Stories tagged: food
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2016, 3:30 P.M.
When dinner bell rings at Rockin’ B Ranch, get ready for fiddlin’ and fun
On a hot and humid late summer evening, the Rockin’ B Ranch just south of Interstate 90 on the Washington-Idaho border was living up to its raucous name. There was …
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016, 5:48 P.M.
Pig Out in the Park: What to know before you feast
How should parkgoers avoid construction to get to the food fastest? Why can’t stands serve drinks? What’s with that name, anyway? We’ve got you ready for this year’s annual outdoor …
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016, 11:01 A.M.
Chipotle’s latest freebie: Kids eat free on Sundays
Chipotle’s latest burrito giveaway is for children. The company is offering free kid’s meals on Sundays during the month of September.
FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2016, 11:43 A.M.
Colonel Sanders’ secret recipe revealed? Not so fast, says KFC
Has Colonel Sanders’ nephew inadvertently revealed to the world the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices behind KFC’s fried chicken empire?
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 3:36 P.M.
Low milk prices newest challenge to family farms
Arden Tewksbury has been a dairy farmer in northeast Pennsylvania for most of his 83 years. He’s also an agricultural activist who’s part of a movement to try to stop …
MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016, 6 P.M.
Doug Clark: Just one fellow Feastmaster heeded my call
A winner has been crowned in my Feastmaster Barbecue Bonanza contest.
MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2016, 2:10 P.M.
KFC’s scented sunscreen: Smells like chicken?
KFC gave away 3,000 bottles of sunscreen that it said smelled like fried chicken to drum up buzz for its Extra Crispy chicken.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2016, 6 A.M.
Farmers Market Calendar
Weekly list of area farmers markets.
TUESDAY, AUG. 16, 2016, 3 P.M.
Renowned chef feeds Rio’s homeless with excess Olympic food
Homeless people in Rio are feasting on three-course meals courtesy of one of the world’s top chefs, who used leftovers from Olympic caterers and other local partners to make food, …
SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016, 8:34 P.M.
Venezuelans, seeking food and medicine, swarm across Colombian border
They came looking for flour, pasta and cooking oil. They came looking for blood pressure medicine, spark plugs and condoms. They came looking for loved ones and a way out.
FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2016, 2:18 P.M.
Hostess launches ‘Deep Fried Twinkies’ as first frozen treat
NEW YORK – The deep-fried Twinkie is jumping from the state fair to the home freezer. Hostess Brands, the maker of lunchbox treats like Ho Hos, is launching packaged “Deep …
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 10:44 A.M.
Montana wheat farmers report big yield, low prices
Though Montana’s wheat farmers are reporting a large harvest this year, the producers aren’t reaping many profits, due to low prices.
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016, 3:26 P.M.
Obama signs bill requiring labeling of GMO foods
President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients for the first time.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
Baking Central: Blueberries add big flavor to Baby Dutch Babies
When we’ve barely had our coffee, we can’t take too much drama. But we still want a great breakfast.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
Jazz up corn on the cob
Lots of sweet butter and a sprinkle, or two, of salt. Maybe some freshly ground black pepper, if a shaker’s within easy reach on the picnic table. That’s how so …
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016, 11:33 A.M.
Thousands cross Venezuela border shopping for scarce food
SAN ANTONIO DEL TACHIRA, Venezuela – Tens of thousands of Venezuelans, some of whom drove through the night in caravans, crossed the border into Colombia on Sunday to hunt for …
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016, 9:17 A.M.
Oregon orchard donates tons of cherries to the needy
The group Farmers Ending Hunger has lined up a large donation of cherries from a prominent orchardist in The Dalles.
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016, 2:48 P.M.
Egg prices reach 10-year lows as production outpaces demand
In less than a year, eggs have gone from being an expensive staple at the height of the bird flu crisis to reaching the cheapest prices in a decade due …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 1:37 P.M.
McDonald’s expands all-day breakfast menu
McDonald’s this fall is expanding its all-day breakfast menu to include McGriddles and the option of biscuits for a wider swath of the country.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 10:53 A.M.
Court backs jail time for egg executives in salmonella case
A federal appeals court has upheld jail sentences for two egg industry executives whose Iowa company caused a nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010.
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 2:28 P.M.
McDonald’s invests over $550 million to revamp German sites
BERLIN – Fast-food chain McDonald’s says it is investing 500 million euros ($557 million) to modernize its restaurants in Germany. The company says 72 “restaurants of the future” will start …
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 10:36 A.M.
Joey ‘Jaws’ Chestnut regains title in Coney Island hot dog eating contest
Joey “Jaws” Chestnut has upset Matt Stonie to regain the championship title at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island.
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016, 5:57 P.M.
40-year-old Twinkie still going strong
In a glass box in a private school in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: a decades-old Twinkie.
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016, 12:26 P.M.
Chipotle looks to recover with temporary loyalty program
Chipotle is introducing a temporary loyalty program intended to get customers back into its stores following a series of food scares.
MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016, 12:45 P.M.
Insects carrying crop virus spotted in Idaho onion fields
Slender insects known as thrips have arrived in eastern Oregon and parts of Idaho much earlier than usual and they bring with them the possibility of spreading a virus that …
MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016, 12:10 P.M.
Summer price drop for live lobsters may come early this year
Live lobster prices still are high across the U.S., but the annual summer price drop may come a little earlier this year.
THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
Summer meal program
School districts, libraries, community centers and churches throughout Eastern Washington will once again offer a summer meal program.
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016, 3:01 P.M.
Pasco frozen food company lays off 61 in wake of recall
A Pasco frozen food company has laid off 61 more workers amid an ongoing shutdown in connection to listeria contamination in some of its products.
FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016, 7:24 A.M.
Bing cherries could be in shorter supply this year
Bing cherries have been beset with growing problems this year that are reducing the size of the crop. The Northwest’s most popular cherry variety could be in short supply in …
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016, 1:57 P.M.
Hamburger chain Wendy’s says Todd Penegor is now CEO
Wendy’s says Todd Penegor is now CEO and president of the hamburger chain, a move that was previously announced late last year.