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Too Many Cooks archive for May 2012

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012

Customers place their orders at a Chipotle restaurant in Gilbert, Ariz. Since going public in January 2006, Chipotle has jumped from $44 a share to $327.85. (Associated Press)

Chipotle opens Wednesday, June 6 

Food with integrity? That is what national chain Chipotle Mexican Grill says will be on the menu at the new Spokane location when it opens Wednesday, June 6. So, what does that mean? Chipotle is one of the few fast-food chain restaurants committed to buying...

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THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012


Trusting your gut

In journalism school, you learn quickly how dangerous it is to say someone is the "first" person to do anything. The moment you think about putting something like that in print, those who have gone before emerge quickly. That's why I was skeptical that Adam...

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FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012

Chef Adam Hegsted practices his dishes for the upcoming dinner at the James Beard House in New York City. (Lorie Hutson)

Practice for James

Chef Adam Hegsted is practicing for his upcoming dinner at the James Beard House in New York City. Hegsted, who is the executive chef at the Coeur d'Alene Resort and Casino, and a team of chefs and servers presented the meal he's planning to make...

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TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012

Spring Release Weekend starts Friday

Spokane area wineries will host a weekend of wine tasting starting Friday at noon for the annual Mother's Day Spring Release Weekend. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, members of the Spokane Winery Association will offer samples of new wines, tastes of wines still in the barrel...

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Gourmet dorm eats

My former colleague Jamie Neely, who is now an assistant journalism professor at Eastern Washington University, sent along some links to some videos her students have been producing for the student newspaper. "Dorm Gourmet," she said, is an "authentic student perspective on dorm cooking, and...

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