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!
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.