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Pairing wine for the perfect winter feast

’Tis the season for family, friends and feasts. For those having turkey, please reference my Nov. 21 column for a breakdown on the traditional turkey menu. However, for those planning on ham, lamb...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

The one cooking technique that won’t steer you wrong

In this era of programmable, appliance-specific cooking, it’s easy to overlook one of the most reliable, widely used ways to render food properly: With steam. It is that simple: If you can boil...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Harness the power of garlic in your everyday cooking

There are probably plenty of small but mighty ingredients hanging out in your kitchen. Cinnamon sticks, dried chile peppers, cardamom and herbs are all proof that size is definitely not...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Ska Brewing’s True Blonde named 2019 Good Food Awards finalist

In November, Ska Brewing Co.’s True Blonde Ale was named a finalist for the 2019 Good Food Awards. Entering its ninth year, the Good Food Awards recognizes American food producers in 16 categories:...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Farm bill exempts pure maple, honey from added sugars label

MONTPELIER, Vt. – The new farm bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday prevents maple syrup and honey producers from being required to list their pure products as containing added sugars on their...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Ska Brewing Co. joins effort to aid Camp Fire victims

Northern California’s Camp Fire, which started Nov. 8 and was not contained until Nov. 28, burned 153,336 acres, killed 85 people and displaced thousands. Among the communities affected was Chico,...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Surviving the sugar this holiday season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year ... when loads of sweet treats and desserts make it into our mouths. Despite us all knowing better, the average American eats a whopping 168 pounds of sugar...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | COLUMN: Healing Nutrition

Millennials bring new takes on holiday meals

A few years ago, I gave both my millennial daughters cookbook albums with family recipes – most handwritten on recipe or note cards, including a few in the hand of their grandmother or...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Looking for a holiday cocktail? Try a hoary old chestnut.

While many attempt to survive Whamageddon (a trending seasonal game in which you’re “out” as soon as you suffer inadvertent exposure to ‘80s-era pop-duo Wham!’s holiday standard “Last Christmas”),...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

The easygoing, savory, make-ahead way to feed a crowd: Stratas

When someone offers to bring a casserole to a party, I’ll admit to conjuring weary images of canned soup and mushy vegetables. Yet because that sort of dish is a perfectly sensible solution when...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Shipping homemade cookies for holiday gifting

Now that online shopping is an everyday occurrence, receiving a package in the mail has lost a lot of its novelty. Razor blades. Socks. Diapers. Yawn. If your gift recipients are used to the...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Can scientists build a blueprint for bluefin tuna?

For several years, biotech companies have been promising “clean” meat, “cell-based” meat, “cultured” meat – whatever you want to call it – as a way to enjoy the taste of chicken, pork and beef...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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