Lunch ladies going gourmet

DENVER – They still wear sensible shoes, but the nation’s lunch ladies are trading in their hairnets for chef toques as they undergo a gourmet makeover.With the childhood-obesity rates creating...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Consider rotisserie chicken a culinary blank slate

Once again, the rotisserie chicken rescues the weeknight cook.And I’m fairly confident I’ve never actually eaten a rotisserie chicken as one would a traditional roasted chicken – as in, slabs or...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Sweet success

Vegetable gardening in and around Durango is no cake walk.The growing season is short. Precipitation is unreliable (and sometimes falls in the plant-pummeling form of hail). The soil is mostly clay...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Pop isn’t dead: Icy treats become sweet trend

ATLANTA – The line of people in the sweltering gas station parking lot grows longer as the sun beats down. They aren’t here for gas.One-by-one, each person steps up to a small cart festooned with a...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

A novelty overseas, blind dining is coming to NYC

NEW YORK – A French restaurant group that offers pitch-dark dining is preparing to open New York City’s first blind eatery.Eat with your eyes? Not at Dans le Noir?, French for “In the Dark?.” At...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Back panel key ingredient of nutrition information

SAN FRANCISCO – You want your back-to-schooler to eat a healthy diet, so you pack a “wheat” bread sandwich and tuck a “juice” drink in her brown-bag lunch. But did you know that loaf simply labeled...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Florence: 1 burger from 4 cuts of meat

When Tyler Florence was creating hamburgers for his new restaurant, his goal was simple – a burger that stays moist no matter how well-done it is cooked.The solution was all a matter of numbers –...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Emeril: A burger inspired by BAM!

You’ve got to work hard to create a burger that lives up to the catchphrase “Bam!”And Emeril Lagasse has done just that, offering a seriously over-the-top half-pound burger of prime ground chuck...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Lang grills and griddles

When crafting a great burger, check the weather.So goes the advice of Adam Perry Lang, owner of New York’s Daisy May’s BBQ USA restaurant, a classic rib shack known for its whole pig, pulled pork...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

cake balls

Cake balls are little drops of chocolate bliss from Russia, with love. Custom cake baker and artist Luda Woodward has introduced Durangoans to a unique confection from her childhood. The bite-sized...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Author launches iPhone food app

Now you can get things “Yum-o” to go.Rachael Ray, best-selling cookbook author and TV personality, has a new iPhone application, “Tasty Bytes,” that combines recipes and cooking tips with a...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Healthy take on grilled Caesar

If your idea of a virtuous dinner out is ordering the grilled chicken Caesar salad, you should prepare yourself for some disappointment.These salads may sound light, but they can pack some serious...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

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