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From restaurants to reefs: recycling discarded oyster shells

ON LAKE ATHANASIO, La. – If you slurp oysters from the half-shell in New Orleans, you may be doing more than satisfying a culinary craving: You could be helping to construct reefs that...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Taco Bell will take popular chicken-shelled chalupa off menu

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) – A Taco Bell treat that has a shell made entirely of fried chicken will vanish from the fast-food chain’s menu despite its popularity. Taco Bell spokesman Rob Poetsch says the...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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A healthful risotto that doesn’t cause a stir

I have a risotto conflict. I love the traditional dish – made with arborio, carnaroli or another short-grain white rice that swells up and combines with the cheese and butter to get so wonderfully...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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To elevate a side dish, put something on top

We’re rethinking garnishes here at #DinnerInMinutes Central. They can provide nutrition, not just color or crunch. We have sprinkled spiced ground lamb atop a roasted red pepper soup and added...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Rohwer’s Farm turns up the heat

Old Man Winter told the women working at Rohwer’s Farm to take a break. Nevertheless, they persisted. In the dark, quiet months between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, Judy, Heidi and...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Give your oatmeal the glam treatment

This sumptuous breakfast bowl is what happens when frumpy regular oatmeal gets a modern, stylish makeover. It doesn’t take much effort, and the before-and-after results are astounding. First, the...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Animas Valley Grange to show two agriculture documentaries

The Animas Valley Grange is showing two films on Feb. 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. free to the public. “Unbroken Ground,” a 25-minute film by Patagonia Provisions, explains the role food will play in...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Durango breweries gear up for Collaboration Fests

In advance of the fourth annual Collaboration Fest on March 25 in Denver, Ska and Steamworks have teamed up with other breweries to brew new beers. Ska Brewing Co.’s Mod Brewery teamed up with...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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This sweet potato and carrot dish sparkles with vinaigrette

Starchy sides are a mainstay of the classic American dinner. It’s easy to get complacent and rely on a trusty, if unimaginative, rotation of mealtime regulars: rice, potatoes, noodles. The problem...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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The new political battleground: Your restaurant receipt

WASHINGTON - First there was the Trump administration’s travel ban, then talk about the Mexican border wall and, finally, last week, Alfredo Solis decided it was time to send a message. So the...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Schnitzel, simplified and amplified

I appreciate any winter dish that offers big flavors in a relatively spare profile, and this one fits the bill. A schnitzel is characterized by thin meat, a crunchy coating and pan-frying. In this...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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We’re about to suffer a worldwide olive oil shortage

It might be the saddest quote you read today: “Olive oil is becoming a luxury.” That comes courtesy of Italian chef Francesco Mazzei, who runs the Italian restaurant Sartoria in London. Mazzei...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food