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Chef Chris Teigland

Denver International Wine Festival

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Denver International Wine Festival as a brand ambassador for Maple Leaf Farms.  The was the 10th year of the festival, which spans three days and brings together dozens of wineries for tastings, as well as food pairings from local chefs.  Maple Leaf Farms sponsored my trip, […]

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Pimenton Roasted Lamb Shanks

An Albariño Wine Pairing Dinner

I recently received some samples of one of my favorite types of wine, some Albariños from Rías Baixas, Spain.  While traditional logic dictates that white wines be served with dishes that are lighter in flavor, I find the dry, complex citrus flavors of Albariños pair well with spicy foods.  The two bottles sampled were a […]

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Raw Zucchini "Pasta" with an Olive Tapenade

Harvest Dinner Pairings, with HandCraft Wines

We are enjoying the end-of-summer bounty from our C.S.A. share, and when I heard that the newest Thirsty Girl event was coming up I immediately started thinking of a “garden” dinner to go with the wines.  The featured wines for September are from the HandCraft collection, and vintner Cheryl Indelicato is donating part of the […]

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Local Melon with Proscuitto and Pea Shoots/Colterra

A Week of Boulder County Food Events

Absolutely no cooking took place in our house last week.  We are both busy prepping classes for the start of the new semester at CU (the summer is always fleeting), plus I had the opportunity to attend some great food events.  The first event was a tasting menu at Colterra, one of my favorite restaurants. […]

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BBQ ribs with homemade sauce on the side

Erath Wine Pairing Dinner: Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir

Last week I received a couple of fine bottles of wine, courtesy of Thirsty Girl and Erath Winery, with a challenge to come up with some food pairings for the set of Pinots.  You all know how I love a challenge–particularly one involving wine–so of course I got right to work.  There is something really […]

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Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Tasting Menu

Last week I received a couple of bottles of lovely Sauvignon Blanc, courtesy of Thirsty Girl and New Zealand’s Villa Maria.  I have mentioned this in the past, but wow, I love getting wine in the mail…just really hard to beat.  For this dinner I wanted to do a summer-inspired menu that would go well […]

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