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Literally lousy: Parasite plagues world salmon industry

ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick – Salmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe. A surge of parasitic sea lice is disrupting salmon farms around the world. The tiny lice...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Discovering wild plants (and escaping the walking dead)

Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Forest fires. North Korea. Reading the news lately may have you thinking about disasters and crises, and our ability to sustain life if something were to divorce us from...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Food

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Farmers Market Profile: SolaVita Kombucha brings healthful beverage

Rachel Bennett and Gabriella Ranzi were looking to start a holistic health business. In July, their dream materialized in the form of SolaVita Kombucha. “Our education and backgrounds and...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 38 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Food

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Locally sourced dinner brings in 15K

The Eat Local Harvest Dinner on Sept. 9 raised $15,000 through ticket sales and a silent auction, according to Local First managing director, Monique DiGiorgio. The event on the Smiley Building...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Food

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Hooray for queso, especially when it’s draped over tacos

That Soft Cheese Tacos are an item, a Dallas specialty, had escaped me until I read about them in Lisa Fain’s upcoming cookbook, Queso! Regional Recipes for the World’s Favorite Chile-Cheese Dip...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Food

Looking for a fall wine? Try viognier

Apricot, peach, honey, spice and maybe a touch of butterscotch? Sounds delicious, wouldn’t you agree? For those familiar with viognier, this is a typical description of this relatively common grape...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

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Chili Chase 5K and cook-off: Bringing the heat, uniting community

Want to start a debate with the power to both unite the community and reveal its cultural and regional diversity at the same time? Start talking chili. Should it have beans in it? Should it be red...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Bayfield’s Tuning Fork Cafe celebrating 5th anniversary

Caring about food and music fills the lives of Tim and Kellie Lillyquist of Bayfield. Tired of commuting to chef and restaurant jobs in Durango, they opened the Tuning Fork Cafe five years ago on...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Farmers Market profile: Peak Season Farms delivers year-round

This story is one in an ongoing series of profiles on vendors at the Durango Farmers Market. By Mia Rupani Herald Staff Writer Peak Season Farms in Hesperus takes a unique approach to growing...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Chocolate gets first addition to color palette in 80 years

A breakthrough by a Swiss chocolate maker expands the industry’s hues beyond just dark, milk and white. Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s largest cocoa processor, has come up with the first new...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

EU says 40 countries now affected in tainted-egg scandal

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – A European Union official says 40 countries now have been affected by a Europe-wide contaminated egg scandal, including 24 EU members and 16 non-members. Vytenis...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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The best way to drink whiskey, according to science

Two physical chemists walk into a bar. They order whiskeys, and a jolly Scotsman one stool over insists they add a splash of water to optimize the flavor of the spirits. Inspired by the smooth,...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food