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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 >  Beer/Drinks

Northwest Wine: Horse Heaven Hills is home to stellar wines

Horse Heaven Hills spans more than 570,000 acres, all of which are in the vast Columbia Valley. This area north of the Columbia River and primarily south of Yakima Valley has been well known for agriculture, particularly wheat, carrots, potatoes and other row crops.
A&E >  Beer/Drinks

On Tap: New brewery, Inland Ale Works, opening in Cheney

When New Boundary Brewing opened in May 2015, it was Cheney’s first since the city voted to go dry back in 1910, forcing the closure of Bavaria Brewery. While New Boundary called it quits at the end of 2017, now another newcomer is moving into the building at 505 1st St.
A&E >  Food

Dorothy Dean presents: Glazed doughnuts

UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 4:20 p.m.

Celebrated the first Friday in June, National Doughnut Day is much more than a stunt, as its origin holds a sweet place in U.S. history. It was created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to the soldiers during World War I.
A&E >  Food

Running Tab: Let’s dive deep into Spokane’s food scene

UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 12:41 p.m.

Whether $5 or $500, the food just needs to be good. This has been my mantra while writing about food for the past 15 years in my 23-year career as a journalist, which also has included the coverage areas of news, celebrities, nightlife, music, arts and entertainment. Whether it’s Sonic Drive-In or steak and seafood, hot dogs or Jose Andres, apple pie or Adam Hegsted, the food just needs to be good.
A&E >  Food

Dinner at the Mango Tree reminds of travels to India

UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 11:22 a.m.

I’ve traveled most extensively in southern India, but I’ve ventured north, too. And the food, like the culture, varies tremendously between the two. Trying to make a definitive statement about
A&E >  Food

It takes two: The Mango Tree blossoms with second location

The Mango Tree, a new restaurant featuring mostly northern Indian cuisine, opened the downtown space formerly occupied by Hill’s, and its staff is striving to serve some of the freshest naan, samosas, pakoras and lassi around.
A&E >  Food

What’s the best burger in Spokane – and why?

UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 1:35 p.m.

May 28 is National Burger Day, so if you're reading this online at, you’re on a roll (OK, a bun, actually). If you’re reading this in today’s Food section, you need to ketchup. So … back to more important matters, newsroom employees at The Spokesman-Review, in celebration of National Burger Day, were asked the following: What’s the best burger in Spokane – and why?
A&E >  Food

Dorothy Dean presents: Cheesy and spicy Kenai Dip

Ask any Alaskan, as they know firsthand that the popular cheesy and spicy Kenai Dip makes the sun stay up longer and the fish grow even bigger. OK, while that might or might not be true, it’s without a doubt one of the most addicting dips you will ever try.