Francisco’s restaurant reopens in part of its original space

At 77 and 76 years of age, Frances and Claudine Garcia have reopened a smaller version of Francisco’s Restaurante Y Cantina, an iconic fixture on Durango’s restaurant scene for 46 years. “We’re...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

If you don’t eat honey because you are a vegan, avocados might be off-limits, too

One thing that most sensible people can agree on – whether they’re vegan, meat-eaters, paleo, keto or whatever food tribe they happen to belong to – is that avocados are delicious. But there’s a...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Peacetree Organix sells produce, helps you grow your own

Durango’s Peacetree Organix offers landscaping services, but at the Durango Farmers Market, it is mostly known for its fresh produce and plants from its nursery. “We sell vegetable transplants in...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Food allergy sufferers often served a side of skepticism alongside their struggle

Patricia Hopp rose from her seat and took a deep breath. It was the first or second day of middle school, and Trece, as her family and friends call her, had something to say. She’d need her...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Stop wearing out your snooze button

Did you press the snooze button this morning ... maybe even more than once? Maybe you had time to sleep in or just felt so tired and “out of it” that you couldn’t believe it was already time to...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | COLUMN: Healing Nutrition

James Beard Foundation to diversify its coveted awards

More than two-thirds of the winners at this year’s James Beard Awards were women or people of color or both – a dramatic shift for a ceremony that has historically rewarded the efforts of mostly...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Study: 1 in 3 US adults eat fast food each day

NEW YORK – A government study has found that 1 in 3 U.S. adults eat fast food on any given day. That’s about 85 million people. It’s the first federal study to look at how often adults eat fast...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Does Durango have an iconic dish? If so, what is it?

If you ask locals what they think Durango’s iconic dish is, you will receive varied responses. The clashing answers signal that there isn’t one representative sandwich, sauce or snack like a Philly...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Are you truly tasting wine to its fullest?

Most of us enjoy wine with friends, family and, occasionally, strangers. Sometimes it’s just an aperitif or cocktail; other times, it’s to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, family reunion or...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

Farmers Market Profile: Stone Free has lasted since market’s inception

With the exception of James Ranch, Stone Free Farm of Arriola, north of Cortez, is the last founding member of the Durango Farmers Market remaining. Chuck Barry, who started the farm 23 years ago...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

A little of this, a little of that: Puttanesca!

Just about every time I make a pasta sauce without a recipe, it turns into some form of puttanesca. I can’t seem to help it. Some nights, it’s a little chunkier, other nights a little smoother. An...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

What’s yogurt? Industry wants greater liberty to use term

NEW YORK – If low-fat yogurt is blended with fatty ingredients like coconut or chocolate, is it still low-fat? Is it even yogurt? The U.S. government has rules about what can be called “yogurt,”...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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