Pamela Hasterok

Position: Special to the Herald

Looking good enough to eat

Brigitte Holiday sets coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax in a bowl over hot water to melt. She measures baking soda and arrowroot powder on a scale and dumps it into the warmed oils, stirring...

DATE: May 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Food

Lessons of love

For many of us, food is an expression of affection – the favorite Christmas cookie painstakingly made year after year, the famous osso buco braised into total tenderness for hours, the perfect...

DATE: May 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Food

A dynamic duo

Like coffee and cream, like orange and chocolate, like Lucy and Desi, steak and red wine make a great pair. And in Colorado, where great beef is grown, the two are a natural couple. But just as...

DATE: April 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Food

Salt: Worth its weight?

It can preserve a body, blow up a fortress and season a Sunday roast – it’s salt, the oldest mineral on earth. Ten thousand years after humans first consumed it, it’s as controversial as ever....

DATE: April 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Food

Springing to life

Imagine a beautiful piece of wild halibut, pan seared and sitting atop a polenta pyramid accompanied by a ragout of bright green peas, mint and basil. If that doesn’t get you excited about spring,...

DATE: April 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Food

Keeping the faith?

To eat bread or to eat matzo, that is the question for Jews the world over starting Friday, the first night of Passover. Of course, the Bible tells us we are not to eat bread or any leavened thing...

DATE: March 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Food

Rising stars

They have the biceps of Paul Bunyan, the endurance of a professional cyclist and the delicacy of a Japanese calligrapher. They’re bakers and thus perfectionists, toiling at Serious Delights...

DATE: March 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Food

Nuke it or not?

Name a common household appliance you own but never use. If you’re me, that would be the vacuum. If you’re a Durango chef, environmentalist or nutritionist, it would be something far more valuable...

DATE: March 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Food

Move over, cosmo

Sweet and sour mix, gone. Maraschino cherries, banished. Orange juice concentrate, no more. It’s 2015, and you should expect the drink in your glass to be as fresh as the food on your plate. Just...

DATE: March 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Food

Opening season

Want some good news? The Great Recession may be taking its sweet time ending, but local entrepreneurs aren’t waiting. In recent weeks and months, Durango got its first local, honest-to-goodness...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Food

In search of sweet

OK, we all know sugar is bad for us. It’s the alleged culprit of almost every health problem on earth, from obesity and diabetes to autoimmune problems and heart disease. But what if you want a...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Food

Flu fighters

Ginger, oranges, garlic, honey, yogurt – no, you’re not in the southern Mediterranean. You’re in the grocery store stocking up on food to keep the cold-and-flu blues away. If your throat is sore,...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Food

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