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Why sourdough baking is a non-starter for me right now

If your social media feeds are anything like mine, you’ve seen them: pictures of sourdough. The Big Boi loaves. The open, airy cross-section views. Even the humble, bubbly starters are cause for...

DATE: April 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango Natural Foods Co-op launches curbside pickup

The Durango Natural Foods Co-op launched a curbside pickup service with online grocery ordering Monday in an effort to keep shoppers and workers safe during the new coronavirus pandemic. Durango’s...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Facing devastating losses, small farmers pivot to sell directly to consumers

For many farmers, March is the calm before the storm of spring. But this year, in addition to ordering seeds and planning crops, small farmers around the country are finding themselves with very...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Apps have turned restaurant work into a gig-economy hustle

NEW YORK - Zia Sheikh is like a lot of restaurant veterans. Since 2003, he has worked in dozens of kitchens, from sketchy to straight-up fancy. He once got seven stitches after slicing off a...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Coca-Cola’s new flavored seltzer line is aggressive, colorful and makes us want to brush our teeth

Coca-Cola might be late to the fizzy-water game, but the soft drink giant’s strategy with its debut this week of a line of sparkling water seems clear: Go bold or go home. The new brand, dubbed...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

How Padma Lakshmi and other expert cooks say you should stock your pantry for a coronavirus quarantine

Edward Lee is not prepared for a coronavirus lockdown. His pantry is not stocked. He shops often, buying only what he needs and what will fit in his small kitchen. “I’m a chef, so I rarely cook at...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Food delivery can help with ‘social distancing,’ though some drivers are concerned for their own health

As soon as she opened the door, the customer started sneezing and coughing. She didn’t sneeze directly on the food delivery driver, but “it was close enough that I could breathe it in,” said the...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Dry herbs get a bad rap, but they can be flavor powerhouses. Here’s how to use them.

Dried herbs have a tendency to collect dust in the pantry. You buy a jar of them, use a little and then forget about them or just dip into them occasionally. But now that home cooks are turning...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

How to cook for and with your kids during the extended coronavirus school closures

School closures due to the novel coronavirus outbreak mean millions of children are spending a lot more time at home. That’s challenging on any number of levels, and food is at the top of the list....

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Stress-eating for comfort in a time of anxiety? Here’s how experts say you should deal.

You’re mostly stuck inside, your children are home from school, and the coronavirus pandemic is making the future seem less certain by the day. If you’re like 27% of Americans, you might seek...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Gift cards, merchandise and to-go orders: Here’s how restaurants say customers should support them

Edouardo Jordan stood in front of his 40-plus employees on Monday with a message he did not want to deliver: Two of his three restaurants are shutting down operations, while one will shift to...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

A mandoline slices faster and easier than a knife - if you know how to use it

In the kitchen, I think tools generally fall into two categories – must-haves and nice-to-haves. Must-haves possess wide appeal across the board. They’re things it would be hard to do much cooking...

DATE: March 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

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