Posted on August 13, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Not noveau, just down-home cooking …
The all-time classic Wienerschnitzel, which involves pounding a pork or veal cutlet into tender submission and coating it with thick flour-egg-breadcrumb crust.
SUMMIT COUNTY — When it comes to food, I’m not too picky. I can appreciate a good burger, a tasty veggie salad, spicy enchiladas and more, but I definitely have a soft spot for Austrian food. I spent many summers along the Danube back in the 1960s and early 70s, helping my Oma harvest fruit and veggies from her garden, and visiting the local butcher shops and bakeries, so each time I return, I revel in the memories that food are so good at evoking. After all, we don’t eat just to nourisn the body, we eat to feed the soul.
Leave a comment at the end of the post and tell me what your favorite Austrian food is.
The pastry case at any self-respecting Austrian bakery features at least a dozen types of fruit and cream-filled concoctions that will give you a daily dose of calories in just one helping.
Filed under: Europe, Food, Travel | Tagged: Austria, Austrian cuisine, Danube, Europe, food, Travel, Wienerschnitzel | 7 Comments »
Posted on August 3, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
It’s all good …
Austrian pastry shops are all about treats.
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — Spending time traveling in Austria and Germany and visiting family is a treat in itself, and the amazing pastries, hearty farm-style meals and fresh summer fruit are the icing on the cake. From simple pleasures like fresh poppy seed rolls for breakfast, to more complicated items like apricot dumplings, it’s all good. Here are a few of my favorite Austrian treats for this week’s edition of #FriFotos.
Austria’s all-time classic treat — Wiener Schnitzel.
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Posted on July 17, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Colorado menu featured at A-Basin’s latest summer event
Alpenglow lights up Arapahoe Basin in mid-May. Photo by Bob Berwyn.
Chiming bells growing near the Continental Divide. Photo courtesy Arapahoe Basin.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Colorado’s growing season for wildflowers and produce may be short compared to other parts of the country, but it’s always sweet. Arapahoe Basin will highlight both this Friday (July 20) with the alpenglow dinner and wildflower hike at the Black Mountain Lodge.
Chef Chris Rybak is planning an all-Colorado menu for this event in the popular series, and there are still a few spots left. You can sign up online at A-Basin’s website.
Eating locally produced food is a great way to support Colorado ranchers and farmers, especially in a tough dry year like this, and it’s also makes sense environmentally by reducing the carbon footprint of the food you consume (think about trucking food all the way from California).
Chairlift rides up the mountain are between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. and the dinner starts with light hors d’eouvres and live entertainment. Chef Rybak will begin serving the Colorado-themed meal at 6 p.m. and you can work off some of the calories with a twilight hike back down the mountain to the base area starting at about 8 p.m. (more…)
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Posted on June 29, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Market madness …
Everything was for sale in this brightly lit toy shop on the corner of a residential neighborhood in Corfu. I love the inscription above the door. Can anyone translate?
SUMMIT COUNTY — With a lifetime’s worth of forest fires happening in just a week, I almost forgot about my favorite Twitter chat, #FriFotos. But it only took a quick scroll through the Summit Voice travel archives to put together a fun set for this weeks’ theme, For Sale.
Join the fun every Friday by uploading your pics with the hashtag for that week’s theme, which is announced every Tuesday by #FriFotos founder @EpsteinTravels.
It also made me realize once again that I’m not much of a shopper, unless it comes to food!
The best dumplings in Colorado are for sale from the Three Sisters at the Boulder, Colorado Farmers Market.
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Posted on June 15, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Main Street is cookin’
These guys don’t just cook — they ROCK!
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — Who’s got the best BBQ in the Rockies? We’ll soon find out, as about 60 teams from around the country compete in the 2012 Frisco BBQ Challenge, which has become one of the premier BBQ cook-offs in the country. And along with the ribs, sausages and chicken, enjoy a 5K run, pig races, live music and even a tour of the Breckenridge Distillery in the company of the winning team.
After Friday’s kickoff concert by the Motet, live music continues through the BBQ challenge weekend with Fishbone, Sons of Bill, CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band.
BBQ sales open to the public at 11 a.m. Saturday (June 15), with chef demonstrations in the evening and live music from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring the kids Sunday for the pig races and more concerts. Check out the full BBQ Challenge calendar online at the Town of Frisco website. (more…)
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Posted on March 1, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
The Mobile Chef trains his inner youngster
Get organized, and stop wasting time searching for the right spice.
By Tom Castrigno
I first began cooking as a youngster, around age 10 or 11. At that point, I either made it up as I went along, or referred to package instructions. Like most kids, the idea of following directions seemed like a hassle to me. Most of my instruction came from simply watching in the kitchen. I don’t think I ever saw my grandmother use a cookbook.
As I began forays into ethnic cuisines, I quickly realized the value of following recipes. For starters, having a system to quickly produce a dish is a big benefit. Getting the dish taste the same each time is also important when you have a craving. Following a recipe is a lot easier when the kitchen is organized in way that makes sense to you. What matters is being able to locate items such as cooking equipment and spices quickly and easily.
The French cooking term “mise en place” means “all in place.” It refers to having all ingredients for a dish fully assembled before beginning to cook. This means vegetables chopped, meats cleaned and cut, and spices measured. The first few times I prepare a new dish, I practice mise en place. After I am familiar with it and know where I can take shortcuts, streamlining the task becomes possible. (more…)
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