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The new political battleground: Your restaurant receipt

WASHINGTON - First there was the Trump administration’s travel ban, then talk about the Mexican border wall and, finally, last week, Alfredo Solis decided it was time to send a message. So the...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Schnitzel, simplified and amplified

I appreciate any winter dish that offers big flavors in a relatively spare profile, and this one fits the bill. A schnitzel is characterized by thin meat, a crunchy coating and pan-frying. In this...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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We’re about to suffer a worldwide olive oil shortage

It might be the saddest quote you read today: “Olive oil is becoming a luxury.” That comes courtesy of Italian chef Francesco Mazzei, who runs the Italian restaurant Sartoria in London. Mazzei...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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What does it take to turn your cooking into a cottage food?

Have you ever wandered down a grocery store aisle and wondered what it would take to get something you cooked onto store shelves? If so, you’re not alone. The idea that you might turn a love of,...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Reader Recipe: Lynn’s Creamy White Chicken Chili Soup

In response to our call for chili recipes, Herald Reader Lynn Deary sent in her recipe for a creamy white chicken chili soup. “Invite your friends to come enjoy a taste bud party in flavor town...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Phoenix urban garden mysteriously closes amid land dispute

PHOENIX – A sprawling urban garden on a vacant lot where Phoenix residents have grown everything from melons to okra closed Friday after the gardeners were mysteriously ordered out as a federal...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Small sandwiches add up to a worthy meal

Making two-bite sandwiches for a weeknight meal is a nice way to mix things up every now and then. Ideally, they need to pack a lot of flavor into a tidy package. Luckily, this is yet another...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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In just a few shakes, chickpeas get you to a frothy, egg-free cocktail

As a child, for reasons probably scrutable only to Dr. Freud, I was viscerally repulsed by raw eggs. I spent hours overturning rocks to watch ants go about their panicked evacuations, and I was...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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What separates ‘craft’ from industrial chocolate? It’s about diversity.

In the 1964 Supreme Court case Jacobellis v. Ohio, Justice Potter Stewart described his now-infamous threshold test for pornography: “I know it when I see it.” The same sentiment holds true for a...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Durango restaurants roll out Valentine’s Day specials

Many Durangoans will join the millions of Americans shelling out billions of dollars to fete their sweethearts for Valentine’s Day. And, local establishments are ready to accommodate. Most...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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No joke: I must have mushrooms

Have you heard the one about the mushroom who walks into a bar? I will spare you the whole shebang, but the punchline is, “I’m a fungi!” I tell that joke far too often, partly because I have a...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Zuni Cafe cookbook – like having a beloved teacher at my side

As memorably as I’ve eaten away from home over the years, there’s no restaurant, anywhere, that calls to me like Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, where for four glorious years in the 1990s, I covered...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food