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Vintage Recipes with Dorothy Dean

From 1935 to 1983, Dorothy Dean was the face of The Spokesman-Review's Home Economics department, publishing recipes, operating a test kitchen and fielding thousands of telephone calls from cooks.

Each week we re-publish some classic recipes from our archives. If you'd like to contact our food writer, contact us at

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A&E >  Cooking

Water Cooler: Master your own homemade teriyaki sauce

UPDATED: Wed., April 14, 2021

Once you learn how simple it is to make teriyaki sauce, you’ll be wondering why you bought it from the store all these years. Traditional teriyaki sauce calls for three basic ingredients – soy sauce, sake and mirin.
A&E >  Food

The best ways to achieve crispy bacon

I love bacon. While I agree that it shouldn't go on everything, I welcome the moments when I get to enjoy it in all of its crisp, smoky glory, such as in my colleague G. Daniela Galarza's winter BLT.
A&E >  Food

Water Cooler: The history and how-to of tacos al pastor

UPDATED: Thu., April 8, 2021

Tacos al pastor is a signature Mexican street taco with a multicultural flavor palate. The Spanish phrase “al pastor” roughly translates to “shepherd style” in English. This style refers to roasting pork on a vertical spit.