Secret ingredient adds flavor and moisture to roast chicken

And the secret ingredient is – mayonnaise!The first time anyone told me that, I thought I was going to faint or laugh out loud. It sounded preposterous. But then I tasted the food, and suddenly it...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Cool Orange, Jicama and Mango Slaw

Notes: Mango adds a cooling, sweet tartness to this traditional Mexican combination of citrus and jicama. The grating of the jicama gives the dish the texture of an American slaw and is a welcome...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Chipotle Chicken

Note: This wet rub can be used equally well on thick fish steaks or large whole fish, such as snapper. Start to finish: 3 to 5 hours (20 minutes active)Servings: 8Ingredients: 7-ounce can chipotle...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

The way of tea

“Chakai” has come to the White Dragon Tea Room, a corner of calm tucked neatly into the rear of the No Place Like Home retail shop at 820 Main Ave. in downtown Durango.The tea room recently...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Winter demands warm comfort of Italian macaroni and cheese

In this grown-up version of macaroni and cheese, we take a trip to Italy. Sort of.Inspired by the Italian sub popular in the northeastern U.S., we sauteed up salami, garlic peppers, sun-dried...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Replace butter with ghee for a more buttery flavor

Why not just use butter?It’s a fair question, especially because ghee is going to be more trouble to find (it’s hidden in your grocer’s international or natural-foods aisles) and you’ll pay way...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Expect unexpected from Chinese food maven

RedFarm is a trendy Chinese restaurant full of quirks, such as a menu featuring Pac-Man dumplings and pastrami egg rolls and a rustic decor more Americana than Mandarin.But perhaps the biggest...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

The priciest cut

Half a world away from the secretive farms that produce Japan’s legendary Kobe beef, Jerry Wilson raises the American version of the meat that will become $50 steaks and $13 burgers.The chocolatey...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

A hearty and healthy pork stew

It’s winter. It’s cold. You want something hearty. But you’re also trying to eat better and don’t want to ruin your diet by diving into a cream-laden casserole.A lean stew is just the thing you...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Think big beefy roast for an impressive family feast

A rib roast is a classy addition to your dinner table. Served alongside roasted potatoes and vegetables, it is hearty, homey and elegant.For this recipe we used a bone-in rib-eye, a beautifully...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Eat like a court justice

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s children banished her from the kitchen decades ago – her tuna fish casserole the target of family jokes. Dinner duties instead fell to her husband,...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Food

Smokin’ is hot

If you remember nothing else about smoking a turkey, remember two words – low and slow.That’s likely what Bruce Kirkpatrick, local attorney, civil engineer and turkey-smoking curmudgeon might say....

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

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