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Baker hikes price of Sweden’s favorite bread on surging energy costs

Sweden's most-popular breakfast bread will get more expensive after energy prices soared to a record. Pagen, a bakery in the south, will increase prices for its sourdough lingonberry bread next month after electricity costs tripled over the past year, according to a spokeswoman for the baker.
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Where to order the best panettone this holiday season

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 30, 2021

Golden as sunbeams and almost as light and feathery as goose down, a good panettone is difficult to find. Those red, green and gold boxes at the drugstore and supermarket are laden with artificial flavors and preservatives – and not worth your time.

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Thanksgiving food and dining options in Spokane

Don't feel like cooking because you're solo or empty-nesters for the first time this Thanksgiving? Or maybe you're beyond busy, traveling during the pandemic or, truth be told, don't know your way around a turkey baster, oven, blender, Instant Pot or air fryer. Whatever the reason, we have options:
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Larry Phelps takes over kitchen at Ambrosia Bistro and Wine Bar

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 10, 2021

When owners Scott and Kara Cook opened Ambrosia Bistro and Wine Bar 15 years ago, their goal was to “bring a feeling of ‘downtown’ to the Spokane Valley,” their website reads. Today, as Larry Phelps takes on the role of executive chef, the goal is much the same.
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Bake Squad Bake Sale at Breaüxdoo Bakery rises up

Breaüxdoo Bakery owner Gage Lang and a few of his fellow bakers at Three Birdies Bakery and Lucky Lady Bread are making sure all the sweet treats stick around for a while longer. Inspired in part by the Kendall Yards Night Market, they came up with the Bake Squad Bake Sale. 
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Great unsung heroes, aka side dishes, in Spokane

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 20, 2021

It can be potatoes (mashed, fried, au gratin, etc.), salads or one of any other number of options: Side dishes are the unsung heroes of dinner. Here are three noteworthy restaurants that offer great side dishes in Spokane. A side dish can be anything that accompanies an entrée.
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Running Tab: Now is a great time for octopus on the menu

My 10-year-old nephew Shawn here in Spokane has had quite the list of favorite foods in his young life. It started with macaroni and cheese and pizza, which is fairly typical, then evolved, surprisingly, into seafood, specifically shrimp and crab.
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Five top house-made condiments in Spokane

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 18, 2021

Whether you’re the kind of person who eats fries with ranch or ranch with fries – if you don’t like ranch, I don’t know what to say to you – the secret to a great shareable menu item is usually going to be the sauce. Here are five great places to find house-made sauces in Spokane.
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Charcuterie 101: Putting your best board forward

As much art as it is snack-worthy, charcuterie is a mainstay of the hors d’oeuvres department. Relatively easy to prepare; fancy, yet casual – who could resist? Here are five places to find a great charcuterie board in Spokane.

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