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The Right Stuff

The inspiration behind some of Denver's best dishes.


Every chef has a secret ingredient—it might be a well-rounded herb or something more unusual, like annatto, that most of us have never tasted. These go-to items inspire both chefs and the dishes they prepare, and they’re worth seeking out on a menu. We asked around to see who’s cooking with what.

This article appeared in the May 2010 issue of 5280.

Amanda M. Faison, 5280 Contributor

Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.

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