Spicy candy is going to be big this year. But why can’t you taste the heat?

In the past year, America’s confectioners collectively got the hots for spicy candy. Jolly Rancher Hotties hit stores last summer. They were followed by Sour Patch Kids Fire and Starburst Sweet...

DATE: March 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

OpenTable asks restaurants to provide a safe space for women in kitchens

If you work in a restaurant, you might soon be seeing a sign posted in your place of employment that shows its zero tolerance for harassment. The sign is the most visible part of a new initiative...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

All hail kolaches, the buns of Texas (and beyond)

Kolaches are Czech-born, Texas-favorite soft rolls with a satisfyingly sunken patch of filling. Ask almost anyone from the Lone Star State whether they know about kolache (co-LAHCH) and be prepared...

DATE: March 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Less of New Mexico’s famed chile crop produced in 2017

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico farmers produced fewer of the state’s famed hot peppers in 2017, and data released by federal and state agriculture officials show the value of the chile crop has declined....

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Ska Brewing debuts Berliner Weisse

Herald staff report The fourth beer in Ska Brewing Co.’s Mod Project, Berliner Weisse, is now in stores. Berliner Weisse has a light citrus aroma with a hint of champagne and 4.5 percent ABV, the...

DATE: March 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

5 types of apples, once thought extinct, are rediscovered

LEWISTON, Idaho – Five types of apples, once thought to be extinct, have been rediscovered in northern Idaho and eastern Washington. The Lewiston Tribune newspaper reported earlier this month that...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Black bean dip, improved: It’s smoky and warm

The average black bean dip is a reliably good snack option. Full of plant protein and savory spices, it is healthfully satisfying but rarely memorable. However, this is not your average black bean...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Chef Profile: McKenzie Miller trains the next generation at Manna

Standing in the test kitchen at Manna Culinary Arts, McKenzie Miller pauses and looks around. The room is brightly lit and well-equipped; gleaming metal prep tables, a pair of giant ovens and...

DATE: March 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Local man turns passion into new business

Ernie Padilla opened his traveling restaurant, “The Wigglin’ Pig,” to local popularity. Padilla bought his trailer a year ago when he was working in the construction business and renovated it...

DATE: March 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Ska Brewing Co. distributing Telluride Brewing’s beers

Herald Staff Report Telluride Brewing has partnered with Ska Brewing Company for distribution in Durango. In addition to bars, restaurants, and liquor stores, Telluride’s beers are now sometimes...

DATE: March 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

These big puffy pancakes are as easy as they are spectacular

As soon as the server elbows through the kitchen door and begins to wend her way through the pancake-house rush, you can’t take your eyes off what she is ferrying. It is an eggy crater the size of...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Hops and hopes: Female brewers toast Women’s Day

Female brewers worldwide are raising a stein to International Women’s Day. Thousands of women in the beer business and female homebrewers are brewing together around the event, which falls on...

DATE: March 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food