Tweet It’s such a buzzword these days it has almost become cliche, but nevertheless green restaurants are an important and lasting trend. Customers are the main force driving this, and consistently they say they value restaurants with green practices. Giving customers what they want while reducing your operating costs through more efficient (“green”) practices seems [...]
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Tweet The Kitchen Café community bistro takes the community part of their name very seriously. The Boulder, Colorado restaurant provides a simple, rustic setting where friends, families, and neighbors can gather to enjoy great tasting, unpretentious food and a world-class beer and wine list. Meals can be ordered family style any day of the week [...]
Tweet In tough times, people always rely on familiar, basic foods to get them through. Trends in the restaurant industry so far in 2009 have borne out this truism. For Native Americans, the equivalent of chicken soup and hamburgers is Indian fry bread, a staple in their diets for 150 years, dating back to the [...]
Tweet To most Americans, goat meat sounds like a foreign and unsavory dish consumed in far-off places by people who don’t have many other options. In reality, goat is the most commonly consumed type of meat the world over, and not just in the Third World. America is one of the few holdouts where goat [...]
Tweet It’s hard to believe, but there are fads in pork, just like anything else. 100 years ago, a Hungarian breed of pig called Mangalitsa was the preferred pork breed for restaurants across Europe and the eastern U.S. Over the last century their popularity declined for a variety a reasons. The Mangalitsa also fell out [...]
Tweet Entomophagy is the human consumption of insects of any kind. Before you recoil in horror, consider a few interesting facts about eating insects: 1,700 different insect species are eaten in 113 countries across the globe. Scientists note that insects are a great source of protein and unsaturated fats as well as other key vitamins [...]
Tweet Sake is fermented from rice and lies somewhere between beer and wine as an alcoholic beverage. It’s popularity has grown in the U.S., and this has mostly been the result of the growth of sushi in popularity. In fact, most people would never think about ordering sake if they weren’t eating Japanese cuisine. Well, [...]
Tweet As some of you may know, Tundra and The Back Burner are based in Boulder, CO so we were especially pleased to learn that Boulder chef Hosea Rosenberg claimed first place on Wednesday’s finale of Top Chef: New York. Rosenberg is the executive chef at Jax Fish House in Boulder. He graduated from the [...]
Tweet Yes, your favorite childhood pet is also a favored delicacy in the Andes. Called “cuy,” (coo-wee) by locals in Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador, roasted guinea pig has a gamey taste similar to rabbit and is said to improve intelligence and focus if eaten regularly. In Cuzco, Peru, cuy is roasted like a suckling pig [...]
Tweet Pulque is a thick, milky alcoholic drink first enjoyed by Aztec kings in the centuries before the arrival of Spanish conquistadors. It is fermented from the juice of the maguey plant, which is an aloe-like relative of the agave, the source of tequila and mezcal. After the fall of the Aztec empire, the masses [...]
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