Virtual winery tours are bringing wine country to you

The pitch seemed too good to be true. A video graphics firm specializing in virtual-reality exhibits and “minds-on experiences” was offering to produce virtual tours of wineries, for no charge. “I...

DATE: June 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Documentary focuses on unlikely champion of Mexican cuisine

NEW YORK – If you add garlic to your guacamole, we have bad news: You’re not doing it right. Do you mince the onion? That’s also a no-no. And, please, leave the avocado lumpy. So says 97-year-old...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

How solo cooks are managing in the pandemic — without resorting to cereal for dinner

I did not attend the virtual lasagna party plastered all over my social media a few weeks back. Neither did Candice Springer, Richard Lee or Valen West. Tayari Jones, a novelist in Atlanta, has no...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango Farmers Market to increase number of vendors and market rows

Starting in June, the Durango Farmers Market will expand its presence Saturday mornings in the TBK Bank parking lot on West Eighth Street across from the City Transit Center. The market will now...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

You don’t need a lot of time to make – and then eat – great pickles

Actually, you can pickle that. I’m not suggesting you go to the outrageous lengths of pickling an old shoe or parking tickets (although that would be cathartic ...), as depicted in the famous...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Canned tuna goes bold with Mediterranean flavors

I love canned tuna. A simple tuna salad piled on toasted bread or stuffed inside a ripe avocado or tomato is my idea of a delicious lunch. I eagerly dig into a salad niçoise-style dish with chunks...

DATE: May 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Capture the sunny freshness of lemons with syrup, marmalade and preserves

In his 1925 poem “I Limoni” (“The Lemons”), Eugenio Montale calls the scent of lemons “a restless sweetness raining on the heart” and “riches,” and the fruit itself “sunlight’s golden trumpets”...

DATE: May 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Slow cookers vs. multicookers (aka Instant Pots): Which is right for you?

There seems to be little that Americans can agree on these days when it comes to current events, but politics is far from the only arena where we’re divided. Even in the food world, tribalism rears...

DATE: May 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

How to make a better bowl of guacamole

Food controversies are a dime a dozen these days, but those of us with any long-term memory – or at least those of us in the business of eating – are unlikely to forget the uproar when a certain...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

14 days of quarantine kitchen

Day 1 My daughter Rosie, 13, and I return from food shopping with two plump weeks worth of food. This ritual once contained great likelihood of impromptu reunions by the dairy cooler; now we assess...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Spiny and delicious, sea urchins shine in a new documentary

NEW YORK – They are briny and sweet – once you get past those formidable spines. Biting into one has been likened to kissing a mermaid. Now they are ready for their close-up. Sea urchins – which...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Reopened restaurants reveal dining’s ‘new normal’: Masked waiters, e-menus and booth dividers

The waiters wear plastic gloves and masks. The menus might be disposable, or even on customers’ phones. Diners might not be allowed to sit with anyone who doesn’t live in their household. Perhaps...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

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