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This holiday season, seek out an artisan Champagne

The holiday season is quickly approaching. Holiday and family gatherings always require bubbles – or sparkling wines. It’s all too easy to grab the recognizable bottle, but for those interested in...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

Editor quits food magazine after joking about killing vegans

LONDON – The editor of a British food magazine resigned Oct. 31 after sparking a furor with a joke about running stories on “killing vegans.” Waitrose Food magazine said editor William Sitwell had...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

We love a good banana pudding, and this one’s better than we remember

I will always have a soft spot in my heart for pudding, in large part because it brings me right back to my grandma’s house, where as a child I stood on a step stool so I could reach the pot and...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

How old is cacao? New research pushes back date

NEW YORK – New research strengthens the case that people used the chocolate ingredient cacao in South America 5,400 years ago, underscoring the seed’s radical transformation into today’s Twix bars...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango eateries consider automation

Automation, as it has in most places, has continued to evolve in the food industry since the first vending machine appeared in the late 1890s. Some versions, such as touch-screen ordering a...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Are online reviews for eateries as helpful as we think?

Reviews can entice us to try something out of our comfort zone or discourage us from stopping for a bite at a restaurant we would have otherwise considered. Yelp, Google Reviews and other review...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

There’s a ruby-colored reason this fruit dessert is so very saucy

Simmering port wine with orange, cinnamon and honey into a luxuriously syrupy sauce is just the thing to tame a medley of crisp fall fruit into an elegant dessert. Be sure to use a ruby port, as...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Dolores third-graders create, manage restaurant

Last week, Dolores elementary school students in third-grade classes taught by Angie Lowe, Meg Neeley and Melody McNeill served locally sourced meals to their parents and other community members,...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Mexican-style sandwich tastes as if it took hours to make

Sandwiches can be fabulous vehicles for repurposing leftovers – the roasted vegetables from last night’s dinner, plus a little cheese and/or pickles from a jar, plus a condiment made from the...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Oregon bakery appeals fine for turning away lesbian couple

PORTLAND, Ore. – The owners of a shuttered Oregon bakery fined for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple are appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Offbeat Family Farms brings color to the market

Offbeat Family Farm moved into Aztec, New Mexico, 10 years ago and has been brightening the Durango Farmers Market since 2014. “I like growing a lot of things that are colorful,” said Offbeat’s...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Specialty markets keep Durango-area fridges stocked with fresh veggies year-round

Cheerful Saturday mornings spent filling a basket with local produce at the Durango Farmers Market do not have to end with final market day on Saturday. There are opportunities to buy fresh...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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