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By Diane Adam February 23, 2017 No Comments on Denver Restaurant Week Menu is Here!

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GMO apples promote unhealthy perception for kids

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By Diane Adam February 17, 2017 No Comments on GMO apples promote unhealthy perception for kids

GMO apples take a bite out of perfection

 

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The GMO community is now taking a bite out of perfection. GMO apples, which are being touted as having the ability to dismantle the browning in apples, will soon hit supermarkets this month in the Midwest. But to me I see a dangerous path that we are walking down. Not from my viewpoint, but my kids.

Every day I pack my kids lunch with a few varieties of fruits and vegetables. A few sliced apples, with the skin on of course, is one of them. When they were young, I would tell them that with all its beauty the browning of the apple is not a flaw, but rather a way of life for these apple slices. So in a sense the apples’ imperfections are what makes it remain perfect.

So what do my kids do? They eat them. Accepting them with their browning and all because that is the way the apple is. End of story. That is until now. I was saddened to hear the news that GMO apples will eliminate the browning. The report here explains their reasoning and convincing. But to this mother of three. I am not buying it.

Through the eyes of the child we are now telling them to consume something that looks prettier, more attractive. Why? So they can judge their apples on appearance only—when in fact the GMO apples has less than the apple that browns. Because you see, in order for the apple not to brown you must omit something from the seed that planted it.

The often touted slogan: “image is everything” is voraciously trying to be dismantled by the weary parents who battle this misconception on a daily basis. Teaching your kids to look from the heart is essential. So why would we trick our kids into taking a bite out of a shiny GMO apple upon the wish that it will grant a false perfection?

 

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Three words: Comfort food here!

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By Diane Adam February 2, 2017 No Comments on Three words: Comfort food here!

Comfort food at Fooducopia features Chef Richard’s heartwarming pot roast

 

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Comfort food at Fooducopia is full of heartwarming flavors.

This winter, Colorado has seen its fair share of snow and ice. With the winter weather hitting down on us, now is the best time to venture out and enjoy comfort food for dinner at organic restaurant Fooducopia.

I think it is safe to say that comfort food comes in all shapes and sizes. But the end point is the same. When we enjoy the meal there is a comfort that we experience unlike any other meal.

Comfort food can be defined as food that provides consolation and is sometimes, if not always, associated with childhood or home cooking.

My earliest memories of my mom’s comfort food begins with oxtail stew. Oxtail for those of you who don’t know comes from the tail of the cow. The tail is skinned and cut into sections. The bonus is that each section has marrow in the center. This is where the memories kick into overdrive for me. I remember the stew simmering on the stove and my dad could never wait. He would take a piece and share the marrow with me.

In fact, my dad was the first to educate me on how unbelievably healthy bone marrow is—especially when it comes to protein.

Here at Fooducopia, Executive Chef Richard Glover has tapped these yearnings for comfort food in Denver. This month’s Centerpiece Menu for dinner features a slow cooked pot roast with house made cranberry chipotle BBQ sauce and roasted carrots that will prompt you to call your mom and tell her that you love and miss her cooking.

So be sure to make a reservation to Fooducopia this month to enjoy a meal that is as close to home as they come—comfort food.

 

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Why is Chef Richard’s Burger so good for you?

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By Diane Adam January 19, 2017 No Comments on Why is Chef Richard’s Burger so good for you?

A burger with powerful probiotics!

 

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Burger with probiotics? Yes please!

It is hard to imagine the word burger and good-for-you in the same sentence. But here at farm to table restaurant, Fooducopia, it’s a valid statement. This month, Fooducopia’s Centerpiece Menu packs a powerful punch of probiotics in every bite.

Executive Chef Richard Glover’s Korean inspired Kimchi Burger featuring Denver’s very own MM Local is not only mouth-watering, but it’s good for the gut! Did you know kimchi is a traditional Korean dish that is full of probiotics? So what exactly is probiotics? Simply put—bacteria that are good for you body—especially the digestive system.

Plenty of probiotics

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Kimchi burger at Fooducopia includes local beef and pork.

Jim Mills, co-owner of MM Local, explains all the benefits of this mouth-watering burger.

“Fermented foods are full of natural probiotics that improve digestion and strengthen the immune system among other benefits,” he said.

In fact, it’s made from scratch using only the finest local beef and pork and MM Local’s classic daikon and cabbage. 

“We get some of the best organic cabbage from Colorado farms at the peak of harvest when it is nice and sweet,” said Mills. “That’s what makes our kimchis incredibly fresh and delicious. It’s a tasty way to keep your gut healthy!”

About Centerpiece Menu

Centerpiece Menu is a four course dinner menu that showcases an entire menu based on one of Colorado’s small local food entrepreneurs. 

Priced at $69 per couple or $39 per person, Fooducopia’s  Centerpiece Menu is most noteworthy for its efforts to showcase a sustainably-focused four course dinner menu that is different from nearby restaurants.

“We want diners to experience good honest food for each and every meal,” said Tim Lymberopoulos, owner of Fooducopia. “Each month we seek out organic farmers and food artisans that share our mission.”

 So what are you waiting for? Make a reservation for dinner this week to enjoy a burger that is good for the gut!

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Restaurants nearby can’t match these flavors

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By Diane Adam January 17, 2017 No Comments on Restaurants nearby can’t match these flavors

Restaurants nearby will be in awe of this new Centerpiece Menu

 

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Handcrafted in Colorado these sauces are full of flavor!

Executive Chef Richard Glover is making a big impact on flavor with Fooducopia’s Centerpiece Menu for the month of February. Restaurants nearby won’t have a chance keeping up with this menu when it comes to flavor.

To accomplish this organic restaurant Fooducopia, showcases the tastes of Colorado’s very own Paul DiBello, founder and owner of Captain Spongefoot Trading Company. DiBello’s award-winning sauces, handcrafted right here in the Rocky Mountains, are the best of the best!

DiBello’s sauces, such as the Chipotle Sauce, a perfect blend of chipotle peppers and chili de Arbol in a cayenne base, offers more flavors than you can imagine.  And Chef Richard has put together a four course menu that welcomes DiBello’s bold, sweet, spicy and tangy sauces.

Flavor comes first

“Our sauces excite the palate: they don’t burn it,” says DiBello. “We don’t play the hot, hotter, hottest game. We’re about flavor, flavor, flavor!” Located in Colorado’s beautiful Granby, DiBello, is a master of sauces filled with heat and above all flavor.

 

The Chronicles of Captain Spongefoot

DiBello is known by many as none other than the one-and-only Captain Spongefoot.

After suffering from severe frostbite on an ice climbing expedition in 1974, Paul’s two feet and two fingers were amputated. Early prosthetic feet were made out of a spongy material that make a squishing sound when wet. So, when his feet were constantly water-soaked while working around boats at his sailing business on Lake Granby, Paul was given the nickname “Captain Spongefoot.”

Produced from fresh, natural ingredients including carefully selected peppers and exotic spices DiBello’s sauces never include powdered pepper concentrates, artificial flavors, or colors.

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In fact, Chef Richard’s Centerpiece Menu is a step away from restaurants nearby that offer the same dinner menu month to month.

“This menu celebrates foods with unique flavor combinations,” said Chef Richard.  “This is not a menu filled with just hot flavors,” Chef Richard explains. “There are sweet and tangy and other flavors for everyone to enjoy!”

Always thoughtful in all aspects of the menu development, Chef Richard said this month is a winning combination. “There is something exciting about pushing boundaries and finding new ways to entice the diners with flavors,” he said.

About Centerpiece Menu

Centerpiece Menu is a four course dinner menu that showcases an entire menu based on one of Colorado’s small local food entrepreneurs. 

Priced at $69 per couple or $39 per person, Fooducopia’s  Centerpiece Menu is most noteworthy for its efforts to showcase a sustainably-focused four course dinner menu that is different from nearby restaurants.

“We want diners to experience good honest food for each and every meal,” said Tim Lymberopoulos, owner of Fooducopia. “Each month we seek out organic farmers and food artisans that share our mission.” 

So be sure to reserve your spot now to enjoy a four course meal filled with guaranteed flavor.

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