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‘I’m not normal’ — the quirky genius that is Alton Brown

January 10, 2017 — NEW YORK — Alton Brown thinks about food differently than you do. You don’t get obsessive with hummus. He does. You don’t research the long, weird history of nutmeg or put sumac in everything. He does. You never considered having spaghetti in the morning. He […]

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Vail Wine Ink column: Beyond the basics with global grabes

January 10, 2017 — The last two “Wine Ink” columns explored the passion that people have for individual varieties of grapes. The first was about an Italian winemaker’s love for a grape, dorona, that was, until recently, in danger of extinction and is currently found on just one Venetian […]

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New Mixtura restaurant founded on Peruvian food, embraces the world

January 10, 2017 — When food is done right, the flavors flow through you like a warm, gentle embrace. Mixtura restaurant in Edwards is like that. Every bite is filled with full, distinct flavors that make your insides feel happy. You’re not smacked in the head, but rather caressed. […]

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Christmas in Vail: Belly up to a holiday feast at valley restaurants

January 3, 2017 — for many restaurants in the Vail Valley, it’s business as usual for Christmas, as they entertain flocks of holiday visitors from around the globe with seasonal menus and Rocky Mountain hospitality. But there are some places that have trotted out special meals and menu items […]

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High Altitude Baking: Baked pears with brandy (recipe)

January 3, 2017 — Editor’s note: High altitudes makes cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and tips that make baking in the mountains successful. Want a change from the holidays’ rich […]

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The dish on breakfast: Morning meal options are on the rise in the Vail Valley

January 3, 2017 — There haven’t always been a lot of breakfast and brunch options in the Vail Valley, but this rise-and-shine meal seems to be moving up on the list of priorities for new eateries in town. The longtime local favorites are still holding strong, such as the […]

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Vail Wine Ink column: The Pinot Posse will soon make its rounds

January 3, 2017 — What began as a notion has evolved into a tradition. It is a winter rite, as each January a collection of the most accomplished pinot noir winemakers from the Left Coast of America, gather to bring their significant viniferous charms to the Rocky Mountains. Next […]

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Food feature: Tips to reduce sugar in your morning smoothie (recipe)

January 3, 2017 — The smoothie has become ubiquitous because it makes healthy eating sound easy and attainable. I’ll admit to you right here: I love smoothies — throwing a bunch of things into a blender and then sipping on my breakfast. The more nutrients I can cram into […]

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Food feature: Vietnam inspires a healthy post-holiday chicken salad (recipe)

December 29, 2016 — Call it a resolution or just a last-minute attempt to button your pants, but come January, many of us strive to put the cookies behind us and make thoughtful food choices. But one sure-fire way to find yourself off track on a healthier eating plan […]

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Splendido at the Chateau unveils fresh look, new menu

December 27, 2016 — BEAVER CREEK — Splendido at the Chateau has unveiled a new menu and a new look for its first winter under chef-owner Brian Ackerman. Italian flavors and preparations are woven throughout, from the homemade butternut squash tortellini sprinkled with Amoretti cookies to the Harvest Soup, […]

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Food feature: Baking whole fish in foil is easier and tastier than steaming it

December 27, 2016 — The Chinese like to feature whole steamed fish on the menu of their New Year’s feasts. Said to signify togetherness, abundance and long life, it’s a dish with symbolism that is as important as taste. Indeed, you’re supposed to leave the bones, head and tail […]

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Starbucks offers free drinks at certain stores; find locations online

December 27, 2016 — SAN FRANCISCO — Starbucks aims to drum up holiday sales with promises of free espresso drinks this season — as long as you’re in the right store. On Friday, select Starbucks stores began hosting 1,000 Pop Up Cheer Parties over 10 days, where customers can […]

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Vail Wine Ink column: Wine of the Year is the Italian Venissa

December 27, 2016 — “I believe that what my father did was a very courageous thing,” said Matteo Bisol, director of the Venissa Wine Resort of Gianluca Bisol, as we sat on a patio this past summer gazing at a vineyard on a stunning Venetian Island. Normally courage is […]

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Science of Food column: History of the human diet

December 27, 2016 — Our modernized “Western diet” is vastly different from the natural diets that humans have evolved with for the past millions of years. “There is growing awareness that the profound changes in the environment (e.g, in diet and other lifestyle conditions) that began with the introduction […]

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Vail Wine Ink column: Arcanum creates Bordeaux blends in Tuscany

December 22, 2016 — “Well I guess Jess had a pretty big thumb,” said winemaker Lawrence Cronin when I expressed my amazement at the curved rows of vines that seemed to wrap and embrace the tasting room at the Tenuta di Arceno estate in Tuscany. He was, of course, […]

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Food feature: For a hassle-less bite during the holidays, consider canape

December 22, 2016 — When it comes to planning party menus, we often think the most special dishes are the most complicated ones, with exotic and expensive ingredients. But often, it’s the classic recipes that rely on familiar flavors that your guests will remember. Food trends are cyclical, and […]

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High Altitude Baking: Christmas cranberry cake (recipe)

December 21, 2016 — Editor’s note: High altitudes makes cookies spread in the pan, cakes fall and few baked goods turn out as they do at sea level. This twice-monthly column presents recipes and tips that make baking in the mountains successful. Yuletide peace and goodwill — this cake […]

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Vail Today: Lemony pasta helps balance rich holiday foods (video)

December 20, 2016 — Holiday visitors won’t weigh you down in the kitchen this season with a colorful and fresh pasta dish. Lemony pasta can be prepped and served warm or at room temperature and will last in the refrigerator for up to six days. Typically, holidays are filled […]

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Breckenridge Brewery, Vail Resorts release collaboration session IPA

December 20, 2016 — LITTLETON — Breckenridge Brewery and Vail Resorts have created a special beer to be featured on draft at the ski company’s resorts in Colorado and the Midwest. At 4.5 percent alcohol by volume, the easy-drinking Bumps & Jumps Session IPA falls into the session category, […]

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Photo: Four Seasons offers holiday reception to-go option

December 17, 2016 — The Four Seasons is now offering its Holiday Reception To-Go. Order a selection of menu items made by the resort’s culinary team, such as shrimp cocktails, caprese skewers, baked Brie, bacon-wrapped scallops and Colorado comfort food, and the team will deliver the items to a […]

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