After years in brown rice limbo, vegan gets hot

Vegan food gets a bad rap among meat eaters. It’s typically portrayed as bland or somehow lacking.This stew is anything but. It is flavorful, colorful and full-bodied. It doesn’t require a trip to...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Vegan diets becoming more popular, more mainstream

You’ve come a long way, vegan.Once mocked as a fringe diet for sandal-wearing health food store workers, veganism is moving from marginal to mainstream in the United States.The vegan Skinny Bitch...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Restaurants uploading menus on iPads for diners

CHICAGO – The bar is buzzing on a busy night at Chicago Cut steakhouse as regulars Keith and Peg Bragg sit at a high table scanning the wine list.Within seconds, they have all bottles under $40 at...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Soup up your diet to lose a little weight

If losing weight is on your list of New Year’s resolutions (again), add slurping soup to your to-do list.A bowl of soup is mostly liquid, making it a lower calorie way to feel satisfied without...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

New generation of Italian chefs shake up classics

MODENA, Italy – In Massimo Bottura’s hands, the traditional Italian peasant pasta and bean dish known as pasta e fagioli is rethought as a gustatory metaphor for the people who have influenced...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Making art from the contents of the refrigerator

Carl Warner never told his kids not to play with their food.“They’d make smiley faces from onion rings,” says the London-based photographer. “It’s a wonderful thing to do. I do it all the time.”In...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Moderation, mixers key to keep cocktails low-cal

BERKELEY, Calif. – Can cocktails and calorie-counting mix? Up to a point, say diet experts and mixologists, but you have to keep a close eye on exactly what and how much is going into your...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Rum a jolly base for making these raisined tartlets

Editor’s note: The Durango Herald has been testing cookie recipes from The Associated Press for the next few weeks. This is the last in a series of successes and foibles of holiday baking. Ho, ho...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

It’s the Art and Elmo show

“C” is for cookie. And “N” is for nutrition.The folks at “Sesame Street” are hoping to spell out a message of eating well with a new initiative aimed at fighting hunger.The program, “Food for...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

2010: Bacon became passé, artisanal got (too?) big

Bow your heads, please, for 2010 saw yet another foodie term of affection jump the shark – artisanal.This year big business continued to follow the foodie dollar, co-opting and transforming the...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

No matter what you call it, rice is a versatile dish

Emma dubbed it Christmas rice. Molly called it red rice while Clay was just ready to eat it. We were heading out of town for the holidays so my intention was to empty the shelves. With a bag of...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Be sure to stir these no-bake cookies

Editor’s note: The Durango Herald will be testing cookie recipes from The Associated Press for the next few weeks. We’ll share with you the successes and foibles of holiday baking. We’ll give you...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

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