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Candy tax: Some sweet, some sour

DENVER - For libertarians, it is a step toward social engineering.But to Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, a proposal to tax candy and soda pop in the state is nothing more than a way to helpclose a...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Culinary anthropology: Take a deeper look into Thanksgiving tradition

As we approach Thanksgiving, a holiday based on food consumption, one question comes to mind: Why do we claim food asour life force? Is it just that it gives us nutrients and fats to survive, or is...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

'Tis the season for overeating

Dear Healthy Professor: Why do I always start gaining weight this time of year?Answer: Colder temperatures drive us back indoors to cook more, bake more and eat more. The fall marks the beginning...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Farming connects to housing in 'agriburbia'

MILLIKEN – Six years ago, Matthew “Quint” Redmond suggested to Milliken planners that a corn farm north of Denver could increase its agricultural value and still anchor nearly a thousand homes.“I...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Select and prepare versatile fall pumpkins

Pumpkins, which are members of the gourd family, along with watermelon and squash, are an American pastime each fall.In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Cutting out confusion over carbs

Dear Healthy Professor: My doctor said if I want to lose weight, I should cut out carbohydrates. How do I do this?A: Carbohydrates supply about half of all the energy our body uses to keep our...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Program helps restaurants modify menu items into healthier food choices

Hmm ... crispy chicken or pasta in cream sauce?If restaurant patrons pick menu items with the new Smart Meal Seal, the choice is ... neither.Instead of cooking at home, some people choose to eat...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Almonds, cheese brighten bean salad

Green bean salads generally are bit players on the summer food scene. But a few carefully chosen ingredients can transform them into scene stealers that let one of the season's best offerings...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Tweet before you eat

By Twitter and Facebook are helping Rocco DiSpirito write his new cookbook. The media savvy chef is turning to social networks to help decide which dishes he should include in his new book, devoted...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Two Durango chefs face off to cook local food at its peak

In Durango, food can go from farm to table in hours.     At the second annual Durango Iron Horse Chef Competition, produce was picked in the morning, driven to the market, purchased by a chef and...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Backyard Buffet

Durango tastes good. A Sunday morning bike tour of the city's backyard gardens was a moveable feast: a strawberry here, a string bean there, a ripe cherry tomato for dessert.The organizers of the...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

A moist date and almond cookie for Ramadan

These easy coconut, date and banana macaroons are perfect during Ramadan, the monthlong celebration during which Muslims fast during the day. The fasting traditionally is broken by eating a date at...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food