Brittany Dern

Brittany grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. After studying history at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Brittany took a dive into the world of craft beer. She lived in Colorado for over seven years, and got to experience many of the natural attractions the state has to offer. After a two year adventure in Spokane, Washington, Brittany moved back to Colorado, and now lives in the beautiful Front Range, where she continues to enjoy the outdoor activities that are just outside her front door. When she's not working, you can find her running, learning about beer, wine & food, enjoying the great outdoors, and hanging out with the "wolf pack," aka her three dogs!

Posts by Brittany Dern

3 Posts

  • Adventures in Food... Cuba: Vaca Frita

    Are you ready for a taste of Cuba? As travel to Cuba opens up for Americans, there is no better way to get in the mood for exploring a place than to enjoy some delicious native dishes. Vaca frita, or "fried cow," is a classic Cuban dish made with beef slow-cooked in herbs, spices, citrus and vinegar. When the meat is done, it will easily fall apart into juicy, tender pieces.

  • Adventures in Food... Cuba: Ropa Vieja

    Ropa Vieja, Spanish for "old clothes" is a traditional Cuban dish that consists of shredded beef in a tomato base. Typically served alongside white rice, ropa vieja is often thought of as "comfort food" in Cuba. Topping off the dish with some chopped up pimiento stuffed olives gives it a little kick that contrasts nicely with the beef.

  • Adventures in Food... Cuba: Cuban Mojo Marinated Pork

    Mojo is a Latin sauce made with an acid, such as vinegar or citrus, and garlic. Used to marinate pork, or any meat for that matter, it creates a tender, juicy dish, such as this Cuban mojo (pronounced mo-ho) marinated pork that I found on The Food Charlatan.