A family menu built on appreciation, not appropriation

A video of a white American chef demonstrating the “right way” to prepare and eat Vietnamese pho made headlines just two years ago, kicking off a long, complicated conversation about what is...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Lure your taste buds by adding seared tuna to salad

It would not be wrong to call this dish a salad; it does involve a pile of fresh greens, after all. But that descriptor doesn’t let on to how hearty, warm and satisfying a plate this is. The tuna...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 11 hours 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Food

U.S. restaurant prices jump the most since 2011

It’s getting more expensive to eat out. Full-service restaurants, facing higher labor and food costs, raised prices the most in more than seven years in December, a Labor Department report released...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 11 hours 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Food

Federal employees seek help from Durango Food Bank

Furloughed federal workers have sought assistance from the Durango Food Bank as a result of the partial government shutdown, while at the same time, one of the food bank’s key programs faces an...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Learn to make quick pan sauces, and you can turn dinner into something special

A core principle of my cooking philosophy is to never pass up an opportunity for flavor. So when I see cooked-on juices in the bottom of my saute pan, I don’t see a dishwashing chore. I see pan...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango Natural Foods sets vote to shutter operations

Member-owners of Durango Natural Foods will vote later this month on whether to dissolve the cooperative or elect a new board in an attempt to make the nonprofit financially stable. DNF is...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dessert hummus wants to be the new fro-yo

Has the fro-yo-ification of hummus reached its peak, or has it only just begun? It started with chocolate hummus, but now that’s the tamest flavor on the market. Suddenly, we have snickerdoodle and...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

New Year’s nutrition success tips

The new year always marks a fresh start when it comes to our health. It’s a great time of year to set new goals and achieve new milestones. You’re familiar with the common resolutions for health,...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Healing Nutrition

Low carb? Low fat? What the latest dieting studies tell us

NEW YORK – Bacon and black coffee for breakfast, or oatmeal and bananas? If you’re planning to try to lose weight in 2019, you’re sure to find a fierce debate online and among friends and family...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

The secret to crisp, fast and gluten-free vegetarian pizza? Chickpea flour

My favorite recipes are those that open up a new lane of cooking and prompt me to imagine that lane leading in all sorts of new directions. Take the Pesto Socca Pizza I came across recently in “The...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Turn flank steak into juicy gyros

In my make-believe world of sandwich poker, I offer the following hierarchy: A warm sandwich beats a pair of cold ones. Steak as filling, when cooked properly, ranks right up there with one-eyed...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Snack drawers and other ways to teach kids to eat in moderation

Just as children need support when they learn to read, write or ride a bike, they need support learning to eat in moderation, especially during snack time. Snacks are usually the most challenging...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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