‘Cereal snacks’ are just bigger cereal for people too lazy to add milk

Big Cereal has big ambitions. The makers of the sugary stuff that traditionally has fueled American breakfasts are setting their sights far beyond the bowl. You can buy coffee creamer flavored like...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

What’s the secret to pairing beer with food?

When it comes to pairing beer and food, Durango has a world-class expert. Sean Clark is the chief operations officer and executive chef at Peak Food & Beverage, which runs Bird’s, El Moro Spirits &...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Help your dough rise to the occasion during the winter

I continue to develop my skills as a fairly new sourdough baker, and one of those is how to find success in winter. Whether you’re making sourdough bread or loaves made with commercial dry yeast,...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Calling all dill lovers: This old-school ham salad sandwich is for you

Make me a bowl of a chicken or tuna salad and I’m set for days. I love the ease of both and will happily eat them again and again scooped onto lettuce leaves, in sandwiches or on crackers for a...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Potatoes aren’t the only vegetables you should be mashing

A bowl of buttery, creamy mashed potatoes is a thing of beauty and elegance. But spuds aren’t the only vegetables you should mash. Root vegetables – such as rutabagas, parsnips and turnips – are...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Trinidad-style aloo and channa infuses an Indian classic with Caribbean flavor

There’s no denying the simplicity of Trinidad-style aloo and channa. Creamy Yukon Gold potatoes are coated in curry powder, then simmered until soft. Canned chickpeas are added, and the whole pot...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Cooking for one: 6 tips to keep things practical, flexible and fun

Many of us have been spending more time at home over the past 10 months, and a lot more of that time has been spent alone. With the coronavirus pandemic cutting off access to friends and social...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

How to braise vegetables and bring out their best flavors

To braise or not to braise, that is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the kitchen to prepare vegetables with low heat and little moisture, or to use another technique from one’s culinary bag of...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

The Soup Palette returns to Durango

Like a Renaissance fresco receiving a fresh restoration, a favorite Durango restaurant has been restored – albeit in a different form – after fading away for a time. Before it closed in January...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

TikTok’s tortilla trend is basically a quesadilla – with extra fun folded in

Social media food trends come and go. Some are fleeting (remember rainbow bagels?) while others are seemingly here to stay (i.e. all manner of “charcuterie” boards). The latest entrant enjoying its...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Loaded baked potato soup is the simple, luscious bowl of comfort I crave in colder months

I am not crazy for soup like some people. They could eat it every day, long for it and rave about the latest soup recipe they’ve discovered. For me, other than gumbo, which I’ll eat any day, any...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Vegetarian wontons are a delight to eat in this light, fragrant soup

No matter how you consume a wonton, one bite and you understand why the word translates from the Cantonese as “cloud swallow,” as Grace Young writes in her masterful book “The Wisdom of the Chinese...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

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