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Ruth Tobias is a Denver-based food and beverage writer. Since beginning her career in Boston, she has contributed to a wide range of publications and media outlets, including Thrillist, Eater, Tasting Table, Zagat, Gastronomica, Sommelier Journal, Imbibe, Draft, The Denver Post, 5280 Magazine, The Boston Phoenix, Chow, and the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food & Drink in America.

Kaeng Massaman Pae, or goat curry. Credit: Christopher Cina

A few years ago, the national food media began having a field day with goat meat as the next big thing among chefs in

Dolly Johnson in the White House kitchen.

Let's face it, fundraising dinners aren't typically fascinating affairs. But on June 8, I attended a rare exception to the rule: "Black Chefs in

Todd Wojcik (left) and John Berka star in "Trubadeaux." Credit: Jason Beaumont

Upon receiving an e-mail out of the blue last week from a filmmaker asking me whether I'd like to screen his latest production, I

The Stanley Hotel. Credit: Dan Swanson

Though Colorado is home to two of the nation's biggest and brightest food-and-beverage events -- the Aspen Food & Wine Classic in June and

Christophe Defrance of Champagne Jacques Defrance. Credit: Ruth Tobias

This story starts with a painful confession: I am a "vinous pedophile." Or so I was recently pegged by W. Blake Gray, author of acclaimed

"Human Cost of Food" panel at the International Chefs Congress

Except for unseasonably dreary weather, the Cultivate Festival -- held by burrito giant Chipotle Mexican Grill to promote its much-praised, large-scale sustainability efforts --

The cover of "The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets" and a photo of author Kara Newman. Credit: Daryl-Ann Saunders

As a former vice president of strategic research at Thomson Reuters, Kara Newman knows a thing or two about the business sector. As spirits

Denver chef Jenna Johansen, who appeared on Bravo's "Around the World With 80 Plates," shares two dishes that shaped her early experiences with cooking.

Whoever you thought you saw on Bravo's "Around the World in 80 Plates" is not the high-spirited, sweet-as-pie Jenna Johansen we Coloradans have known