DiSpirito says ditch calories, keep the sin

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito wants to turn a collection of healthy recipes into a lifestyle, and he wants people to feel bad about it.The key to transforming comfort food into...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

An easy, crispy Mardi Gras shrimp

Start thinking about Mardi Gras and New Orleans, and it won’t be long before you’ve got shrimp on your mind.The preparation of these party-perfect crispy shrimp with spicy Cajun sauce is somewhat...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Athletes quaff no-alcohol beer

PORTLAND, Maine – Beer. It’s not just for couch potatoes anymore.A Bavarian brewmeister is touting its no-alcohol beer as the latest sport drink for athletes, handing it out at the finish line of...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Groups to offer local food forums

The Growing Partners of Southwest Colorado, a partnership of nonprofit organizations and service agencies dedicated to implementing sustainable local food programs that reach all incomes, ages and...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Vegan chef teaches flavorful Thai cooking techniques

Pagosa Springs’ vegan practitioner and author Tess Challis shared tofu secrets Saturday at a Thai cooking class sponsored by the Durango Mountain Institute at Durango Mountain Resort. If the...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

West goes wild for chocolate

More than 800 guests turned out on Friday night at the La Plata County Fairgrounds to celebrate 25 years of Chocolate Fantasia, a gustatory gala to benefit the Volunteers of America Southwest...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

New slant on old standard

How do you describe the Ore House? She’s a gracefully aging woman in a basic black dress. In Durango’s dynamic parade of chic and style-conscious restaurants, unexpected in a community this size,...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Herald beefing up food section

Today The Durango Herald launches an all-new, locally focused food section that showcases and celebrates Durango’s passion for food and drink. The new section, published every Wednesday, soon will...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

There’s a chili in the air

God help the cook who brags he can make the best pot of red chili in the land. Or is it spelled c-h-i-l-l-y, as in the temperature this morning? Or c-h-i-l-e, like that place way down south that...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Could cocoa bean prices chill love on Valentine’s Day?

Cupid got off easy this Valentine’s Day, but spikes in cocoa bean and sugar prices may have the Easter bunny digging deeper into your pocket for those chocolate eggs and rabbits.Chocolate prices...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Slide into Super Bowl

Super Bowl party food is all about big, comfy flavor and ease. Because on the day of the big game, you want to spend your time in front of the tube, not the stove.Sliders are great because they can...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Ribs for an easy party

Nothing says game time like eating meat off the bone. Though ribs take a long time to cook, most of the cooking is unattended.In this recipe, the ribs get rubbed with a dry seasoning mixture, then...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food