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How to build the ultimate cheese board

Whoever first decided it was not only acceptable but classy to throw a bunch of cheese bits and snacks on a board deserves credit for simultaneously pulling off what may have been both the greatest...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Spicy, smoky, cheesy, melty burgers. On the inside.

Hidden inside these tame-looking burgers is a smoky and spicy blend of bacon, chipotle, cheese and something unexpected – pepperoni. Because the ground beef part of these burgers is patted fairly...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

The only pancakes worth getting out of bed for on a lazy Sunday

When I was learning how to cook, I began by taking baby steps. I used a lot of products that gave me a jump-start on the preparations. Boxed brownie mix. Dried tabbouleh. Bottled dressing. Canned...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Starbucks: No purchase needed to sit in cafes

NEW YORK – Starbucks announced a new policy on May 19 that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don’t buy anything. The new policy comes five weeks after two black...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Panda Beer anyone? Craft beers flow in middle-class China

SHANGHAI – “Panda Beer,” “Little General,” “Flying Fist IPA” and “Mandarin Wheat” are among the offerings on tap at a craft beer exhibition this month in Shanghai dedicated to expanding the palette...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Why rice paper and wonton wrappers should be staples in your pantry

You may be used to keeping a loaf of bread around for easy impromptu dinners. Or maybe a pack of tortillas. But how about rice paper? Or wonton wrappers? Both are staples in Asian cooking. Rice...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Skywater Alpaca Fibers loses its alpacas

Skywater Alpaca Fibers has been at the Durango Farmers Market since last year, but its products might be in limited supply. Alison Epstein, who runs Skywater, has raised alpacas since about 2003,...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Drink water to boost your brain function

Do you struggle with getting the volume of water you need (aka drinking half your body weight in ounces ... daily!)? I get it, the struggle is real! One of the most common things people tell me is,...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | COLUMN: Healing Nutrition

Farmers Market Profile: Schwebach’s Cedar Hill Farm brings produce from down south

For Michael and Diane Schwebach, the owners of Schwebach’s Cedar Hill Farm, farming has long been a family business. Before, relocating to Cedar Hill, New Mexico – just across the Colorado border –...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

New Zealand’s growing pinot noir country

Attention pinot noir lovers. Your preference may be Sonoma, Oregon or Burgundy, but you probably have yet to try the up-and-coming region of Central Otago, New Zealand. While we all know that that...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

Joshua Arnold carries on family’s vinting legacy

“It takes a lot of beer to make wine,” Joshua Arnold said through a broad smile, “and a good scotch helps.” Joshua is the youngest of five siblings and the second generation to take the reins as...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Is homegrown food safer? Only if gardeners take precautions

Food safety often is cited as the primary reason why people grow their own edibles, but that’s frequently an illusion. Food-borne illnesses are almost as likely to be caused by homegrown produce as...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food