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The stuffed-pumpkin dish that will make vegetarians (and everyone else) happy this Thanksgiving

If you’re cooking for vegetarians at Thanksgiving, it’s hard to resist the stuffed-pumpkin idea. The vegetarians have their main dish, everyone else has another side, and all is right with the...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Organic-food purists assail the designation for hydroponics

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Can a tomato grown in a nutrient solution instead of dirt be called “organic”? Some purists don’t think so. The National Organic Standards Board, which advises the U.S. Department...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

To make an excellent Cosmo, don’t mess up the key ingredient

For years, the cranberry was one of my favorite fruits, based entirely on my experiences with it this time of year, slathering its saucified form onto everything on my Thanksgiving plate, be it...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

The ultimate guide to your first stress-free Thanksgiving

Maybe it’s your first time cooking for Thanksgiving. Or maybe you’re hoping this is the first time you’ll prepare it without inviting stress into the kitchen, too. Whatever the case, I have just...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Communities to gather for Thanksgiving feasts

Pine River Shares potluck The fifth annual Pine River Shares Thanksgiving turkey dinner-potluck will be Friday, Nov. 17, at the old community gym on South Street in Bayfield. Serving will start...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

In Ecuadorean cave, meals offered in darkness by the blind

QUITO, Ecuador – On the outskirts of Ecuador’s capital, young couples and families venture into a pitch-black cave in search of an unlikely experience: a meal in the dark. Blind waiters guide...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Starbucks’ next move: Italian restaurants

After years of trying to win over lunch and dinner crowds, Starbucks is preparing to open its first stand-alone Italian restaurant. The company is teaming up with Princi, a small chain of 24-hour...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Eating bugs can help the environment. So how do we get past the ick factor?

Will people eat insects? They’re not exactly the new kale, but insects are definitely having a moment aboveground. Insect protein is catching the attention of environmentally minded consumers...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Give Brussels sprouts the sweet-and-sour treatment

When it comes to food, here are three of my favorite words, especially when they’re together: sweet and sour. What is it about this combination that is so appealing once it hits the palate? It just...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Sherry and vermouth, now starring in fall cocktails

In my version of the 1993 film “Groundhog Day” – in which Bill Murray gets stuck living the same winter day over and over, waking time after time to his alarm clock blasting lines from “I Got You...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

This one-pot meal marries risotto magic with a good-for-you grain

A warm and slithery slurp of minestrone is all well and good, but I’m even more partial to the next-day thickening that occurs when the soup’s pasta or grains have been refrigerated in tomato-y...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Just in time for Thanksgiving dinner: Traceable turkeys

WICHITA, Kan. – Turkey farmer Darrell Glaser buys his Thanksgiving bird at the local grocery store, just like most folks. But this Thanksgiving season, the Texas producer will be able to find out...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food