Cutting out confusion over carbs

Dear Healthy Professor: My doctor said if I want to lose weight, I should cut out carbohydrates. How do I do this?A: Carbohydrates supply about half of all the energy our body uses to keep our...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Program helps restaurants modify menu items into healthier food choices

Hmm ... crispy chicken or pasta in cream sauce?If restaurant patrons pick menu items with the new Smart Meal Seal, the choice is ... neither.Instead of cooking at home, some people choose to eat...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Almonds, cheese brighten bean salad

Green bean salads generally are bit players on the summer food scene. But a few carefully chosen ingredients can transform them into scene stealers that let one of the season's best offerings...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Tweet before you eat

By Twitter and Facebook are helping Rocco DiSpirito write his new cookbook. The media savvy chef is turning to social networks to help decide which dishes he should include in his new book, devoted...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Two Durango chefs face off to cook local food at its peak

In Durango, food can go from farm to table in hours.     At the second annual Durango Iron Horse Chef Competition, produce was picked in the morning, driven to the market, purchased by a chef and...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Backyard Buffet

Durango tastes good. A Sunday morning bike tour of the city's backyard gardens was a moveable feast: a strawberry here, a string bean there, a ripe cherry tomato for dessert.The organizers of the...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

A moist date and almond cookie for Ramadan

These easy coconut, date and banana macaroons are perfect during Ramadan, the monthlong celebration during which Muslims fast during the day. The fasting traditionally is broken by eating a date at...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

cookbook look

Yucky Salad strikes again.This time, the Durango Discovery Kids cooking teacher with the goofy name (aka DDK Museum Manager Ashley Hein), has created a fundraising cookbook that celebrates family...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

local food news

The Seventh Annual Mesa Verde Country Food, Wine and Art Festival will take place Aug. 21-23. The Southwest Colorado event begins with a four-course winemakers' dinner and continues through the...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Colorado food news

To celebrate Denver's claim as one of the world's great beer cities, Visit Denver is presenting the first Denver Beer Fest ( ), which will take place Sept. 18-27."The...

DATE: July 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

Food for Thought

Anyone who eats should see the film "Food, Inc." But here's a tip: Have a meal before you go, because you may not be hungry afterward.There are several disturbing images of industrial food...

DATE: July 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food


Karen Brucoli Anesi, local freelance writer and restaurant reviewer for the Herald, was a 2009 honoree receiving recognition as a finalist for the Apicius Scholarship to attend the May 11-15...

DATE: July 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Food

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