How to build better tacos at home, from the tortillas to the toppings

I have read a lot of fine literature in my day, full of beautiful turns of phrases and imagery. One of my favorites, though, is one you, too, may be familiar with if you’re a parent: “Pantloads of...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Food

Tofu sales skyrocket during the pandemic, as consumers search for affordable meat alternatives

American grocery store shoppers became accustomed to limits on certain household staples during the first half of 2020. The quest for toilet paper, ground beef and hand sanitizer sparked panic...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Food

Start Rosh Hashanah on a sweet note with tishpishti, an orange-scented semolina cake

When it comes to Rosh Hashanah desserts, apple cake or honey cake might sound most familiar to Ashkenazi (Eastern and Central European) Jews celebrating the Jewish New Year. But the Jewish diaspora...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Local First Harvest Dinners reborn as new Eat Local Month

For the last four years, Local First has celebrated Durango’s local food scene by bringing people together under one tent for a multicourse Harvest Dinner fundaraiser each September. This year, as...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Snoop Dogg’s for-the-people label and an exclusive club mark extreme poles of the wine world

In this weird year, when we experience whiplash whenever we watch TV, check our phones or open the newspaper, we shouldn’t be surprised to see two head-scratching debuts that show wine arguably at...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

A platter of crisp, Cajun-spiced fried green tomatoes is a fitting coda to summer

Many times I’ve tried to replicate the taste or flavor of a specific dish I’ve had. Sometimes, though, the memory is so distant that it turns out all I’m trying to capture is a feeling – and create...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

New Mexico to grocery stores: Stop taxing food on deliveries

SANTA FE – New Mexico state taxation authorities on Wednesday urged grocery stores to stop unnecessarily collecting sales taxes on food that is delivered during the coronavirus pandemic. New Mexico...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Wine-centric novels to pair with a good vintage for pandemic escapism

Unable to satisfy my wanderlust this summer, and tired of binge-watching “Somebody Feed Phil” and “Chef’s Table” on Netflix, I turned to my bookcase and dusted off a few wine novels. My favorites...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

The best summer tomato salads use just a few ingredients to generate big flavors

Here’s how to make a tomato salad: Cut tomatoes, salt them, then drizzle with fruity olive oil. You need only salt and fat to turn a perfect tomato into a perfect tomato salad, because tomatoes are...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

As wineries reopen for tastings, expect appointments, pre-poured glasses and plenty of sanitizer

The text message conveyed urgency and alarm, even without all caps and exclamation points. “There’s a 6-foot snake in the Pavilion terrorizing guests.” It was June 4, the first day in nearly two...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

How to choose, prep and use all those summer cucumbers

Each family has its own lore, often-repeated stories and catchphrases. One that I’ll always remember, although told to me secondhand, is from my oldest niece, who while at her great-grandparents’...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

In the quest for a pandemic coping mechanism, I’ve become a cookie monster

I don’t know when it began, but at some point during the pandemic I became somewhat panicked whenever the household cookie supply started to run low. I may have even cut out, once or twice, for a...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

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