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Condiment Compliments
Merfs Condiments, a Denver staple sired by Southern connoisseur Kelly Schexnaildre, is the epitome of fruitful experimentation. Its medley of uncommon hot sauces blends fresh ingredients (mango, strawberry, peach, and lime) with an arsenal of picante
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Alex Astranti
“I’m originally from a small village called Pietra de’ Giorgi, located approximately one hour southwest of Milan. There’s quick access to Emilia-Romagna and Piedmont, regions known for their amazing culinary products. I credit my mother and grandmoth
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Heart Of The Home
In most homes, the kitchen wears many hats—it’s the most logical spot for eating and entertaining, the ideal location to have a glass of wine with friends, and the perfect place to gather with family. It’s the heart of the home. But, according to Chr
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TACOS! Yes Please…
• The slow-cooked pork in this taco gets its flavor from ancho chile powder, hatch green chile powder, onion, and carrots. It’s topped with a fresh pico de gallo, Cotija cheese, and a chipotle crema that’s acidic, creamy, and has just enough spice to
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Wander
Award-winning contemporary adventure photographer Dylan H. Brown gravitates toward the impermanent beauty of the Southwest. “The Colorado Plateau is very unique to the world,” says Brown. It’s raw and everchanging. “I like that transition from the mo
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Abstract, With A Splash
2 oz. rosemary-infused Spring44 Gin1 oz. lemon juice½ oz. simple syrup½ oz. fresh strawberry puree A drizzle of balsamic reduction Combine gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and puree into a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously. Double strain the cockta
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Taco Hot Spot: Tacos Tequila Whiskey
This Denver staple has won a lot of awards, including best tacos, best Mexican restaurant, best cocktails, and best desserts. “We look at the tortilla as the canvas for our art. We take traditional Mexican ingredients, cooking techniques, and traditi
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Culinary Genius
“I was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. After dropping out of law school, I decided to go to culinary school and got my first job as a kitchen manager. A year later, I applied to a J-1 Visa program at Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, MS. Tha
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The Art Of Cheesemaking
Jackie Chang never planned to make cheese for a living until she found herself there—and it felt like destiny. As head cheesemaker at Longmont’s Haystack Mountain Cheese, Chang works 12 hours a day to carefully craft all-natural gourmet goat cheeses
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Hikes And Bikes
Peddling up a steep Swiss Alp on a bike was a breeze—almost too easy. Certainly, I am no Olympic athlete, nor am I conditioned to speedily cycle up hills. The secret to easily tackling the arduous climb of an Alp trail without breaking a sweat? Ridin
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Feeding The Frontline
After Covid-19 struck the food industry, restaurant layoffs and shutdowns were commonplace. Peter Newlin, the Chief Executive Officer of Birdcall (a Colorado-based chicken restaurant) knew there was more to do than wait to reopen. With the help of ma
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Style
Since its founding in 1981, Arte has combined a passion for design and a drive for technological innovation into elegant wallcoverings that complement a range of interiors, from sumptuous classic to minimalist avant-garde. With hundreds of designs in
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Peter Newlin
In 2018, owners Philippe Failyau and Peter Newlin ventured from the top of the Baja California Peninsula in Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas by car. They stopped at as many restaurants and roadside taquerias as they could along the way, soaking up the archi
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Tasteful Thai Duck Rolls
Yield: 1 serving 6 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar3 Tbsp. Kikkoman soy sauce4 ½ Tbsp. cane sugar3 Tbsp. fish sauce Combine ingredients and simmer on medium heat for five minutes 2 oz. sliced duck breast1 cucumber (batonnet)2 scallions (julienne)2 leaves of ba
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Perdida Kitchen Recipes
Yields 8 Tacos ¼ c. ancho chile powder¼ c. hatch green chile powder1/8 c. kosher salt1 ½ lbs. boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch chunks¼ ea. yellow onion, julienne1 ea. carrot, peeled and cut in 2” pieces1 c. water Preheat oven to 350°F. Heavily
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Become The Chef
A classic date-night destination for fondue lovers, The Melting Pot serves up a four-course experience offering every dip-it-yourself fondue option, from cheese to chocolate. The restaurant, which is located in Littleton, offers gluten-free eats and
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The Flower Child of Mexican Cuisine
“Margaritas are very special cocktails,” says Aaron Farkas, bar manager at Tacos Tequila Whiskey. “A traditional Margarita is tequila, lime juice, and then some form of sweetener. It’s hard to mess up, but also very easy to tell when it’s messed up.”
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Sleep Easy
Translating to “tradition” in Swedish, Sedvana is a local, female-owned brand that strives to achieve timeless function. After working in fashion her entire career, founder Hannah Barry realized that most design decisions were made based on what sell
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Plant-based Pitmaster
One lifestyle diet may be here to stay: plant-based living. In addition to its ethical and sustainability perks, it’s also great for your health. According to a study from the Rush University Medical Center, incorporating plant-based foods into your
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Living
Playing with your food is encouraged at Create Cooking School. The institute, helmed by chefs and co-owners Diego Coconati and Erasmo (Ras) Casiano, offers digital and in-person cooking classes that delve into various international cuisines, from Mex
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Do You Know Your Peppers?
WHERE TO SHOP Common peppers like serranos and jalapeños can be found at most grocery stores. For a wider selection, Denver’s Lowe’s Mercado has you covered for all of your pepper needs. • The Scoville scale is used to measure the pungency, or spicin
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The Adventure Nanny
Brandy Schultz founded Adventure Nannies, a full-service nanny agency, in an effort to provide globally minded and progressive families with exceptional nannies, private educators, newborn care specialists, and inspiring role models. Shultz conjured
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Historic downtown Golden
At the crossroads of 10th Street and Washington Avenue lies Golden’s oldest park, Parfet Park, where Golden celebrates the annual Buffalo Bill Days Festival in July, among other community events. Stroll around the park for a quiet shaded picnic or ga
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Planting Your Own Herb Garden
Whether you live in a house with a big backyard or a studio apartment, you can grow your own herbs. However, certain herbs do not fare well inside, notably mint and thyme; these plants are perennials, meaning they live longer and can grow outdoors ev
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Farm-to-table
Percentage of Colorado school districts using local farms for food sources Number of farms in Colorado Farmers markets across Colorado San Luis Valley’s ranking as the “largest and highest commercial agricultural valley in the world” Amount of commun
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Locally Made And Loved
After moving to Colorado from Los Angeles, Kyle and Cindy Pressman both felt inspired to chase their dreams of starting a business. As fate would have it, they were lucky enough to meet Chad Yakobson, founder and brewmaster of Crooked Stave in Denver
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Staying Sharp
1. Naoki Mazaki 180mm Nashiji Bunka A hybrid shape that is somewhere between a nakiri and chef’s knife with an aggressive tip. Very all-purpose, but really excels in vegetable cutting and finer tasks. $220 2. Sakai Takayuki 33 Layer Damascus Petty 15
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The Food Issue
Most people have a love-hate relationship with food. That’s why I’m a huge fan of “healthy convenience.” Between meetings, I find myself thinking of healthy options to satisfy my hunger pangs in a pinch, and with two active boys in the house, we seem
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Beth Hawkins
Beth Hawkins grew up in Strawberry Point, Iowa, with its small town claim to fame of being home of the world’s largest strawberry (we befittingly photographed her styling a cake with a delicious mound of fresh strawberries). Her inspiring story of st
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Zesty Dips
• This mild tomatillo hot sauce is bright and acidic. It’s an ideal complement to loaded tacos or rich, fatty meats, though it also goes great on a chip. Cooper’s Small Batch started at Denver restaurant The Crushery. The restaurant closed, but the b
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