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

Confused about the term ‘soy milk’? FDA wants to know

NEW YORK – Do people understand the differences between milk and soy and rice “milk”? That’s what the Food and Drug Administration is asking as it considers whether soy and other non-dairy products...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

5 rules for successful wine pairing

The cliché is true: red with red, white with white. That’s the simplest way of clearing up confusion about wine pairing. While this basic advice covers virtually any meal and wine pairing, there is...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2018 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

Foodie trends and where to find them

The unfrosted cakes you’ve been seeing this wedding season aren’t rushed jobs. It’s a food trend, and trends like this seem to appear out of nowhere before, with the help of food-porn Instagram...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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