New Mexico, Colorado get fired up over hot peppers

ALBUQUERQUE – “It’s on!” New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says she’s ready for a culinary duel with her neighbors to the north after the governor of Colorado proclaimed on social media that...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

UberEats in Durango: It’s fast. It’s good. But it will cost you.

Hungry at work? The convenience of big city food delivery has arrived in Durango. UberEats will deliver sandwiches, pizza or pancakes to your door. But it’ll cost you. Last week, The Durango...

DATE: July 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

How to manage – or even conquer! – your cilantro hatred

Here at Washington Post Food HQ, we’re used to questions about substitutions and recipe changes. One of the most common ingredients that trips people up is cilantro. “This is one herb you either...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Soup kitchen takes big step to offer more fresh produce

A greenhouse under construction near Manna, Durango’s soup kitchen, will increase the fresh ingredients available for meals served to Durango’s poorest residents. The garden supplied Swiss chard,...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shishito peppers: A summer delicacy available at your farmers market

My 14-year-old son Col is searching for a new mountain bike and I’m a bit boggled by his stringent requirements. I’m not really sure what disc brakes are or why someone would want to propel...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Beyond Meat’s latest plant-based burger is meatier, juicier and a big step closer to beef

In the battle to create the best plant-based burger, Beyond Meat just fired a shot. The company has reformulated its Beyond Burger, making it meatier and better looking, with “marbling” to emulate...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Ranchers face one-two punch from drought, harsh winter

Healthy green grass is a welcome sight for cattle ranchers in Southwest Colorado who have faced an exceptional drought, low prices and a harsh winter. For Brad Fassett, owner of Fassett Hay and...

DATE: June 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Italian restaurant opens on College Drive

After trying several concepts at the restaurant space next to East by Southwest, Sergio Verduzco thinks he’s finally got a keeper – traditional, “old school” Italian. About two weeks ago, Verduzco...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

What happens to food grocery stores can’t sell?

Most of the food that ends up in Durango grocery stores is shipped from all over the world. But not all the food makes it to Southwest Colorado unscathed, and stores are often reluctant, or...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

School’s out, but lunch is still served in Ignacio

Summer vacation is well underway, and for some children, that can mean a departure from healthy, consistent meals. But in Ignacio, several nonprofits worked together to restart the free summer...

DATE: June 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chef Charles Childers encourages teamwork in the kitchen

In a profession characterized by competition for the top spot, chef Charles Childers believes a kitchen isn’t just a head chef working alone but is instead a group of people working together....

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

‘Sell By’ or what? U.S. pushes for clarity on expiration dates

NEW YORK – If milk is a few days past its “Sell By” date, is it safe to drink? U.S. regulators are urging food-makers to be more consistent with labeling terms like “Best By” and “Enjoy By” that...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

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