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Hunters help Union Gospel Mission feed the hungry

Union Gospel Mission chef Derek Mobley runs a mixing paddle through his Swedish meatball sauce. He pauses, dips a spoon into the tilt skillet.


Cooking your catch: Learning how to spice up any size catch

The lower Grande Ronde ran steelhead green. Sunshine spanned the ridges opposite our side of the river. Frost along the shoreline started to thaw, revealing the contours of riverbank, the …


Cheesy, luscious baked walleye or halibut

When James Donelan and his friends caught a 125-pound halibut and five others weighing between 60-100 pounds each in Valdez, Alaska, dinner time on the water required a little improvisation. …


Cooking your catch: Alaska-inspired smoked salmon

Mike Altman spent four years living and fishing in Alaska in the 1980s. During that time, he netted several silver beauties, as well as a few choice recipes. Altman learned …


Cooking your catch: Seared steelhead with pinot grigio cream sauce

Throughout the Northwest, the hunt is on for steelhead. Rivers are filling up with these magnificent, elusive creatures. I have heard some anglers refer to steelhead (particularly wild steelhead) as …


Cooking your game: Autumn squash, big-game harvest make for great dinner

Fall is the season to fill your home with aromas – a pumpkin pie baking in the oven, a whiff of autumn leaves from an open window, a fire going …


Cooking your catch: A new spin on rod and reel cooking

Downriver, along the western horizon, the sun lay a soft boil atop pine-hemmed mountains, a tangency that spoke the harsh truth: quitting time. Creel count: zero. Lures and streamers lost …


Young chefs have an appetite to learn

Drake Johnson takes Cheney Middle School’s after-school ethnic cooking class because the 14-year-old likes to eat. Alicia Fowler, 12, has a practical reason: “I’m depending on being a chef when …


Culinary class takes its lessons on the road


Tymberli Carson hopes to be a chef one day. On Monday the 17-year-old will have a trial run. Carson is one of five Community School culinary students who, along with …


NJ teen wants Easy-Bake Oven to appeal to boys

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Four-year-old Gavyn Boscio loves to cook and asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas. But when his big sister went to buy one, she discovered to …


Pot of gold

As archaeological finds go, it was fairly significant – a piece of terra cotta pottery whose origins date back a couple thousand years, to Etruscan times. It was right there …


Cook with healthy oils, but use sparingly

I often go to the farmers market in the summer, look at all of the beautiful vegetables, and wonder “How will I cook that?” I want to share with you …


Get Creative with crepes

Crepes have an undeserved reputation for being temperamental. Flipping and folding the wafer-thin pancakes can seem intimidating at first, but once you’ve successfully turned a few of the flimsy French …


Corbin Art Center classes start Monday

The Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave., will hold art and cooking classes for children and adults beginning Monday. Registration is required for all classes. For a complete list …


Farmgirl Gourmet finds joy as Lagasse blogger

On the sunny back porch of a craftsman home in Cheney, Heather Scholten is hovering above her lunch with a camera. She snaps a few pictures, stopping to add a …


Appetite to change

Save the planet, save your children, save yourself and save money. How? Cook.


Cookbooks offer feast of ideas for healthy family meals

The kids have been back to school now for a little better than a month, so you know what that means: It’s just about time for the dinnertime rut. It’s …


Winner’s original recipe differs slightly

Spokane cooking teacher Paula Mannino loved competing in the LG Electronics “Taste of Something Better” contest, but she was concerned about a few changes the company made to her recipe …


Kitchen Engine turns four years old

The Kitchen Engine celebrates its fourth anniversary with three days of tastings, demonstrations and classes starting at 8 a.m. today. Doma Coffee Roasting Company will brew cups of organic, fair …


Taste of cook-off victory has Spokane woman hooked

Paula Mannino is hooked. The Spokane woman, who teaches Italian cooking classes at her home, says she’s thinking of becoming a cooking-contest junkie after a recent win in the second …


Food preservation book moves beyond modern canning

Tomatoes are ripening, trucks full of peaches are wending their way to farmers markets, and everywhere, home food preservation enthusiasts are working frantically in their steamy kitchens to put it …


Portobello makes great veggie burger

Whenever the word “veggie” modifies “burger,” many people taste skepticism more than anything else. While it’s true that many veggie burgers are nothing more than mushy patties of ground-up produce, …


Culinary calendar

Thursday Night’s Dinner - Catered by Two Cooks with Love. Menu includes: honey-glazed pork baby back ribs with whiskey marmalade or lime and chipotle fish tacos. Reservations are requested by …


Homemade pasta makes a superb summer meal

‘My wife found a pasta maker at a garage sale that was never used,” says Alex Austin, who teaches cooking classes at Spokane’s Kitchen Engine store. “She told me it …


Bayless throws a fiesta

Rick Bayless has spent three decades teasing out the secrets of Mexican cooking, from street-stall grub to high-end restaurant fare. Now the Chicago restaurateur captures the essence of a grand …


Add-ins boost flavor in turkey burger

Many people mistakenly assume turkey burgers are lean. But depending on the variety of ground turkey used, you can end up with more than 15 grams of fat in a …


Culinary calendar

Community Cooking and Nutrition Classes - Summer classes include: today, Lean Protein for Health and Easy Skillet Meal and Portion Control; July 7, Veggies, What Color is Best for You …


Fast, fun recipes easily highlight fruits of the season

Strawberry shortcake is usually the easy answer to dessert on the Fourth of July. The delicate fruit is ripening and its unadorned flavor is summer simplicity itself. So, when word …


A classic dessert for the Fourth

There are some scrumptious-looking discoveries in the new “United Cakes of America: Recipes Celebrating Every State.” In Warren Brown’s new cookbook, a follow up to “CakeLove,” he honors each state …


Adventist Joseph Nally says a vegan lifestyle leads to life of happiness

There’s actually such a thing as a “bad vegetarian.” At least, that’s how Joseph Nally once identified himself. In his desire to be healthy and to lessen his impact on …