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

Farmers market profile: Kerby Orchard, last holdout of a bygone industry

When Farmington’s Kerby Orchard opened in 1945, there were 40 orchards in the San Juan River Valley. Trains, at the time, hauled about 1 million pounds of apples from the valley to New York...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Are you too busy to eat healthy?

I get it – you’re busy, I’m busy, we’re all busy. It’s almost as if the word ‘busy’ has become a badge of honor for us to feel like we’re important. But this busyness can be disastrous to your food...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | COLUMN: Healing Nutrition

Durango’s claim to ‘most restaurants per capita’ holds true

Many cities have a trademark boast-worthy phrase they can’t help but talk up to every tourist or newbie. “We are second to New York in galleries,” Santa Fe says. “The blues were born here,”...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Give DIY (distill-it-yourself) vermouth a try

When I travel, I am inclined to collect foodstuffs. I scour grocery stores looking for snacks and candy, and gather honeys and mustards from markets. A few years ago, I hauled a gallon of olive oil...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Beer lovers, listen up: New book has some life hacks for you

NEW YORK – Beer snobs, turn away, Ben Robinson has some hacks involving your favorite, foamy beverage. The editor in chief of The Observer has written a handy little every guy’s illustrated guide...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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