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Tyler Florence’s Rocky Mountain High Fried Chicken

Why does it feel like most of the dishes prepared for audiences at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic involve poultry?  Maybe it is a dish to which everyone can relate?  You know when you are trying something new and exotic, like iguana or crocodile, you are invariably told, “It tastes like chicken!”.  At any rate, you may find Tyler Florence’s take on chicken to …

Aspen F&W Classic: The Grand Tasting

 Located in downtown Aspen, the Food & Wine’s Grand Tasting Pavilion gives over 200 exhibitors the opportunity to showcase their products during the 3 days of the Food & Wine Classic.  Here, wine and food enthusiasts make their way through the tents sampling wines and culinary delights from around the world.  Here is a sampling of mis favoritos. The Texas Lexus Cocktails from Patron Tequila…see recipe …

Aspen F&W Classic: Day 3

For the grand finale, the 2013 Classic Cook-Off featured a competition pitted between Andrew Zimmern and Geoffrey Zakarian, and was hosted by the vivacious Sissy Biggers.  Sissy is a well-known host and life-style expert on the Food Network and PBS, as well as a contributor to the Today show on NBC.  Geoffrey Zakarian’s career spans over 20 years in the culinary world, from Chef de …

Aspen F&W Classic: Day 2

Day 2 was off to a kick start with the dynamic Tim Love.  A native of Denton, Texas, with restaurants in Fort Worth and Houston, Tim Love is a man after my own heart…a meat and tequila guy.  At 10 am, he walked on stage with a glass of white wine (Texas wine, I hope).  He said he had been out till the wee hours …

Aspen Food and Wine: Day 1

What a weekend!  I loved every minute of it and am so excited to share it with you. Techniques to Create a Great Meal with Jacques and daughter Claudine Pepin took place on Friday, June 14, 2013, at 10 am in the St. Regis Hotel.  This is Jacques’s 30th year at the Food and Wine Classic, and he is still going strong.  Having published 28 …

Prelude to the Food & Wine Classic

I cannot believe it is finally here!  We registered today for what will surely be a fun-filled 3 days of culinary madness (my sister is holding my other 8 shopping bags, but don’t tell the Hubby). Upon our arrival last night, we headed to Jimmy’s on Mill Street, a local favorite.  Recognized in 2012 as one of the Top 50 bars in the nation by …

Aspen High Life

We just spent an eventful President’s Day weekend with friends who live in Aspen village.  This was a family trip so we avoided the late nights at the Caribou Club, and instead were fresh and ready every morning to put in full ski days while the kids were at ski school at nearby Buttermilk Mountain. As you can tell from my Telluride post, I love …