DHS ProStart chefs win culinary contest

The four members of Durango High School’s ProStart team won top honors at the 13th annual ProStart Invitational Sysco Hospitality Cup competition held last week at Johnson & Wales University in...

DATE: March 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

The fearless baker

Banker by day. Baker by weekend.When asked for baking advice, Angelia Cook, a 37-year-old branch manager at Vectra Bank Durango branch manager, tosses in a heaping handful of hospitality and common...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour1cup whole-wheat flour¼ cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon salt1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spiceDash each of nutmeg, cloves...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Enjoy these savory pies for dinner

Why should pie be limited to dessert?No reason at all, actually. Everything we love about pie – a moist and delicious interior, a flaky bronzed crust – can work as easily for savory dinners and...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Products target diners who want 2nd breakfast

Sometimes one breakfast isn’t enough. So why not sneak in a second or a third? On-the-go Americans increasingly are consuming their morning calories over several hours instead of sitting down to...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Marinate steak in lager for St. Pat’s Day dinner

As much as I love the dark, velvety richness of Guinness lager, that love isn’t strong enough to drag me into an Irish pub on St. Patrick’s Day.I’d rather be at home, avoiding the crowds and...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Debate intensifies over filming factory farms

Animal-welfare groups reacted with outrage after the Iowa Legislature made the state the first to approve a bill making it a crime to surreptitiously get into a farming operation to record video of...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

High demand for chiles means N.M. sometimes must import

The official state question “Red or Green?” should be accompanied by a second question: “Locally grown or foreign?”Fifteen or 20 years ago, you might have been able to walk into a restaurant or...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Camaraderie in kitchen

Julio Gerena is in a wheelchair, his long career in the U.S. Navy and Army forever behind him. But the 52-year-old recaptured some of the old military camaraderie while peeling potatoes and...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Food’s new faces are Latina

A decade after Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez helped Latin music explode into the mainstream, Latina chefs are doing the same for food.From Food Network’s Marcela Valladolid and Evette Rios on...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

‘Cooking Cardiologist’ on a mission to save hearts

One in three Americans die from heart disease or strokes. That amounts to 2,200 deaths every day. Colorado cardiologist Dr. Richard Collins believes a way to fight this trend is to tackle the...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Plums give a fresh, tangy taste to a classic crisp

When we think of winter desserts, we often think of spiced flavors and butter-laden richness.But while that butter may bring comfort at the end of a chilly winter day, it also adds tons of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

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