Vodka is latest duet of music and liquors

Do you like your vodka classical? Or are you a little bit rock ’n’ roll? Whatever your taste, there’s a label out there for you, as liquor producers join forces with some big names.One of the...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Capers add unexpected pungency to tapenade wrap

When you need to jam a lot of flavor into a simple dish, reach for an umami bomb.That is, foods that are jammed with the fifth taste – savory (to go along with bitter, sweet, salty and sour). In a...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Deliciously swampish

The beauty of Halloween treats is that you don’t have to worry about making them pretty. In fact, the uglier they are, the better. And we generally discourage cooking with open wounds. Then again,...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Blood Drop Cookies

Start to finish: 2½ hours (20 minutes active) Servings: Makes 3 dozen cookiesIngredients: 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate bits½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter2/3 cup packed brown sugar2/3 cup...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Bog Bars

Start to finish: 40 minutes (10 minutes active) Servings: 16Ingredients: 2 cups dried cherries½ cup apple or orange juice¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter2¼ cups packed brown sugar3 eggs1 teaspoon...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Pumpkin Pie Punch

Start to finish: 10 minutes Servings: Makes 1½ gallons (about 24 cups)Ingredients: 15-ounce can pumpkin puree1 cup packed dark brown sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon ground ginger¼ teaspoon...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Spatchcock is a funny word for a fast dinner

I’ve been spending a lot of time spatchcocking lately.Because while it sounds like something that should be X-rated, it’s really just a ridiculously simple and speedy way of roasting a whole...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Industry opposes marketing rules

Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam can rest easy. Government officials fine-tuning guidelines for marketing food to children say they won’t push the food industry to get rid of colorful cartoon...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Beef is part of healthy diet

Simply put – I am a very happy carnivore. Life without beef would be... depressing.Yes, I know the anti-meat cops have declared that one person’s steak is every person’s poison. But I believe beef...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Growlers roar as new old way to buy beer

Ed McAleer likes to drink his brown ale and IPA straight from a beer tap. But he doesn’t need to be in a pub to do so.When he has a hankering for a draft beer at home, McAleer pours himself a cold...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Breaking free from gluten

Depending on whom you ask, gluten intolerance is defined as a spectrum disorder, with celiac disease on one end and sensitivity to wheat products on the other, or the “disease du jour” that is...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Chef John Besh backs loan program for farms

It looks like the perfect, bucolic life – neat barns and a rustic store, cows grazing peacefully under the trees beside a pond, a sprawling house just across the road, and the third and fourth...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

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