This collards and polenta dish marries Southern charm and Italian flavors

This recipe is my riff on one from Virginia Willis’ new book, “Secrets of the Southern Table: A Food Lover’s Tour of the Global South” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), in which she explores Southern...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Snowdown Chili Cook-off insiders dish what goes on behind the scenes

Think your homemade chili is pretty hot stuff? Here’s your chance to find out. You, too, can join this year’s cast of Snowdown comics who probably can’t even agree on the spelling of this treat,...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Culinary creations to celebrate comic-con Snowdown

As Durango’s comic-con Snowdown kicks off, we have a gamut of food events to look forward to, including hot wing, pie and French toast eating; oyster slurping; and chili and Bloody Mary making. (To...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Edible Southwest Colorado comes to an end

There are over 7 billion people on this planet, many with worthwhile stories that will never be told. The Southwest region is one of those untapped areas that Edible Southwest Colorado was able to...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Steamworks to tap Snickerdoodle firkin during Snowdown

Herald Staff Report Steamworks Brewing Co. plans to continue its ongoing Firkin Fridays series by tapping a “Snickerdoode” firkin at 3 p.m. Friday at its downtown brewpub and Purgy’s at Purgatory...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

This sunny citrus salad will brighten a winter’s day

If you can’t escape to a place with warmer weather this winter, at least you can bring some sunny brightness and tropical flavor to your plate with this lovely salad. It revolves around the...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Slime has officially reached the “edible” stage of the YouTube trend cycle

Probably because I am not a 7-year-old, I did not initially understand the appeal of slime. The stuff is everywhere now, oozing out of all corners of the internet. I’m told by friends who have...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Alternative sweetners healthier than refined sugar

Did you give up sugar to improve your health in 2019? We are four weeks into the new year. Maybe you’ve had some success or maybe you’ve thrown in the towel. Either way, I want to give you...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | COLUMN: Healing Nutrition

A family menu built on appreciation, not appropriation

A video of a white American chef demonstrating the “right way” to prepare and eat Vietnamese pho made headlines just two years ago, kicking off a long, complicated conversation about what is...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Lure your taste buds by adding seared tuna to salad

It would not be wrong to call this dish a salad; it does involve a pile of fresh greens, after all. But that descriptor doesn’t let on to how hearty, warm and satisfying a plate this is. The tuna...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

U.S. restaurant prices jump the most since 2011

It’s getting more expensive to eat out. Full-service restaurants, facing higher labor and food costs, raised prices the most in more than seven years in December, a Labor Department report released...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Spruce Tree Espresso gets a new owner and name

The iconic lavender coffee shop on Main Street has changed hands – but the new owners are no strangers to Cortez. The Spruce Tree Espresso House at 318 E. Main St. has been sold to Bill and Linda...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

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