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Chef Radek Cerny

Meet the Chef: Chef Radek Cerny Meet chef Radek Cerny of Atelier by Radex located at 2011 East 17th Street as told in part by a series of videos: Atelier by Radex 2011 E. 17th Avenue Denver, 80206 720-379-5556 Radek Cerny returns to Denver and brings his incredible food to us again. On 17th and Race, the spot is small and charming. One room, white and light, cop...
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Shredded Beef and Coleslaw

My story probably begins similar to many others, I grew up in a small town in Iowa where the only seasonings used on food were salt, pepper & Lawry’s Seasoning Salt.  Every meal consisted of meat, potatoes, a vegetable & bread.  Oh, and don’t forget the Schwan’s ice cream for dessert!  So, cooking meals wasn’t a “thing”, it was just something you did.  Needless to say, I was never inspired...
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Rocky Mountain Oysters

A Page from A Taste of the West from Coors – Rocky Mountain Oysters (multiple authors; copyright 1981) Ok, ok – I get it -- 1981 isn’t a very “vintage” year for the first cookbook out of the gate for this column. But it’s National Western Stock Show time here in Denver, and the venerable all-things-Western event that sets down in town every January got me thinking about two of the most iconic ...
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Caprese Pasta

Farm Wine Dine by Lonnie Metzler : Have you ever wanted to fix a caprese salad during the winter months but didn’t because you knew it wasn’t going to be any good? Without the bright juicy vine ripened tomatoes of summer, the whole idea just seem bland. Tomatoes in the winter can be downright tasteless! Well, what if I told you you’re wrong? The secret to brining out the flavor of tomatoes i...
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Celebrate All Year With California Zinfandel

Zinfandel Hertitage Vinyardds
Fermenting Options with Rich Mauro : All my life, I seem to have had a soft spot for the underdog, the kid who was struggling in class, the person no one was talking to at the party, people struggling at the bottom rungs of society. That orientation has its corollary with red wines, as California Zinfandel has long been my favorite red wine, while most consumers have flocked to Cabernet Sauvignon...
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Mile High Banana Bread

Baking with a Bad Altitude by Mike Wheaton :  Everyone and their mother has a recipe for banana bread and many often claim that theirs is the best. I’ve had some great ones over the years and a few that didn’t live up to expectations. This recipe aims to please and best of all, it is developed to be baked at a mile high in the sky. I’ve been making banana bread for as long as I can remember, and...
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Vintage Colorado Cookbooks

Always Open by Sarah Terese : I grew up in the flat part of Colorado – the northeastern corner of a state that is mostly known throughout the world for its mountains. Our family farm sits in Yuma County, known for being one of the main hubs of agriculture (dryland wheat, corn, sugar beets in farming; cattle, horses, hogs and sheep in ranching) in the western U.S. We worked and played hard out the...
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Beef Jerky

Man Made Meals with Mike Wheaton : Beef jerky has certainly gained in popularity over the years. Gas stations, grocery stores and even vending machines sell several different brands of beef jerky.  It is ubiquitous, yummy, convenient and certainly a snack many men enjoy. The biggest issue with purchasing pre-packaged jerky is all the preservatives and extra additives they contain. Additives such...
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Introducing Perco-Punch

Introducing Perco-Punch
Ky on Cocktails by Ky Belk : Rarely does an out-dated piece of tech find new life. That beta cassette player you still have in the garage? Nope. But if you have an old coffee percolator lurking around, you might want to dust it off. (And find the cord.) As it turns out, a percolator is the fastest and easiest way to make delicious hot punches and mulled wines. Limited only by your imagination, t...
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A Sparkling New Year

Rich Mauro
Fermenting Options with Rich Mauro : Try These Bubbles For a Sparkling New Year (and to celebrate throughout the year) Although sparkling wine is always an appropriate choice for any occasion any time of year, certainly the holidays and the New Year are the prime time for bubbly. Lucky for us effervescent wine is so popular there are versions made in virtually every wine region. Whether it’s ca...
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