How to substitute for alcohol in cooking and baking

There are a number of reasons alcohol is off-limits for some people when cooking or baking, such as an allergy or an inability to use it when preparing food for children or those who might be in...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

The debate between cast-iron haters and loyalists is as enduring as the pan itself

Cast-iron pans have a storied place in American home cooking. The hefty, glossy black workhorses have plenty of attributes: They hold heat like champs, can put a crusty sear on a steak and they...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Marinate Camembert, Czech-style, for your next low-effort snack

I’m sitting in a crowded pub in Prague. It’s warmly lit, cozy and a little smoky. My band has just completed its first European tour, and we’re celebrating with our Czech driver and tour manager,...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

New tipping rules will help restaurant owners and hurt workers, advocates say

Depending on who is reviewing them, America’s new tipping regulations will either help bridge the historic pay gap between servers and line cooks, as well as clarify practices that have resulted in...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

I was an air fryer skeptic, but now it’s the only thing that gets me excited about pandemic cooking

If I applied Marie Kondo’s simple yet polarizing question to my kitchen appliances, only my air fryer would make the cut. It has undeniably sparked a particular kind of pandemic joy: the pleasures...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Why you’ll always find sweetened condensed milk in my kitchen

A number of kitchen staples have helped me get through the last almost 10 months of working and parenting at home. They include quesadillas (with black beans from my Instant Pot), sourdough...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

The best food books of 2020 that will get you thinking, not cooking

No single thread connects my favorite food books (as opposed to cookbooks) of 2020, other than the fact that, perhaps, each author has no stomach for conventional thinking or even conventional...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Ska Brewing Co. releases dark version of a favorite beer

Since 1999, one of the sure signs that it’s spring or summer in Durango has been Ska Brewing Co.’s Mexican Logger on the shelves. After all, those were the only seasons in which you could purchase...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

These 10 food trends were the distractions we needed in 2020

This year, many of us spent a lot more time in our kitchens than we could have imagined, turning out multiple meals a day and sometimes getting bored with our own rinse-and-repeat repertoires. We...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Pandemic gives rise to Durango-based grazing board business

In the time of COVID-19, it’s rare that the pandemic leads to the start of a food business rather than the end of one. But that is exactly what happened for Farm to Fingers, a new service that...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Christmas dinner can be festive - and thrifty - with this $60 feast for four

One of the realities of Christmas 2020 is that many people are on tighter budgets than usual. That doesn’t have to be an impediment to a sumptuous, festive holiday meal – instead, let it be like a...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Crack open the best 2020 wine books for rich history, international politics and a vintner’s lively memoir

Each year at this time, I recommend my favorite wine books published in the previous 12 months. In this year of coronavirus and isolation, we have more time to read, stoke our thirst and even plan...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

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