It’s true, sometimes your friends know what to say better than you do. Therefore, we wrote each other’s bios. Enjoy.
Nine questions for Stephanie
When Lia and I first became friends, I called her my “good food and wine friend”. She’s one of the busiest people I know but somehow always seems to have a finger on the pulse of the restaurant scene. I have no doubt that this has to do with her vast network of relationships with Denver chefs, food bloggers, and bartenders. Sometimes it seems like she knows everyone on the Denver food scene-by name. This isn’t to say that she ignores her own kitchen though.
People talk about the kitchen being the heart of the house. This is certainly the case for Lia. Whether hosting a simple but elegant dinner party for her girlfriends, teaching a bachelor friend how to cook lasagna, or admiring the flurry of activity at a favorite restaurant, the kitchen is never far from her mind. I suspect some of Lia’s ease in the kitchen was inherited from her mother, who was fixing Korean and Indian dinners in cold Minnesota and Montana winters.
While she is not a big fan of bread, garlic presses, eating live seafood, or wheat beer; Lia’s culinary loves include gin, whisks, food photography, IPAs, and good knives.
Nine questions for Lia –
Favorite beer style: IPA, red ales are a close second
Best hangover cure: Fried potatoes & a Bloody Mary
Favorite sports team: Colorado Rockies!
Favorite local brewery: Great Divide, Denver Beer Co.
Best food use for beer: Braised short ribs
Best non-food use for beer: Hair rinse. (Use warm beer.)
Favorite kitchen tool: Whisks. Also immersion blenders.
Favorite “front porch” beer: New Belgium Ranger IPA or Avery White Rascal (in cans!)
Dream “beer date”: Patio, BBQ, beer, and Sam from Dogfishhead (and his wife and kids, of course.)
Lia & Stephanie