<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - teresa%20farney]]> http://gazette.com/rss/teresa%20farney Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:29:43 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado Springs chef sweeps culinary cooking contest]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chef-sweeps-culinary-cooking-contest/article/1599487?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-chef-sweeps-culinary-cooking-contest/article/1599487?custom_click=rss

Supansa Banker, executive chef at 2South Food and Wine Bar, 2 S. 25th St., won best small plate, best entree and Champion De Cuisine at the chef-media cook-off during the Pikes Peak Food and Wine Expo at the Broadmoor World Arena on Sunday. She reigned supreme over nine other competitors.

Each of the 10 cooking teams were given mystery ingredients to prepare a small plate (appetizer) and an entree. Baby octopus was the surprise food for the small plate and duck breast was revealed as the entree centerpiece. Teams were allowed 30 minutes to make the appetizer and 45 minutes to whip up the entree.

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:11:52 -0600
<![CDATA[Pikes Picks: 'Dear Sugar' advice podcast; Wine tasting class at the FAC]]> http://gazette.com/pikes-picks-dear-sugar-advice-podcast-wine-tasting-class-at-the-fac/article/1599476?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pikes-picks-dear-sugar-advice-podcast-wine-tasting-class-at-the-fac/article/1599476?custom_click=rss

'Dear Sugar' advice podcast

You can't go wrong with anything that includes Cheryl Strayed, author of "Wild" and "Tiny Beautiful Things." She and writer Steve Almond have co-hosted the weekly advice podcast "Dear Sugar" for two years now and I don't think I've missed a single episode. New shows are released on Wednesdays and cover all sorts of ground, including relationships, infidelity, sibling rivalry, religious beliefs, sexual identity, parenthood and porn. The duo usually answer a couple of letters from listeners in a thoughtful and kind way and then ask an authority on the topic to offer advice; wbur.org/dearsugar ~Jennifer Mulson

Wine tasting class at the FAC

The Curious Palate Wine Tasting Class at the

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:35:53 -0600
<![CDATA[Eat Well: Colorado Springs kid chefs focus on healthy comfort food in contest]]> http://gazette.com/eat-well-colorado-springs-kid-chefs-focus-on-healthy-comfort-food-in-contest/article/1599364?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/eat-well-colorado-springs-kid-chefs-focus-on-healthy-comfort-food-in-contest/article/1599364?custom_click=rss

Here's a way to get kids to eat healthy: Let them create recipes to enter in a cooking contest.

That's what more than 150 District 20 students did for a chance to win the annual Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge. The entries were narrowed to 10 junior chefs. Then, on the day of the district contest at Air Academy Elementary School, each challenger brought the ingredients to one of the 10 cooking stations set up by Kate Fowler, the director of school food and nutrition and a dietitian, and her staff.

The young chefs, ranging from first- to fifth-graders, were all set to whisk and sauté their way to bragging rights. They had an hour to prepare and plate a dish to the theme of healthy comfort food.

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:55:25 -0600
<![CDATA[Table Talk: Till Kitchen's evolution and new pasta, cocktail classes]]> http://gazette.com/table-talk-till-kitchens-evolution-and-new-pasta-cocktail-classes/article/1599025?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/table-talk-till-kitchens-evolution-and-new-pasta-cocktail-classes/article/1599025?custom_click=rss

Since it opened in June, Till Kitchen, 9633 Prominent Point, has been evolving. Within about six months of the restaurant's opening, a large portion of the eatery that had been devoted to a mercantile was closed to make room for Roost. Roost was a café where lighter lunches were served. Not much more than a month passed after it opened before Roost disappeared and the mercantile was brought back.

"I made a mistake," said Mitch Yellen, majority owner of Altitude Hospitality Group, which includes Till Kitchen among its properties. "I got hate emails. So, we've brought back the mercantile."

The Till Kitchen staff is doing classes such as how to make pasta and cocktails.

"We do classes every month," said Mundi Ross, brand

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Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:02:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs distilleries make Irish whiskey for sipping and cooking]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-distilleries-make-irish-whiskey-for-sipping-and-cooking/article/1598876?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-distilleries-make-irish-whiskey-for-sipping-and-cooking/article/1598876?custom_click=rss

Whether sipped or used as an ingredient, Irish whiskey is the beverage of choice on St. Patrick's Day. Here's a primer on all things whiskey.

First, about the spelling - is it "whiskey" or "whisky"? For an answer, we turned to Victor Matthews, owner of Black Bear Distillery in Green Mountain Falls, where he makes moonshine, whiskey and rum.

"The Irish spell it with the 'e' and the Scottish do not," he said. "Most American whiskey derives from Irish sources and is therefore spelled with the 'e'. I am Irish so I use the 'e'."

Now let's look beyond the letters. According to Whiskey Advocate, whiskey is a distilled spirit that is made from grain; all other distilled liquors are made from other sources (brandy, for example,

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:14:29 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs restaurant group plans to start delivering meals on Mondays]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-restaurant-group-plans-to-start-delivering-meals-on-mondays/article/1598877?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-restaurant-group-plans-to-start-delivering-meals-on-mondays/article/1598877?custom_click=rss

At the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, I always try to fit in as many of the American Express Restaurant sessions as possible. Last June I dropped in on a panel discussion about seven threats facing restaurants. The No. 4 threat got my attention: home-delivered meals.

"I've been watching this trend," said Tyler Florence, the panel moderator and host of Food Network's "Great Food Truck Race." "As a restaurant consultant, I've ordered from companies like Blue Apron and Sun Basket. The box of ingredients costs just a little more than what it would cost to buy the same ingredients at a grocery store and just below a similar meal at a restaurant. The main reason they are gaining popularity is that people want an experience.

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:20:05 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs welcomes Motif Jazz Cafe where craft cocktails, small plates and jazz dominate]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-welcomes-motif-jazz-cafe-where-craft-cocktails-small-plates-and-jazz-dominate/article/1598464?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-welcomes-motif-jazz-cafe-where-craft-cocktails-small-plates-and-jazz-dominate/article/1598464?custom_click=rss

You may remember Jean-Paul Devarenne from his days as a bartender at the Wobbly Olive. Now he has been recruited by Steve Draper to be the beverage director for Draper's newly opened Motif Jazz Café, 182 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Devarenne will orchestrate a craft cocktail play list, which will resonate with spirit connoisseurs. Richard (Skip) Curtis, executive chef, doesn't miss a beat with dishes to pair with Devarenne's drinks. Think cucumber papperdelle ($11) with acidulated creme frâche, baby tomatoes and avocado powder, paired with lemon basil margarita ($10). Devarenne infuses his own spirits and strives for balanced sippers. Don't even think of ordering a dirty martini made with brine from a huge jar of olives.

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Sun, 12 Mar 2017 11:24:48 -0600