Mexican restaurant says ‘si’ to Passover

Do salsa and gefilte fish mix?They do if you’re Howard Greenstone, a “nice Jewish boy from Jersey,” who is CEO and president of Rosa Mexicano, a small chain of upscale Mexican restaurants.The idea...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Slow cooking tenderizes a delicious Passover stew

The expansive nature of the Passover seder gathering can present a fantastic opportunity to use food to bring together the different elements that are part of each family’s history.Since Jews have...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Pressed for time? Make panini

Maybe you are sick of the same old turkey sandwich day after day. Maybe you are tired of heating up your kitchen with the stove. Or maybe you want to impress the heck out of some dinner guests with...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

The well- stocked pantry

Just as a good carpenter will tell you it takes a blueprint and a gaggle of good tools, veteran Durango cooks will tell you most kitchen success starts with a game plan that includes quality key...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Flavors of Fusion

Durango has a reputation for offering as many dining options as cities two and three times its size. That’s arguable, but few would disagree that we have a number of restaurants offering bites of...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Use spring herbs, veggies for pasta

For the dedicated kitchen gardener, winter can be a tough period limited to leafing through seed catalogs and stretching the remnants of whatever was canned or frozen from last season’s...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Spring asparagus makes healthy soup

Global markets and high-tech shipping methods have put asparagus on our tables virtually year-round, yet most of us still associate it with spring.But whenever you eat it, asparagus is a...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Scientist writes 2,438-page, $625 cookbook

Nathan Myhrvold didn’t just go to school; he worked on the quantum theory of gravity with Stephen Hawking. He didn’t just get a job; he became Microsoft’s first chief technology officer. As a...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Durangoan’s Southwest flair wins national recipe contest

DeeAnn Ruiz, team leader of nutrition services at Mercy Regional Medical Center, has taken the top prize in the Campbell’s Souper Recipe Contest and Cook-off, sponsored by Campbell Soup Company’s...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Goodbye, guilt-free fries? Calorie counts may soon be on menus

WASHINGTON – Like it or not, many restaurant diners soon will know more about what they are eating under menu labeling requirements proposed Friday by the Food and Drug Administration.The...

DATE: April 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Avocado fat is healthy, good fat

The flesh of a ripe Hass avocado is so luxuriously buttery and creamy you know from the first bite that it’s loaded with fat.The great news is that it nevertheless is good for you. The fat that’s...

DATE: March 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Risk low from radiation in food in Japan

Radiation-tainted spinach from Japan’s damaged nuclear reactors may sound scary, but here’s a reality check: Even if any made it to stores there, you’d have to be Popeye to eat enough to worry....

DATE: March 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food