Durango breweries land two golds at Great American Beer Festival

Further cementing its place in the world of craft brewing, Durango is bringing home two golds from this year’s Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Ska Brewing Co.’s Oktoberfest won the gold...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Offerman to narrate literary audiobook ‘Twain’s Feast’

NEW YORK – An upcoming audiobook about Mark Twain offers food for thought, and some thoughts for food. Nick Offerman will narrate “Twain’s Feast,” a look at Twain’s life through the food he loved....

DATE: Sept. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Big, juicy pork chops - stuffed and sauced with a flurry of fall flavors

Here, big, juicy pork chops are stuffed and sauced with a flurry of fall flavors – and it’s all cooked in a single pan. They are filled with a savory-sweet mixture of sauteed apple, onion and kale,...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Crispy, convenient taquitos

I knew and loved taquitos long before I tried one from 7-Eleven, where they rotate along with the hot dogs (and plenty of grease) on that roller grill. At the Tex-Mex restaurants of my youth in San...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Fishmonger offers lobsters some herb before the butter

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine – These lobsters are going to pot in more ways than one. A Maine lobster pound is banking on using marijuana to try to make cooking the crustaceans a little more humane. The...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Container of Food chef Jeremy Storm connects food to place

As much as Durangoans love food, they aren’t willing to travel far for it. At least, that’s what Jeremy Storm, chef at The Container of Food at Ska Brewing Co., has experienced. “It’s amazing how...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

The sweet secret of spiced-pear muffins

Lately I’ve been playing around with date sugar in my kitchen, and I’ve become increasingly sold on it as an alternative sweetener. Date sugar is not a true sugar; it is a naturally sweet dried...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Stubborn Farm & Burk Beef stubbornly endures drought

Stubborn Farm & Burk Beef, located west of Mancos, has a straightforward mission. “All we do is raise grass-fed beef. Pretty simple,” said ranch manager Dustin Stein. The ranch has had a stand at...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Animas River Green Chile Festival to celebrate Southwest’s venerable pepper

You can find green chiles smothered on a burrito, on top of a burger and running through the veins of New Mexicans. Beans and chile are New Mexico’s official state veggies and the option for red or...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

South Africa’s wines: From 1650s to today

Over the past 20 years, we have witnessed a significant increase in quality wine from South Africa. Grapes, though, have been grown in and around Cape Town since the 1650s. The South African wine...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | COLUMN: The Grapevine

New sugar label rules about maple syrup, honey coming soon

PORTLAND, Maine – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says new guidance about added sugars that will provide an alternate labeling option for pure maple syrup and honey will be released next...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Add flavor and save money by infusing your own vinegar, booze and more

Laugh if you must, but one of my fondest memories of my honeymoon is visiting an olive oil and vinegar shop and tasting as many flavors as I wanted. This was about a decade ago, before I really got...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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