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Carol Fenster’s Latest Cookbook Garners Awards

Dame Carol Fenster’s latest cookbook, Gluten-Free Cooking for Two (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017), was honored twice this month. It was named among the ten “Best Gluten-Free Cooking Books for 2017” by Healthline.com and placed “Silver” in the Living Now Book Awards, 2017, in the Category of “Natural, Nutrition, Organic, Vegetarian.” 

Gluten-Free Cooking for Two is designed for small households such as empty-nesters, newlyweds, couples, and other small family configurations who only want two-serving meals, thus reducing waste and leftovers.

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Turquoise Mesa Winemaker-Farm to Table Dinner with Dame Connie Ruel

Featuring
William Fulenwider and his fabulous organic products – 7th Generation Farm
And Chef Connie Ruel
August 25, 2017

Watermelon- Lavender Cured Salmon Ceviche
2016 Reserve Rose

Scallop Tamal
Saffron cream
2015 Chardonnay

Mushroom stuffed Duck breast
Red potato stack, dried cherry demi glaze
2016 Pinotage

Cabernet Barrel smoked Beef Mole
Rabbit confit lentil cakes, sautéed hearty greens
2015 Petit Sirah

Duck Egg Flan with Organic Elderflower Infused Honey
Mascarpone Chantilly, lace cookie
2016 Aromella

80.00 per person includes tax and gratuity

Dinner will take place in the wine cellar at 11705 Teller Street, Broomfield, CO
Call 303-653-3822 for reservations (required)

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Cheese with Altitude Coming to Denver in July

Denver-based American Cheese Society (ACS) is the leading organization supporting and promoting American artisan cheese and cheesemakers, and LDEI CO Dame Jane Bauer serves the organization as the Education & Outreach Manager. For the first time in ACS’s 34 year history, its premier industry event will be coming to downtown Denver this summer! More than 1,300 leading industry professionals, purchasers, and influencers will attend Cheese with Altitude from July 26-29, 2017 to network, sample products, and learn from one another.

In conjunction with its Annual Conference, ACS proudly hosts the foremost judging of cheeses and cultured dairy products made in the Americas. In 2016, more than 1,800 different products were entered into the ACS Judging & Competition, which recognizes products of the highest quality for their aesthetic and technical merits. The top products are those judged deserving of recognition based on achieving a minimum point threshold. After two intense days of evaluation in Denver, first-place winners in each category will be judged head-to-head, and an overall “Best of Show” will be selected. Winners will be revealed at an Awards Ceremony on Friday, July 28.

Cheese with Altitude will culminate with the Festival of Cheese and Public Cheese Sale on Saturday, July 29—events designed to celebrate the cheeses entered into the ACS Judging & Competition. The festival is attended by approximately 1,600 individuals (industry members and general public), all of whom enjoy cheese while sampling craft beer, cider, and specialty foods from Festival sponsors. The Public Cheese Sale allows cheese lovers to purchase competition cheeses at incredible prices to benefit the nonprofit American Cheese Education Foundation.

Volunteers are needed to assist with everything from helping receive and sort cheese to preparing cheeses for the mother of all cheese fests, the Festival of Cheese. Volunteer shifts are available from July 21 through July 29, 2017. All volunteers receive an official volunteer t-shirt, a complimentary ticket to the Festival of Cheese, and have meals provided during their shift(s).

Sign up to volunteer with ACS!

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Teresa Farney Honored by the Colorado Restaurant Association

Teresa Farney, food editor at the Gazette in Colorado Springs, was named the 2017 Outstanding Media Professional for Colorado by the Colorado Restaurant Association. The award was presented at the organization’s annual Industry Spotlight Award dinner on June 27. This is the fourth year for the media award presentation.

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MFK Fisher Award Winning Cookbook Author Deborah Madison Coming to Boulder

Deborah Madison, one of America’s favorite cookbook authors, who creates updated American vegetarian food with the sophisticated yet simple cuisine that she honed at the famed Greens Restaurant, is coming to town by way of the Flatirons Film Festival (Dame Megan Buchholz is a board member). Her new cookbook, In My Kitchen, was released this spring and contains an updated collection of 100 favorite and most inspired recipes. “We are honored that she will be joining us at our farm dinner with Black Cat on Wednesday, July 12th and encourage Dames to attend her book signings on that day at the Boulder Book Store (12:30pm) and the Boulder Farmers Market (4-6pm) if you can’t make it to the farm dinner.” Deborah Madison received the MFK Fisher Mid-Career Award from Les Dames in 1994.

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Holly Arnold Kinney Recognized in the Community

Holly Arnold Kinney, proprietress of The Fort restaurant in Morrison, Colorado, has received several prestigious awards recently. Remaining loyal to her father’s visions and her own passion for cultural heritage, Holly was named Denver Business Journal’s 2016 Outstanding Woman in Business in the Mile High Leaders category; shortly thereafter, Holly was inducted into the Visit Denver and Colorado Tourism Hall of Fame in recognition of her outstanding impact on tourism in Colorado.

Finally, an awarded cookbook author, Holly also recently wrote a children’s book, about her experiences growing up with a pet black bear, called Sissy Bear at The Fort. The book is a finalist in the Colorado Book Awards, children’s literature category, and a Western Writers of America 2017 Spur Award finalist.

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Gluten Free Cooking for Two, by Dame Carol Fenster

Dame Carol Fenster is pleased to announce her 14th cookbook, Gluten-Free Cooking for Two (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017). The cookbook is designed for small households such as couples, empty-nesters, and others who want two-serving recipes.

Carol says she her latest cookbook was inspired by this experience:

“I was preparing dinner one night when I had a BFO (Blinding Flash of the Obvious): I realized that I live in a two-person household, yet I’ve always cooked for the standard family-of-four. That worked well when my son was growing up because he ate all of the leftovers, but now my husband and I are empty-nesters. Full-size recipes yield too much food, my husband dislikes leftovers (meatloaf! again?), and I hate wasting food.

Raised by depression-era parents (clean your plate!), my upbringing instilled a sense of guilt about wasting food. So, after scaling down all of my recipes I now prepare just enough for two. I transformed all of this information into my latest cookbook, Gluten-Free Cooking for Two which is now available at Amazon.com.”

What’s in the book? Carol says that everyone knows how to grill two steaks, bake two potatoes, or fry two eggs. That’s easy.  Instead, her book focuses on 125 more complex dishes that require kitchen math to downsize. As she learned, it’s not always as simple as dividing a 4-serving recipe in half. These dishes range from favorites like Main Dishes (e.g., Meat Loaf, Pizza, Chicken Soup with Dumplings, Shrimp Creole, and more) to Breads (e.g., French Baguette, Cornbread, Muffins, Banana Bread, and so on) to Desserts (e.g., Cakes, Pies, Cookies, Cheesecakes, Bars, Puddings, and so on).  There are also recipes for soups, stews, breakfast dishes, side dishes. Everything you need to cook perfectly-proportioned meals for two.

Plus, she offers advice on how to shop for food and which utensils and appliances are best for small-scale meals. The goal is to make it as easy as possible to cook right-size dishes, reduce leftovers, and eliminate waste. All of the recipes are dairy-free and many are also vegetarian. Plus, each recipe offers nutritional information as well.”

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Preserve the Harvest: Golden Moon Distillery Tour

Meet artisan Stephen Gould and take a tour of Golden Moon Distilling, while you learn about the ancient art of preserving the essence of local flavors. Finish the tour and short lecture with a trip to Golden Moon Speakeasy where you will enjoy a cocktail. Golden Moon Distillery – Maison De La Vie, Ltd. was founded by Stephen Gould and Karen Knight in early 2008 specifically to produce premium hand-crafted herbal liquors and liqueurs using the best available herbs, spices and botanicals, and made with the same type of artisan production processes utilized by distillers making premium products in the mid-to-late 1800s. Golden Moon Distillery uses local Colorado ingredients to produce a wide range of spirits. Cost of event includes the tour and snacks, participants are responsible for their own alcohol purchases. LDEI Dames may purchase tickets at the Slow Food rate of $10 by visiting the Eventbrite website here. The tour will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

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