Teresa Farney

Food Reporter

  • Colorado Springs chef sweeps culinary cooking contest

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Supansa Banker, executive chef at 2South Food and Wine Bar, 2 S. 25th St., won best small plate, best entree and Champion De Cuisine at the chef-media cook-off during the Pikes Peak Food and Wine Expo at the Broadmoor World Arena on Sunday. She reigned supreme over nine other...

  • Pikes Picks: 'Dear Sugar' advice podcast; Wine tasting class at the FAC

    Yesterday

    'Dear Sugar' advice podcast You can't go wrong with anything that includes Cheryl Strayed, author of "Wild" and "Tiny Beautiful Things." She and writer Steve Almond have co-hosted the weekly advice podcast "Dear Sugar" for two years now and I don't think I've missed a single episode....

  • Eat Well: Colorado Springs kid chefs focus on healthy comfort food in contest

    Updated: Tue, Mar 21, 2017

    Here's a way to get kids to eat healthy: Let them create recipes to enter in a cooking contest. That's what more than 150 District 20 students did for a chance to win the annual Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge. The entries were narrowed to 10 junior chefs. Then, on the day of the...

  • Table Talk: Till Kitchen's evolution and new pasta, cocktail classes

    Updated: Sat, Mar 18, 2017

    Since it opened in June, Till Kitchen, 9633 Prominent Point, has been evolving. Within about six months of the restaurant's opening, a large portion of the eatery that had been devoted to a mercantile was closed to make room for Roost. Roost was a café where lighter lunches were...

  • Colorado Springs distilleries make Irish whiskey for sipping and cooking

    Updated: Wed, Mar 15, 2017

    Whether sipped or used as an ingredient, Irish whiskey is the beverage of choice on St. Patrick's Day. Here's a primer on all things whiskey. First, about the spelling - is it "whiskey" or "whisky"? For an answer, we turned to Victor Matthews, owner of Black Bear Distillery in Green...

  • Colorado Springs restaurant group plans to start delivering meals on Mondays

    Updated: Wed, Mar 15, 2017

    At the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, I always try to fit in as many of the American Express Restaurant sessions as possible. Last June I dropped in on a panel discussion about seven threats facing restaurants. The No. 4 threat got my attention: home-delivered meals. "I've been...

  • Colorado Springs welcomes Motif Jazz Cafe where craft cocktails, small plates and jazz dominate

    Updated: Sun, Mar 12, 2017

    You may remember Jean-Paul Devarenne from his days as a bartender at the Wobbly Olive. Now he has been recruited by Steve Draper to be the beverage director for Draper's newly opened Motif Jazz Café, 182 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Devarenne will orchestrate a craft cocktail play list,...

  • Colorado Springs man followed love for cooking to become butcher

    Updated: Wed, Mar 8, 2017

    Jason Nauert fell in love with butchering the moment he started classes at the Rocky Mountain Institute of Meat, a program offered through the Cook Street School of Culinary Arts in Denver. In fact, he loved it so much, he ended up buying the rights so he could be in charge of the...

  • Colorado Springs market a source for nutritious Greek giant beans

    Published: Tue, Mar 7, 2017

    It really was Greek to me - giant beans in tomato sauce, a classic Greek dish known as gigandes plaki. Like other beans, these are jam-packed with low-fat, high-protein fiber and other good-for-you nutrition, at a low cost. With March being National Nutrition Month, what better time to...

  • Whole Foods Market in Colorado Springs closing with big sale

    Updated: Mon, Mar 6, 2017

    Whole Foods Market, 3180 New Center Point, is closing with a big sale. "Everything is 50 percent off," said Whitney Morris, customer service assistant team leader for the store. "A few things are not included like greeting cards." Shoppers have been filling up their carts with...

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