The latest weapon in the U.N.’s fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now. Edible insects are being promoted as a low-fat, high-protein food for people, pets and livestock. Here are the most popular edible insects…
Wynkoop Brewing’s most unique brew, Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout, will be available for purchase Monday in cans. Two packs, to be precise. The stunt-turned-stout beer, which contains — you guessed it — bull testicles, is getting favorable reviews from beer critics.
Would you have the, um, courage to try this brew?
Robyn O’Brien’s journey from stay-at-home Boulder mom feeding her kids blue yogurt and fluorescent-orange cheese to prominent health activist began with an egg.
One Sunday in 2006 her daughter finished breakfast — scrambled eggs, that blue yogurt, Eggo waffles — and her face began to puff up. The family took off for the hospital.
Read the rest of Douglas J. Brown’s interview with O’Brien on DenverPost.com.
Photo by Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post
Denver’s Civic Center EATS, the annual summertime outdoor-café program at downtown’s Civic Center Park has returned to Denver. The cafes will run every Tuesday and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. though Sept 27.
It’s a little shocking that it took this long for Denver to get its own, real-deal beer garden in the brand-new Lowry Beer Garden. Beer and being outdoors are like bread and butter around these parts. There are bars with garden-like drinking areas — the tree-filled back patio at My Brother’s Bar springs to mind — but the LBG does it in traditional German style. With a few modern twists, of course.
We rounded up a few Mile High restaurants that do excellent sandwiches. The list is by no means inclusive, and we leaned toward mom-and-pop places.
Can drinking coffee help you live longer?
One of life’s simple pleasures just got a little sweeter. After years of waffling research on coffee and health, even some fear that java might raise the risk of heart disease, a big study finds the opposite: Coffee drinkers are a little more likely to live longer. Regular or decaf doesn’t matter.
The study of 400,000 people is the largest ever done on the issue, and the results should reassure any coffee lovers who think it’s a guilty pleasure that may do harm.
It wasn’t long ago that vegan meant brown rice, lentils, salads and noodles. Vegan was like vegetarian without the dollops of fun — the cheese, the cream, the butter.
It’s different now. The supermarket aisle for vegan products is growing, and offerings taste better than ever. Publishers release new vegan cookbooks every week, containing thousands of recipes for things that require quotation marks: macaroni and “cheese,” pulled “pork” sandwiches, “chicken” pot pie.
And restaurants increasingly offer vegan options. Some places, like Watercourse Foods and City O’ City in Denver, cater explicitly to both vegans and vegetarians.
Take our online poll or tell us here: What’s your diet like?
Today’s front page: “Humbling day”
After spending more than 6,000 days (nearly 18 years) behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit, new DNA evidence has cleared Robert Dewey in a 1994 Grand Junction murder. He said the first thing he wanted to do upon his release was eat a filet mignon wrapped in bacon.
Fill in the blank: If I were rejoining society after 18 years behind bars, the first thing I would do is ____________________.