The latke: A bite of a delicious and debated Hanukkah tradition

The traditional main course of Hanukkah, the latke – made with potato, a binding agent, egg and salt fried in oil – isn’t as simple as what’s on its crunchy, golden surface. There is as much...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Why the stemware holding your wine matters

Does the shape of your wine glass really make a difference? The answer ultimately depends on your objective. Sure, enjoying your wine out of a coffee mug or mason jar will still give you the...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

Repeat outbreaks pressure produce industry to step up safety

NEW YORK – After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety measures in preventing contaminations. The E. coli...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Forget the chocolate: Advent calendars go for booze, cheese

NEW YORK – Advent calendars are hitting the bottle. The cardboard calendars, typically filled with chocolates, are now being stuffed with cans of beer and bottles of wine. Others have chunks of...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Make a sweet bread that requires you eat it with your hands

Monkey bread is a knotty-looking loaf of sweet bread made from balls of dough coated with cinnamon, sugar and melted butter. It’s traditionally served warm so that the sticky baked pieces can be...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Ska to launch Moral Panic on Friday

Herald Staff Report Ska Brewing Co. plans to debut its Moral Panic Brut IPA in cans Friday at the brewery’s world headquarters at 225 Girard St. in Durango. Brut IPA is an emerging IPA style...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Steamworks to tap Mucho Macho firkin Dec. 7

Herald Staff Report Steamworks Brewing Co. plans to continue its ongoing Firkin Fridays series by tapping its “Mucho Macho” firkin at 3 p.m. Dec. 7. The firkin is a raspberry vanilla imperial stout...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Ouray Wine, Chocolate & Cheese Festival to celebrate 10th year

Herald Staff Report Ouray’s Wine, Chocolate and Cheese Festival is celebrating its 10th consecutive year with a five-course wine dinner Dec. 7, followed by the festival itself Dec. 8. This year’s...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Healthy food options in Gem Village, one night a week

On a weeknight in Bayfield, options for picking up dinner and heading home can be a little, well, limited. Several restaurants in town are open only for breakfast and lunch and close in the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Winter market at Four Seasons enters its sixth year

Three years ago, Vic Vanik was begging vendors to come to the winter market. Now in its sixth year, the winter market at Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery boasts 30 permanent merchants and a...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Easy as pie (easier!), and oh soba good

Here’s a way to transform soba noodles that’s so good and easy you don’t need to wait until you have leftovers to make it. It’s a simple idea, based on spaghetti pie or pasta frittata but without...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Tips for an easy, appetizing Thanksgiving feast

Thanksgiving can be overwhelming for hosts, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Durango’s seasoned hostesses, expert chefs and culinary teachers all have insight on how to surprise guests in new...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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