A fresh take on the (tired) meatball appetizer

Meatballs are a great holiday entertaining food. They are homey, well-loved and easy to do ahead of time.But let’s face it, they’ve been done. They’ve been done with grape jelly and ketchup....

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Ditch the tub-o-dip. DIY onion dip is much better

French onion dip is a delicious and classic holiday party offering.And yet most people don’t bother to make it, instead opting for a tub of convenience. But convenience comes at a cost – a...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Banish dull shrimp cocktail for something zestier

Is shrimp cocktail a mainstay of your holiday party table? And are you a little bored with the same old dish?This year, try something different. We start with the same easy, pre-cooked shrimp, but...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Food, wine pairings for Hanukkah table

This Hanukkah, Napa Valley winemaker Judd Finkelstein will get out the big frying pan, the one that covers all four burners, and cook latkes the way his dad used to. And alongside the crisp potato...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers out to revive homegrown olive oil

Jason Shaw says his first fall harvest yielded fruit for no more than 500 bottles, just enough to sell at select tastings and to share with restaurant chefs in hope of priming their palates for...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Make room: Lunch, Chang-style

1. Kushi oyster (Washington state) with jalapeno vinegar 2. Beef tartare, with quark cheese and celery leaf3. Celery soup with celery salt, popcorn inside4. Potato souffle with caviar, wrapped in a...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Chang, rock star of ramen, goes global

David Chang knocks several times on an unmarked, street-level door in downtown Manhattan. Someone inside clearly recognizes the boss’s knock, and the door opens quickly. The whole place is the size...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Green chile lovers fired up over genetic research

Mention New Mexican cuisine, and mouths start watering. Giant breakfast burritos, plates of enchiladas, tacos and even cheeseburgers – all laced with green chile or drenched in red.New Mexico’s...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Peace, goodwill, tamales

It’s tamale season, and one extended family is making hundreds of dozens of tamales to help two local teens go global with their message of peace and goodwill. Durango High School students Taylor...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

This pudding is icing on the cake

As though the candy canes on the tree and the presents under it aren’t enough, here’s an excuse to have an even sweeter start to Christmas.Cinnamon buns were the inspiration. And while on their own...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Rudolph’s Nose

Start to finish: 5 minutes Servings: 1Ingredients: Ice1 ounce vodka½ ounce triple sec1 ounce cranberry juice1 ounce cherry juice2 to 3 fresh raspberriesBrut Champagne or sparkling wineMethod: In a...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Chilly Pear Tree

Note: To freeze the pears for this recipe, buy the canned pear halves in syrup, drain them, cut them into chunks, then arrange them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze, then transfer to...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

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