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Food Lovers' Guide to Colorado
Best Local Specialties, Shops, Recipes, Restaurants, Events, Lore and More

Food Lovers' Guide to Colorado
Best Local Specialties, Shops, Recipes, Restaurants, Events, Lore and More
by Eliza Cross Castaneda  

Organized by regions, this guide to Colorado's food resources briefly profiles hundreds of shops, markets, roadside stands, restaurants and food producers. Each profile includes a description of what is being offered and some contact information.

"Colorado is a state rich in delights, with a flavor that is uniquely its own and surprises at every turn," writes author Eliza Cross Castaneda, a lifetime Coloradan.

Her guide includes the Rocky Mountain Popcorn Company in Lafayette, the Cooking School of the Rockies in Boulder, the Cheyenne Gourmet store in Colorado Springs, and the SandLot Brewery in Denver's Coors Field.




Farmers' markets throughout Colorado are listed with dates, locations and contact numbers. These include markets in Aurora, Denver, Arvada, Westminster, Dillon, Vail, Grand Junction, Cortez, Durango, Uncompahgre and many more.

Interspersed throughout the guide are sidebar features on unique food items like the canned Jackalope Stew concoted by Dale's Exotic Game Meats in Brighton or the 14-pound Mountain Pie pizza served up at Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs. Recipes from a few of the state's favorite restaurants are included, such as Miriam's Eggs Eisenhower from the Highland Haven in Evergreen or the Pinenut Sage Bread Pudding served at the Panzano Restaurant in Denver.

Packed with inspiration for many culinary adventures and shopping trips, this is an excellent user's guide for Colorado gormandizing.



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Food Lovers' Guide to Colorado

Best Local Specialties, Shops, Recipes, Restaurants, Events, Lore and More
by Eliza Cross Castaneda
Trade Paperback. Globe Pequot, 2002


Best Rocky Mountain Oysters

"Colorado landlubbers know that our region's oysters, just like the mollusks gathered from the ocean, are an acquired taste. In the classic preparation of this cowboy delicacy, bull testicles are battered or dusted with seasoned flour, deep-fried, and served hot with pepper sauce. Some folks say the oysters taste like a cross between calamari and chicken tenders.

Cowboy eating 'Rocky Mountain oysters
Cowboy eating 'Rocky Mountain oysters

"If you've got out-of-town visitors who want to try the famous fritters, take 'em to Denver's oldest restaurant, The Buckhorn Exchange. Founded in 1893 and the proud holder of Liquor License Number 1, this establishment's walls and corners are decorated with more taxidermy than you will probably ever see under one roof."

 


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