Thinking outside the usual (lunch) box sandwiches

Lunch box sandwiches don’t have to default to ham and cheese or peanut butter and jelly.There are plenty of options to mix things up and keep them interesting. Ditching the sliced bread is a good...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Sowing seeds of confusion

Any way you slice it, the tomato is one confusing comestible.There’s the whole identity crisis thing – is it a fruit or a vegetable? And don’t get us started on the tuh-MAY-to, tuh-MAH-to thing....

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Et voila! Vending machines dispense French baguettes

France is the home of the baguette, that savory, crisp staple of a fabled gastronomy. But just try getting a fresh one in the evening, or on a holiday, or even in August, when many of the country’s...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Get 2 for 1 with these green beans

When it comes to green beans, the oven tends to get overlooked.Maybe it’s because steaming and sauteing are so quick, and bringing out the best in green beans calls for just a bit of heat. But a...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Dishing it Out

Thanksgiving might be months away, but locals are showing gratitude every week this summer. Hot temperatures have boosted some vegetables and bolted others, but local farmers market finds are...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Too many zucchini in the garden? Marinate them to make a salad

Donatella Arpaia has fond memories of a dramatic salad.“I grew up in the restaurant business. My father had a restaurant for 40 years in Long Island called La Tavernetta,” Arpaia, a lawyer turned...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Watermelon: More than wedges and fruit salads

When it comes to creative ways to consume watermelon, we tend to shortchange ourselves.There is the classic feta cheese, tomato and watermelon salad. There are various riffs on lemonade spiked with...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Farm fresh

Farmed fish often are misunderstood. Farms are for tomatoes, milk cows and things you can pick. Fish are meant to flail at the end of a line in the jungle-like wilderness of the world’s rivers and...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Low-calorie foods appeal to your inner glutton

When’s the last time you were guiltily scraping your way to the bottom of an ice cream carton and noticed this message: “150 calories per pint”?Yes, per pint.Foods aimed at helping you slim down...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Ham and cheese sandwich packs flavor and nutrition

In a moment of vacation desperation, my son’s dream sandwich was born.It was late. My son was hungry, tired and cranky. We’d just arrived at our rental apartment, and there was virtually no food in...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Healthy fried chicken? Flash frying is the key!

I know what you did last weekend.You splurged on a big, juicy, extra-crispy piece of fried chicken – or maybe two – at that family picnic. And then you lamented the fact that you can’t eat it more...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

Dishing it Out

Four Durango restaurants earned respected Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence, announced in the most recent issue of the magazine of the same name that carries restaurant information on 37,000...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2011 | CATEGORY: Food

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