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Bachelor’s degree from University of Florida.
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Sifting through the predictions for 2013 from the world’s food trends gurus, one is struck how many ways … more
As the new year looms, it seems only fitting to ring out the year in homage to one of the Grand Valley’s most … more
I’m always learning new things from my readers. … more
Many Catholics might remember — or still observe — the tradition on Christmas Eve of serving fish. … more
If you have a foodie on your holiday shopping list, one place to visit is the Christmas bazaar at The Living Farm … more
Continuing our way through the food histories of our presidents, we come to Herbert Hoover, the 31st president of … more
Hail to the vittles! Or, victuals, as our earliest forefathers said. … more
My editor ran across a book a few weeks ago that combined two of my favorite things: literature and food. … more
The sampuru, or sample foods, are the first thing you notice arriving at Kuniko’s Teriyaki Grill. … more
If you want to get fresh-from-the-field roasted chiles this season, you better start hustling. … more
Thanks to good karma, a friend of mine won three raffle prizes from a total of 15 tickets at the recent Latin Anglo … more
When I first moved to Grand Junction, a friend gave me her opinion of the restaurants in town. … more
Torta ahogada (drowned sandwich in Spanish) is a favorite dish in the streets, stadiums and bodegas of Guadalajara, … more
I ran across something new at the grocery store the other day. Well, not exactly new, but new to me. … more
The Ale House in Grand Junction has two names. Its official name is the Breckenridge Ale House, but locals call it … more
Sunflower Farmers Market, previously slated to open a 28,000-square-foot store this fall in Grand Junction, has … more
Before spicy fried chicken wings were made famous by a bar in Buffalo, N.Y., in the 1980s, the appendage normally … more
Carl Hochmuth has been bringing home award-winning ribbons — red, white and blue — on and off for 30 … more
Thanks to the John Montague, the fourth Earl of Sandwich and eponymous creator of placing meat between two pieces … more
The closest I ever got to honest-to-God moonshine was on a ranch in Mexico. … more