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A-Basin’s popular moonlight dinner series starts this weekend with a Bavarian-themed night

Earn your moonlit turns, and a schnitzel dinner!

Arapahoe Basin.

By Bob Berwyn

SUMMIT COUNTY — There’s an old saying among backcountry skiers about earning your turns, and this week (Saturday, Nov. 24), freeheel and alpine touring enthusiasts (along with snowshoers) will have a chance to earn a great meal along with those turns, as Arapahoe Basin’s moonlight dinner series returns. Continue reading

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Morning photo: Austrian soul food

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.

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