SPACE: The Tasty Frontier

Guests at the 24th annual Chocolate Fantasia could take a bite out of the moon, nibble on Yoda or taste a silverystar.There were so many “out of this world" options, it was almost impossible to...

DATE: March 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Healthy food can help bust winter blahs

Dear Healthy Professor: Winter seems to have zapped all my energy! What can I do?Answer: It's normal to feel a bit more tired this time of year. Cold weather and lack of sun brings out the...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

New bakery for dogs features organic treats and pet-friendly lounge

If you order a Snickerdoodle Poodle Poo, you might be asked to sit down. Or shake. Or roll over. But trust us, dogs of Durango, these treats are worth it. Whine and beg until your human takes you...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Local cookbook has recipes from Iron Horse chefs

Here's the perfect last-minute gift for the home cook or local-food advocate on your list: the Iron Horse ChefCookbook.Darrin Parmenter of Colorado State University Extension Office and Julie Hudak...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

A book for every cook

Whether your holiday gift list is filled with gourmet chefs, television addicts or people who just love a good tale,this year's crop of cookbooks and other food-related volumes offers some...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Gotta get Gott

DATE: Dec. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Bugs, eyeballs, intestines: Culture tells us if they're tasty

Eating out of your comfort zone can be a bit unsettling for the culinarily timid. Whether you are eating in someoneelse's kitchen, a college cafeteria or a foreign country, new foods can be...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Candy tax: Some sweet, some sour

DENVER - For libertarians, it is a step toward social engineering.But to Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, a proposal to tax candy and soda pop in the state is nothing more than a way to helpclose a...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Culinary anthropology: Take a deeper look into Thanksgiving tradition

As we approach Thanksgiving, a holiday based on food consumption, one question comes to mind: Why do we claim food asour life force? Is it just that it gives us nutrients and fats to survive, or is...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

'Tis the season for overeating

Dear Healthy Professor: Why do I always start gaining weight this time of year?Answer: Colder temperatures drive us back indoors to cook more, bake more and eat more. The fall marks the beginning...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Farming connects to housing in 'agriburbia'

MILLIKEN – Six years ago, Matthew “Quint” Redmond suggested to Milliken planners that a corn farm north of Denver could increase its agricultural value and still anchor nearly a thousand homes.“I...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Select and prepare versatile fall pumpkins

Pumpkins, which are members of the gourd family, along with watermelon and squash, are an American pastime each fall.In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

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