Liven up fruit salad – with meat

Following the axiom that bacon makes everything better, I decided to use it to jazz up that staple of summer celebrations – fruit salad.I started with a basic fruit salad of watermelon,...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Poultry labeling is no paltry debate

SAN FRANCISCO – A disagreement among poultry producers about whether chicken injected with salt, water and other ingredients can be promoted as “natural” has prompted federal officials to consider...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Truck foodies keep mobile units after they open shops

HOBOKEN, N.J. – Along the waterfront, with postcard views of Manhattan across the Hudson River, sweaty devotees of The Taco Truck line up to order lunch, scooting back to cooled-off jobs to eat...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Diners grill restaurants over seafood sourcing

Distance doesn’t seem to matter. No matter how far they are from the Gulf, waiters and waitresses around the nation are getting the same grilling by diners.Is your seafood clean?After months of...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Back label deciphers nutrition

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. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

New books teach new cooks the fundamentals

Whether you're woefully inadequate in the kitchen or an accomplished cook looking for new challenges, some not-so-light summer reading will help you recapture the lost kitchen arts.Start with The...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Cream cut helps waistline

What’s the healthiest way to lighten your coffee? Anyone who has tried to cut calories by switching from cream to skim milk in their coffee knows that it’s not an easy transition. I often hear...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Novel PB&J has touch of French toast

The constant hunt for new and exciting lunches to pack for my son has led to some pretty creative experiments.The fried egg and cheddar on whole wheat was a flop. Cold sirloin and cold carbonara...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Rick Bayless throws a fiesta with new cookbook

By Michele KayalThe Associated PressRick Bayless has spent three decades teasing out the secrets of Mexican cooking, from street stall grub to high-end restaurant fare. Now the Chicago restaurateur...

DATE: July 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Bubbly chocolate has early success

A Salem company has hit upon a sweet idea: making money from air.Bubble Chocolate - chocolate infused with air bubbles - is looking to make its mark as the first successful aerated chocolate bar to...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Tastes like home

If you are what you eat, then we are what we produce. A glance at a new store's shelves reveals that Southwest Colorado is a unique blend of communities sprinkled with zesty subcultures. There's...

DATE: July 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

Eat a rainbow

Vegetarians are defined by what they shun - meat. Vegans, who reject all food from animals, take it even further. There are flexitarians, who eat a little bit of meat, and pescatarians, who skip...

DATE: July 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Food

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