By Claire Walter on July 18, 2014
On Monday, July 28, the Trash Fish Dinner takes place at the Squeaky Bean in Denver, highlighting underutilized fish species, put on by the Denver “cell” of the Chefs Collaborative, a national organization that works to fix America’s broken food system.
By Claire Walter on May 30, 2014
This easily digestible exhibition, which is geared for children and adults, examines food origins, cultures, the opposing challenges of hunger/starvation on the one hand and obesity on the other, the impact of agribusiness on food production today and the future of food production to feed a growing population on the planet.
By Claire Walter on April 13, 2014
Inspired and inspiring indoor farm & more in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea. Urban food deserts don’t get much drier than Elyria-Swansea, a northeast Denver neighborhood whose lyrical name belies an impoverished, industrialized area. It is chopped up by railroad tracks and freeways with much marginal housing occupied primarily by Latinos with language, education and poverty hurdles that seem insurmountable. The most […]
By Claire Walter on March 7, 2014
The “foodshed” concept is an interesting aspect of the locavore movement. I learned a new word yesterday evening: “foodshed.” Inspired by and analogous to the “watershed” concept, foodshed turns out to be an early 20th century word that has been revived as part of the locavore movement. A foodshed is a small geographic area that includes the boundaries of where food is produced, […]
By Claire Walter on February 10, 2014
Good Food Award goes to company’s elk pastrami. Denver’s Continental Sausage, which has been producing European-style gourmet sausages and other meats since 1969, has won a 2014 Good Food Award for its popular bison pastrami. The Good Food Awards honor companies that create food products with real, local ingredients and also with respect for animals […]
By Claire Walter on December 13, 2013
Specialty mom-and-pop-style butcher shop opens in Denver I was pretty excited a little over a year ago to stumble upon Pig & Block, a charcuterie at 34th and Tejon in Denver (click here for that post). When I drove by a few months later, the business was gone and the space was under construction. Turns out that […]
By Claire Walter on September 21, 2013
7 Courses, 7 chefs and 7 Robert Mondavi wines in the mountains The beautiful Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa hosts its 2nd Annual James Beard Foundation Dinner on October 4 prepared by seven like-minded chefs who support local and sustainable farms. The evening takes on an added spark with the 100th year celebration of Robert Mondavi, and […]