Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Telluride, Colorado has been a premiere winter sport destination since the mid-1970s. But it’s emergence as a world-class outpost for food and beverage is a far more recent phenomenon. If you haven't visited in a few years you’d be surprised at just how much there is to savor along these streets—and the eclectic variety of those options. In service of that impressive evolution, this weekend the resort’s five star Madeline Hotel & Residences is hosting its second annual Alpine Cookout . The event is aiming to become a local tradition by attracting a global array of talent. The 3.5 hour long event takes place in Reflection Plaza at Telluride’s Mountain Village, under the shadows of the majestic San Juan Mountains. This year it includes celebrity chef Viet Pham—who will be preparing his signature hot chicken sandwich—along with James Beard Award-winning chefs Dean Fearing and Mark Kiffin, and Mark Tarbell, a two-time … [Read more...] about World Famous Chefs Come To Telluride, Colorado For July 4th Culinary Celebration
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Sometimes I feel like my wife and I spend more time planning meals than actually cooking them. It’s a weekly brainstorming session wherein we somehow forget every dish we’ve ever enjoyed and have to come up with all-new dinner ideas from scratch. advertisement advertisement Then during the week, we get busy and don’t feel like cooking because it takes too long or we’re missing a vital ingredient. It’s a vicious cycle of expensive takeout paired with unused groceries. No more! We’ve vowed to get culinarily organized. Here are three great tools we’re using to help us keep the kitchen in order without spending much time doing it. Yummly Quick & Easy If you’ve ever been on a cooking blog, you know that most recipes kick off with about 15 paragraphs of the cook’s personal backstory before getting to the actual step by step instructions. advertisement advertisement Enter Yummly , which aggregates great recipes from the … [Read more...] about 3 free cooking resources for people who have no time to cook
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Italy has 20 different geographical regions, and Emiglia-Romagna—in the north—is both wealthy and geographically diverse. Bordered by six other regions that also produce wine—Marche, Tuscany, Liguria, Piemonte, Lombardy, and Veneto—Emiglia-Romagna is named after a Roman road that followed the foot of the Apennine Mountains, named Via Aemelia, as well as Romagna, a once capital region of the waning Roman empire that was then based in the city of Ravenna. According to Carol Plantamura in her book When in Emilia Romagna —the wines of the region fall into two distinct categories—generally light and dry in Emilia to the west, and richer and full bodied in Romagna to the east. Some local winemakers call Emiglia-Romagna ‘flyover country’ as well as a land of fast cars and slow food (car and motorcycle manufacturers here include Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Ducati). Within Romagna region, travel through the … [Read more...] about Quality Wines From The Romagna Region Of Italy
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin It’s cool to drink rose all summer long and yes, even into fall. But you’ll be doing your patriotic duty to sample these easy-breezy sips for celebrating July 4. Adega Vinho Estate Rose of Mourvèdre 2021, “Bilger Family Vineyards,” Texas. The Lone Star State has come into its own producing roses, many of which make terrific late-summer-into-fall partners. This is one of them: a deeper, spicier style of rose. Barrel fermented fives it some depth (get out a steak for this one). Only 150 cases produced; order direct from winery. Barnard Griffin Rose of Sangiovese, 2021, Columbia Valley, Washington. A darker-hued rose that was a hit at our tasting panel, garnet colored, very dry, white flowers and fresh strawberry on the nose. Tart tinge lends interest. Buckel Family Wine 2021, Colorado. A tropical expression of rose from Colorado’s far western wine region. Guava and strawberry are joined by cranberry and the … [Read more...] about All American Roses: The Hotter Than Heck Edition!
At 1:05 a.m. on a crisp February morning in Boulder, 52-year-old Sheila Luna laid her head back on the hospital bed in her moonlit living room, closed her eyes and took her last breath. Her death did not come without warning. Ever since the day 14 months earlier when doctors diagnosed her with late-stage colon cancer, Sheila and her husband Charles had been planning for what would happen next. A quiet and pragmatic scientist who shifted to medical herbalism late in her career, Sheila had always felt at peace forging through the wilderness with a backpack or sitting cross-legged on a rock by a stream. In death, the last thing she wanted was to pollute the ground with chemically treated casket wood or foul the air with toxic cremation emissions. Charles, a quick-witted marketing exec, had loved her desperately from the moment they met in college 27 years earlier, through their adventures across 19 countries and the raising of their two daughters. To him, the thought of handing her … [Read more...] about With water cremation, body composting and open-air pyres, Coloradans are pioneering a new kind of death care