How to drink tequila and mezcal like a grown-up

There’s something about tequila that activates the revelry gland, whatever part of the American brain it is that responds to a bottle of Cuervo by bawling “PAAAAARRRTY!” No one bawls “PAAAAARRRTY!”...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

A tasty summer salad that’s throw-together simple

Sometimes, I’m up for anything in the kitchen: ready to experiment, excited by recipes that require multiple processes. Most weeknights, though, my pressing question is: What can I throw together...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

The cool thing to do with berries past their prime

Summer berries are whiz-bang beautiful right up until they aren’t. At overripe, they can still taste as good or even better, though, which is why industrious cooks get out pie plates and jam pots...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

How to roast peppers – the unsung heroes of your produce bin

Roasted peppers are one of the most versatile ingredients around. Use them on a salad or pizza, puree them into soup or sauces, toss them in tacos or sandwiches, or lightly dress them and serve...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Farmers Market Profile: Pitts Family Ranch hopes new land will increase market

Michele Pitts spent her childhood in Durango. When she had an opportunity to return to the Four Corners four years ago, she jumped at it. Pitts and her husband, Jim, founded Pitts Family Ranch four...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Smiley Market hopes to act as entryway into Durango’s marketplace

In the past year, Durango’s farmers market scene has exploded, growing from one to four markets in the city. Joining the Durango, Animas City and Three Springs markets is a new market at the Smiley...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Traditional Mexican tacqueria opens in Dolores

Authentic and affordable Mexican food is the trademark for Nanny’s Taqueria, a new restaurant in Dolores on 11th Street. Business partners Humberto Arrendondo and Guillermo Garcia have been cooking...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

These cherry pies are buttery, crispy and tart - and they fit in the palm of your hand

Food memories are funny. While I remember distinctly the very first time I tasted a fried pie, I find I can’t really recall its flavor, texture or any particulars. More, I remember my brain darn...

DATE: July 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

China tariffs could erode remaining US shark fin business

PORTLAND, Maine – A new set of Chinese tariffs on U.S. seafood, including items made from shark fins, could further erode what remains of the American industry for the controversial products. China...

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Jack Daniel’s prices increase in Europe because of tariffs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The price of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey will increase in the European Union because of the impact of the bloc’s new 25 percent tariff. The EU is taxing a range of U.S....

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

This chicken recipe is so good it could bring back the balsamic craze

I share with you a go-to recipe that’s so simple and versatile that it actually dropped out of my weeknight rotation, because (a) it’s “just chicken,” and (b) there are so many other chicken dishes...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Ska Brewing debuts MoSka Mule Saturday

Ska Brewing Co. will release its 23rd anniversary beer, MoSka Mule, in cans across its distribution footprint next week. This ale was brewed with ginger and lime to create the flavors of a...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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