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Henderson offers new dip duo

The Spokane family behind Henderson Dip is rolling out two new flavors of their favorite condiment.

Spicy Chipotle and Creamy Caesar debuted Tuesday at a reception at the Spokane Club.

Dubbed the next generation of Henderson Dip, they’re modern takes on the cream cheese-based creation that Mary Lou Higgins Henderson made for her family from the 1950s until her death in the mid 1980s. Her daughter Becky Fix and grandchildren Taylor Kaiser and Christopher Greene formed Cliff Cannon Foods and commercially launched the original creamy tomato and onion flavor last fall.

Spokane Produce makes, packages and delivers the dip, which comes in 8-ounce, retro-style containers. For a list of stores that carry Henderson Dip, visit its website at Or, find Henderson Dip on Facebook at HendersonDip.

Dorothy Dean

The pen name of seven food editors who worked at The Spokesman-Review from 1935 to 1983 gets several mentions in a new book by Kimberly Wilmot Voss.

“The Food Section: Newspaper Women and the Culinary Community” (Rowman & Littlefield, $38) examines the roles of pioneering female food editors whose sections were typically tucked into newspapers’ “women’s pages.”

Voss discusses the origins of food journalism, death of “women’s pages” and legacy left by food editors of the 1930s through 1970s.

Dorothy Dean Homemaker’s Service featured monthly recipe leaflets, a test kitchen and cooking demonstrations held in a 250-seat auditorium well into the 1950s.

Some of the earliest Dorothy Dean recipes can be purchased at http://shop.

Pleasing pastures

Natural Grocers, a national chain with a new store in Coeur d’Alene, has announced it will no longer sell dairy products that come from confinement dairies.

Confinement dairies are typically larger operations that generally keep animals in enclosed barns or dirt yards. Instead, Natural Grocers has committed to only selling dairy products that come from animals that are pasture-based.

To meet its new standards, dairy animals must be grazed for a minimum of 120 days and be raised on feed that is free from animal byproducts as well as GMO alfalfa. A complete list of the new dairy policies can be found at www.natural dairy-resource-page.

The Coeur d’Alene store opened March 4 at 222 W. Neider Ave.