It’s not uncommon for 5280 food editor Amanda M. Faison’s inbox to pile up with reader requests for recipes for favorite dishes from local restaurants. We asked, and almost always, the maker was happy to oblige. With that in mind, we embarked on our first cookbook, due to come out in mid-October. Designed for the home cook, 5280: The Cookbook ($14.99, 5280 Publishing) is a collection of 118 recipes from top Denver and Boulder chefs and bartenders. Each and every item has been kitchen tested, and many include Faison’s tips for maximizing taste or mastering technique. Pick up your copy online at or at the Tattered Cover, Whole Foods, and other local retailers.