Some of the best cuisine in Colorado can be enjoyed at a diversity of historic locales, from classic diners, to dude ranches, to old hotels, and even a former filling station. Please your palate as well as your appetite for historical trivia as you prepare chilled zucchini soup from Denver's Castle Marne, Spanish flan from the Twin Owls Steakhouse in Estes Park, coconut barbecue sauce from the Laramie River Ranch in North Park, or seafood gumbo from the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. A number of the recipes are historic in themselves, offering such time-honored delicacies as prime rib of buffalo from Denver's Buckhorn Exchange to The Fort in Morrison's cast iron cobbler. Intriguing stories combined with delicious recipes from some of the finest restaurants in the world are your tickets to discovering the wonders of dining in historic Colorado!
Linda Bauer is the author of The American Sampler Cookbook, The New American Sampler Cookbook, and The Great American Sampler Cookbook. She has appeared on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, and CNN and is a member of the International Association of Cooking Professionals.
Steve Bauer, U.S. Army, retired, served as a military aide to five presidents and is the author of How to do Business with the Federal Government and At Ease in the White House. The Bauers live in The Woodlands, Texas.