Category Archives: In the Pantry (food artisans)

Preserving Probiotics

Five Points Fermentation Company uses Colorado grown ingredients to produce healthy, fresh, and local fermented goods. The company is sustainable and community focused, located in the Five Points neighborhood in Denver. Feast Well! Maggie Thulson Summer 2012 Denver Food Warrior

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Tour Clear Flour Bread (in pictures!)

Clear Flour Bread specializes in making the authentic breads of Italy and France. “Clear flour essentially is the beginning stage of the milling process, so basically you are taking the wheat from the truck that it is coming in and you … Continue reading

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SPAGnVOLA Chocolate: From Bean to Bar

Few chocolatiers can claim they grown their own cacao.  But SPAGnVOLA Chocolate can. No big money or world distribution, just a farm in the Dominican Republic, which directly sources to their Gaithersburg, “Truffle Factory” via the Baltimore Harbor. For the owners, Eric and Crisoire … Continue reading

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Hops and Dreams Coming True for American Brewers

Boston is known for its baked beans and clam chowder, but at one point the city had the greatest number of breweries per capita.  Whether (or when) the city will make that claim again we don’t know, but The Samuel … Continue reading

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Have noodles. Will bike.

Before meeting with Kassia, Chief Pasta Slinger and Pedal Pusher of Kassia’s Pasta Farm, I read an article about one of my esteemed former professors.  George DeMartino of the Korbel School presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland earlier in the year. No, … Continue reading

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Urban Bee Removal: Rescuing Bees One Colony at a Time

Bee rescue is one of those jobs that most people don’t know exist until they find themselves with an infestation on their property. At that point they usually want an expert available right away. In Austin, Brandon Fehrenkamp of Eastside Honey … Continue reading

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Experiencing the Bureaucracy of a Larger Organic Creamery – Straus

In California, the organic dairy brand Straus Family Creamery can be seen just about everywhere you turn. You’re probably familiar with their endearing logo of a happy cow dancing under a red banner that bears the name in big bold … Continue reading

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A Very Happy Vegan

A few weeks ago, my family challenged me to become a vegan for a week. For an enthusiastic omnivore, a week of what I viewed as deprivation was indeed challenging. As the days passed, I moved from curiosity to resentment … Continue reading

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Biodynamic – Going Beyond Organic Part 2

Tucked away in the charming town of Glen Ellen, California is the beautiful and lush Benziger Winery. Upon arriving at the Benziger estate, it is clear that there is something very unique going on.  Unlike most wineries with their overly … Continue reading

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Talking ’bout a Canvolution

For many food enthusiasts, the clinking approach of a glass jar, metal lid, and huge stock pot are about as terrifying as Jack Nicholson in The Shining. In my early dabbles with canning I would think, “All this time, this … Continue reading

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