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After Aunt Jemima was retired, companies are rethinking Uncle Ben, Cream of Wheat and Mrs. Butterworth’s

Last Wednesday, the bell finally tolled for Aunt Jemima, the mascot and name of the 130-year-old pancake brand, as the company announced it would rebrand, minus the racist stereotypes. By later...

DATE: June 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Intentional leftovers can be a remedy for cooking fatigue

Do you cook because you love to cook? Like to cook? Because you need to cook? Maybe a combo of all of the above on different days? Whatever your answer, these days, cooking is pretty much a...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Dietitian sees one positive pandemic outcome: a shift in how we think about food

The novel coronavirus has had a jarring impact on society, but one positive outcome I’ve seen is a shift in how people think about food and nutrition. Long lines at food banks, combined with rising...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

When life gives you herbs by the fistful, put them to use in sauces, salads and drinks

As I write this, I’m sitting on my patio staring at my herbs. The basil, parsley, thyme, rosemary, cilantro and oregano (back from a one-year hiatus!) are polite and restrained, for now. In a pot...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Virtual winery tours are bringing wine country to you

The pitch seemed too good to be true. A video graphics firm specializing in virtual-reality exhibits and “minds-on experiences” was offering to produce virtual tours of wineries, for no charge. “I...

DATE: June 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Documentary focuses on unlikely champion of Mexican cuisine

NEW YORK – If you add garlic to your guacamole, we have bad news: You’re not doing it right. Do you mince the onion? That’s also a no-no. And, please, leave the avocado lumpy. So says 97-year-old...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

How solo cooks are managing in the pandemic — without resorting to cereal for dinner

I did not attend the virtual lasagna party plastered all over my social media a few weeks back. Neither did Candice Springer, Richard Lee or Valen West. Tayari Jones, a novelist in Atlanta, has no...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango Farmers Market to increase number of vendors and market rows

Starting in June, the Durango Farmers Market will expand its presence Saturday mornings in the TBK Bank parking lot on West Eighth Street across from the City Transit Center. The market will now...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

You don’t need a lot of time to make – and then eat – great pickles

Actually, you can pickle that. I’m not suggesting you go to the outrageous lengths of pickling an old shoe or parking tickets (although that would be cathartic ...), as depicted in the famous...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Canned tuna goes bold with Mediterranean flavors

I love canned tuna. A simple tuna salad piled on toasted bread or stuffed inside a ripe avocado or tomato is my idea of a delicious lunch. I eagerly dig into a salad niçoise-style dish with chunks...

DATE: May 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Capture the sunny freshness of lemons with syrup, marmalade and preserves

In his 1925 poem “I Limoni” (“The Lemons”), Eugenio Montale calls the scent of lemons “a restless sweetness raining on the heart” and “riches,” and the fruit itself “sunlight’s golden trumpets”...

DATE: May 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Slow cookers vs. multicookers (aka Instant Pots): Which is right for you?

There seems to be little that Americans can agree on these days when it comes to current events, but politics is far from the only arena where we’re divided. Even in the food world, tribalism rears...

DATE: May 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

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