September 5, 2012 in Food

Look online for ‘Hotel Hell’

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Miss your chance to see the Roosevelt Inn on Gordon Ramsay’s “Hotel Hell”?

An episode featuring the historic Coeur d’Alene hotel aired for the first time Monday on Fox. Viewers who missed it can watch online starting eight days after the original air date, on Sept. 11, at www.fox.com/hotel-hell/.

Spokesman-Review correspondent Cindy Hval attended a murder mystery dinner party at the Roosevelt Inn during the filming in February. Look on page C5 inside today’s Food section to read about her evening of hell.

Farmers markets boost SNAP benefits

The Spokane Farmers Market, Thursday Market in the South Perry District and West Central Marketplace are testing a pilot program that will match some SNAP/EBT benefits to encourage purchases of fresh produce and foods.

For every $5 of SNAP/EBT customers spend at the markets, they will receive $2 in “Fresh Match” bucks – up to $6 per market. The match money is good for all SNAP-eligible purchases. Catholic Charities of Spokane oversees the pilot, funded by an anonymous donor and supported by the Washington State Farmers’ Market Association. It ends Oct. 11.

Program coordinator Brian Estes said in a news release, “We hope that lessons learned in the pilot can help lead the way for similar initiatives across the Northwest.”

The Spokane Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday at 10 W. Fifth Ave. Thursday Market in the South Perry District is Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m. at 924 S. Perry St. The West Central Marketplace is Tuesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. at 1428 W. Broadway Ave.

Pies and crisps

Fine Cooking has compiled its best magazine recipes into a compact volume great for year-round baking.

“Pies & Crisps” (Taunton Press, $17.95) includes more than 100 recipes for sweet and savory baking. Beautiful photography, step-by-step photos and tips will give even beginning bakers confidence in the kitchen.

Look inside today’s section on page C3 for the recipe for Free-form Pear Tarts with Almond and Cinnamon.


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