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Cheese stars in this meatless burger that has a yum factor

As much as I love a juicy beef burger, I’ve become a little obsessed with creating veggie burgers that step in and satisfy without any meat. Usual standby ingredients include nuts, seeds, lentils,...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Cider-makers forage for old wild apple flavor

ROCHESTER, Vt. – With a vigorous shake of a tree limb, small wild apples rain down onto a plastic tarp at an old farmstead in Vermont. David Dolginow, co-founder of Shacksbury Cider, and a...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

How good has US cheese become? Good enough to worry the Italians.

BRA, Italy – A few weeks ago, I witnessed an unprecedented moment in the evolution of American artisan cheese. It happened here, in this small Piemontese city, at Cheese 2017, the 11th edition of...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Enliven the Day of the Dead this year with a rich mole

The Day of the Dead is a holiday observed in Mexico and other Latin American countries that celebrates and honors the memory of deceased loved ones. Falling on Nov. 1, just a day after Halloween...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Great pumpkins! Grower wins trifecta of giant food titles

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Rhode Island grower is first in the world to achieve a trifecta in the hobby of growing gargantuan foods: world records for heaviest pumpkin, longest long gourd and now,...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Enjoying the complexity of a Bordeaux

Arguably, the greatest wines in the world come from Bordeaux, France. Even if you’re not familiar with this iconic region, you are likely familiar with the grapes responsible for making these...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

Holy spirits: Closed churches find second life as breweries

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio Ira Gerhart finally found a place last year to fulfill his yearslong dream of opening a brewery: a 1923 Presbyterian church. It was cheap, charming and just blocks from downtown...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market profile: Rohwer’s Farm offers peppers for every palate

Pepper heads looking to add heat to their dishes as colder weather sets in can find a wide variety of peppers at Rohwer’s Farm stand at the Durango Farmers Market. Heidi Rohwer planted 50...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Food

Report: 20 percent of serious food safety violations go ignored

Government inspectors failed to take action on one of every five serious food-safety risks identified in manufacturing facilities, according to a report released by federal auditors on Sept. 29. In...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Tired of plain old vegetables? Spice ‘em up with some flavor

I am smaller than a dime, and though I am cool, I can also burn. I can be many colors, but also none at all. I am a household name, but people rarely speak of me. What am I? The answer is an item...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Why is Italian food so good? A few theories

New York City, my birthplace, is ringed by Italian neighborhoods. Go to Staten Island, the Bronx, Long Island or New Jersey – it doesn’t really matter where you go, as long as you are within 50...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

This trendy ingredient turns foods black and promises to purify you

If all of 2017’s trendy foods could be likened to a high school stereotype, the Unicorn Frappuccino would be the sequined prom queen, and the millennial pink smoothie bowl would be her bubbly,...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food