Telluride Bluegrass Festival Means Getting to Eat Sisters’ Pantry!

Posted on 22 June 2009 by TheChefsWife

ChefBud and I spent most of this weekend at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. One of my favorite things about Telluride is the festivals that are held here nearly every weekend in the summer. Each festival brings culture and music and food to our small town. Most people think of hot dogs and funnel cakes when they think of festival food. I, on the other hand, think of chicken and basil dumplings from Sisters’ Pantry. This is the food booth where you will find me every day at both the Bluegrass Festival and the Blues and Brews Festival which is held in September. I anxiously await these festivals just for a chance to get another taste of the Sisters’ dumplings. At the festival, my six year old daughter chose pizza for her meal, but then she ate my dumplings instead – at least she appreciates and wants food made from good, whole ingredients. This year the Sisters added delicious curry dumplings to their standard menu. I couldn’t get enough! So thank you Tracy, Nancy and Ting for coming to our festivals every year and letting me eat your delicious dumplings!

If you can’t get to one of the many festivals and farmer’s markets where Sisters’ Pantry is available, be sure to go to their website to purchase your own.

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Sisters’ Pantry

Formed by three sisters in the spring of 2000, Sisters’ Pantry has become a Boulder/Denver, Colorado area favorite for hand-made, healthy and delicious dumplings with all-purpose dipping sauce. After years in the restaurant business, dating from when the young sisters worked in their mother’s restaurant in Taiwan to success in the United States, and finally selling their popular Boulder restaurant, Tracy, Nancy and Ting once again returned to their passion for creative healthy cuisine. Living in Boulder for over twenty years, the sisters have come to appreciate the demand within the community for healthy cooking and new, fresh ideas.

Building on traditional conceptions of the Chinese pork dumpling, Sisters’ developed a whole new flavor with chicken and fresh Thai basil. The ensuing garden vegetable dumpling, also completely hand made, bursts with flavor yet maintains a crunchy freshness that has made it a favorite of vegetarians and carnivores alike. To complement the dumplings, Sisters’ developed a dipping sauce unlike any other. A commitment to freshness, healthy food and flavor lead to the creation of a refreshing sauce that carefully blends fresh squeezed lime, chopped cilantro, garlic and soy, and can be used for almost anything: dipping, dressing, marinating, glazing and stir-frying. Sisters’ Pantry is proud to announce the newest addition to the Sisters’ Pantry line, Spicy Peanut Sauce. Created as an entirely original recipe, the Spicy Peanut Sauce is great as a salad dressing, dipping sauce, stir-fry sauce or as a glaze and will add a nice kick to almost all meats, fish, poultry or vegetables. Use it on its own or blend in a little Fresh Lime Cilantro Soy sauce for a truly unique flavor.

Sisters’ Pantry started out as a vendor in the Boulder Farmers’ Market, and then grew to include local summer events and festivals. During the summer, Sisters’ Pantry will be busy in the Boulder Farmer’s Market, the Evergreen Farmer’s Market, Cherry Creek Farmer’s Market and will also participate in many festivals, including the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Jazz Aspen-Snowmass, Rocky Grass Festival, the Folks Festival, the Cherry Creek Art Festival in Denver, Telluride Bluegrass and the Boulder Creek Festival in Boulder.

January 2005 marked the Sisters start to making products available through local retail stores. Sisters’ Pantry’s delicious Fresh Lime-Cilantro Soy Vinaigrette (dumpling/marinade/all-purpose sauce), Spicy Peanut sauce and frozen dumplings are now available at all of the Whole Foods Market stores in Colorado and also Lucky’s Market in North Boulder, CO. Colorado Whole Foods stores are located at Cherry Creek, Tamarac, Belmar, Highlands Ranch, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs and Boulder. Our Fresh-Lime Cilantro Soy Vinaigrette and Spicy Peanut Sauce are also available at the Whole Foods Market stores in Kansas and New Mexico.

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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Sisters' Pantry Says:

    Dear Jenna,

    This is one of the sweetest and most genuine emails we have received; it truly warms our hearts. It is loyal fans like you and your daughter – I remember asking you to thank your daughter for eating all your dumplings when you returned to get more for early lunch – that keeps us continually working hard through out those endless nights making dumplings. Nancy and I (Tracy is retired) are extremely honored to have food experts like yourself, your husband and the future foodie ( your daughter) to recognize our product and blog about us. Your blog couldn’t have happened in a better time – we have been making everything from scratch for the last 10 years and at times can feel so over whelming and tiring, but meeting your beautiful family and reading your wonderful blog has made us realize how far we’ve came and how all the efforts are so worth while. Can’t wait to see you guys in September.

    Sincerely yours,
    Ting and Nancy.
    p.s. we just found out a couple of days ago that we were also mentioned in National Geographic Traveler: 48 hrs in Boulder.

  2. Jenna Thomas Says:

    Here is the link to the article from National Geographic Traveler that mentions Sisters’ Pantry:
    http://traveler.nationalgeographic.com/2009/07/48-hour-guide/boulder-text/2

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