In the two years since Colorado legalised cannabis, chefs in the state ought to have acquiring new ways to make a dinner of it
This is delicious, Roz Bielski says, touching her opening with a napkin. Like ingesting a gloom. This is the kind of food Id picture snacking in heaven.
It is just after 10 am on a sunny Sunday morning in Denvers Highlands. Clusters of smart churchgoers saunter past the windows of the restaurant; an impossibly healthy-looking young duo follow, pedalling up the hill with yoga mats slung over their shoulders. Then the quietnes is cracked by a cackle. Roz, a prosperous 62 -year-old from New York who looks at least 10 years younger, breaks down into girlish titters as she passes a large slice of sponge whore to her twentysomething daughter, Rachel. Look, darling, Im your biggest flan, she laughter, bent double with laughter as shreds pilot from her opening. YOUR BIGGEST FLAN!
It has been just over two years since the state of Colorado legalised cannabis use, and the two-and-a-half-hour cannabis cookery class Im attending at an upscale eatery in Denver is booked out for weeks. Students such as Roz and Rachel operate in from all over the US to learn how to embrace the eventual herb and how to cook with it.
Colorado has issued more than 350 edible marijuana licences, but those holding them for both recreational and medicinal purposes are light years ahead of the stereotyped stoners roasting hash patties. High-profile chefs have been drawn to the challenge, including Chris Lanter, owner and head cook of Cache Cache, the top eatery in Americas glitziest ski resort, Aspen, and Hosea Rosenberg, who acquired Top Chef, a reach prepare indicate. The Ganja Kitchen Revolution, a gourmet cookbook by Coloradan chef Jessica Catalano, became an Amazon bestseller when the regime first legalised marijuana, and is now the go-to book for aspiring cannabis chefs.