springs, and the third eatery won a silver and a bronze award.

Salsa Brava, his flagship restaurant, took golds for Mexican food, red chili, casual dining and enchiladas. Over Easy walked away with golds for restaurant service, Sunday brunch, bartender, breakfast and huevos rancheros. Justin Castor, the chef at Over Easy won a silver award in the best chef category. Sonterra Grill won a silver award for best business lunch and a bronze award went to Josh Davis, the



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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:35:40 -0600
<![CDATA[Q&A with Randy Price, co-owner of successful Colorado Springs restaurant group]]> http://gazette.com/qa-with-randy-price-co-owner-of-successful-colorado-springs-restaurant-group/article/1574504?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/qa-with-randy-price-co-owner-of-successful-colorado-springs-restaurant-group/article/1574504?custom_click=rss

Our Q&A with Randy Price, who along with his wife Liz co-owns Rocky Mountain Restaurant Group - which has three restaurant brands in Colorado Springs. Two of them won a total of nine gold awards in the 2016 Best of the Springs.

Question: Six words to describe you?

Answer: Passionate, caring, trusting, detailed, fun, engaging

Q: Proudest moment as a restaurant owner?

A: After visiting any of our restaurants and interacting with the employees and guests. I get so much satisfaction seeing the restaurants busy, the beautiful food, the hard working and engaging staff and the satisfied and happy guests.



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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:07:55 -0600
<![CDATA[Table Talk: Colorado Springs gets first taste of bold-flavored tacos]]> http://gazette.com/table-talk-colorado-springs-gets-first-taste-of-bold-flavored-tacos/article/1574175?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/table-talk-colorado-springs-gets-first-taste-of-bold-flavored-tacos/article/1574175?custom_click=rss

Qdoba Mexican Eats, a Denver-based chain, has hit the refresh button on its logo, branding, interiors and menu. The new look has debuted in Colorado Springs with remodeled restaurants and a new one at 4451 Venetucci Blvd. The menu still offers fan favorites like Qdoba's 3-Cheese Queso and burritos. But Knockout Tacos take center stage with combos like the Drunken Yardbird, with tequila lime chicken, guacamole, salsa verde, cilantro, minced onion and cotija cheese, or the Two Timer, with spicy pulled pork, salsa roja, shredded cheese, lettuce and pico de gallo in crispy taco with cotija cheese, which is wrapped in a flour tortilla spread with 3-Cheese Queso.

"We developed 20 tacos for our chef- driven foods," said John



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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 10:12:54 -0600