Durango Farmers Market to return for 25th year

It’s May, which means it’s time for the Durango Farmers Market, now in its 25th year, to return. The first market will be held Saturday in the parking lot of TBK Bank. The farmers market will look...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

In new book, farmer reveals deep vegetable knowledge

NEW YORK – Despite thousands of years of humans working the soil, there are still things to learn. Just ask Farmer Lee Jones about the beet leaves. The Ohio-based farmer had planted too many beets...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

New garden takes root in Bayfield with focus on healthy ingredients, food security

Pine River Shares is taking on food insecurity in eastern La Plata County with the help of a new, sustainable food garden. The garden’s produce will add fresh, healthy ingredients to the...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navigating the varied world of olive oils

If you’ve been in the olive oil section of the grocery store lately, you’ve likely been confronted with a lot of choices. Possibly even a wall of olive oils, with different symbols on the bottles...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Cuban cooks overcome shortages with ingenuity on Facebook

HAVANA –If you don’t have potato, use malanga root. If you can’t find zucchini, replace it with cucumber. Can’t find the ingredients you want? No problem: Yuliet Colón will help you whip up a...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Oklahoma town eases pandemic, one restaurant meal at a time

NEW YORK – In Miami, Oklahoma, restaurants and their customers are doing their part to ease pandemic heartache, one meal at a time. Cafes in and around the close-knit town in the state’s...

DATE: April 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Underappreciated cacao shines in Dark Chocolate Tahini Cups

Oded Brenner is a modern-day Willy Wonka. In the 1990s, he co-created an international chocolate empire, Max Brenner Chocolate, that includes a 7,000-square-foot emporium on Broadway in New York...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Fried tortillas piled high with spicy roasted squash make for a crunchy, fun dinner

Something special happens when you fry tortillas, one at a time, in a pot filled with oil. As Gabrielle Hamilton wrote in one of the most memorable similes of her 2011 memoir, “Blood, Bones &...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Meet Analiese Gregory, a chef who fishes, forages and hunts

NEW YORK – Analiese Gregory is a chef who knows first-hand where her ingredients come from. Usually, it’s her hand. Living on the wild and biodiverse Australian island of Tasmania, Gregory might be...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

Southwest Colorado responds to MeatOut Day by celebrating meat

Fans of Colorado’s livestock industry gathered around the state Saturday to eat and promote meat in defiance of Gov. Jared Polis’ proclamation that made Saturday a statewide MeatOut Day. In...

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

How to prep, cook and enjoy stuffed artichokes

I love artichoke hearts and buy them throughout the year in jars, cans and frozen to slip into dips, salads and stews, but when spring approaches and the lovely classic green globes start showing...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

How to care for your wood cutting board so it lasts a lifetime

It’s easy to take for granted things that are always there for you. As much as this applies to the important people in your life, what I’m talking about here is in the kitchen – the items you use...

DATE: March 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Food

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