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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

What’s on school menus this fall? Trade mitigation

Meatless Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, and now, Trade Mitigation Thursdays? This fall, some U.S. school cafeterias are expecting shipments of free food, one little-known consequence of President Donald Trump’s trade disputes.


First ranch dressing festival is today; Bridge Press entertainment; cider house tour; Terrain Table benefit; Frito-Lay gives back

Only in Idaho! Celebrate all things ranch at the First Annual Ranch Festival from 12-5 p.m. today at 9151 N. Hess St. in Hayden. Uncle Dan’s – not to be …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 11:54 a.m.

Life after ‘Top Chef’: Brandon Rosen talks food, Spokane, marriage and goals

Chef and Michigan native Brandon Rosen, who now resides in San Mateo in California’s San Francisco Bay area, competed on the most recent Season 16 of Bravo’s “Top Chef” and …


Dorothy Dean presents: Peach Cobbler Cheesecake Salad is a modern spin on a classic

Originating in China, the world’s largest peach producer, the fuzzy and juicy fruit grows in two ways: clingstone and freestone. Clingstone means the flesh adheres to the seed, while freestone …


Cabernet sauvignon thrives in Washington

It can now be argued that Washington’s signature wine is cabernet sauvignon, the grape that attracts wine lovers from all corners of the globe to Napa Valley and France’s Bordeaux …


Ales for the Trail Microbrewery Festival is Saturday in Coeur d’Alene

This microbrewery festival featuring ales should cure your ails. The Ales for the Trail Microbrewery Festival is Saturday from 2-8 p.m. at McEuen Park, 420 E. Front Ave., in downtown …


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 4:20 p.m.

Jeremy Hansen selling Spokane restaurants after accepting executive chef job in Philadelphia

Prolific Spokane chef Jeremy Hansen is headed to Philadelphia early next month after accepting an offer to be an executive chef.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 8:50 a.m.

Powered By Plants: Slicing vegan cheese, which ones are the best?

Like hundreds of thousands of Americans who’ve taken the plunge, I became vegan for animals and the environment, not my own health. In fact, in the year since – after …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 7:21 a.m.

‘Now we are in coffee land’: Deborah Di Bernardo travels to Rwanda in search of industry’s next big bean

As the owner of Roast House Coffee in North Spokane and First Avenue Coffee downtown, Deborah Di Bernardo is not only judging on taste, consistency and freshness. She also is …


An Instant Pot picnic with pate, savory cheesecake and dessert

I came across a recipe for country pate, a dish I had never tackled, done in the Instant Pot. Brilliant! Instead of being mildly overwhelmed by foil-wrapped bricks, water baths …


Dorothy Dean presents: It’s dunking time with Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies

My multi-talented friend and fellow contestant from Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship – which he won – has been “on a never-ending quest to perfect chocolate chip cookies.” Well, I’m …


Survey: More than 1 in 4 delivery drivers taste the food they’re dropping off

Ordering dinner straight to your doorstep via an app may be convenient, but it turns out that relying on a driver to deliver your food untouched may not be a …


Vegfest offers lifestyle inspiration

From the diverse cast of speakers and presenters, who shared plant-based recipes and tips for a vegan lifestyle – including a particularly fit and energetic vegan bodybuilder – to vendors …


UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 12:30 p.m.

Great Northwest Wine: How to find great, affordable wines

Most wine lovers seek great wines at affordable prices. Fortunately, the Pacific Northwest is loaded with delicious examples.


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 6:48 p.m.

Kit Kat Pumpkin Pie bar returns, wine and Cheez-It pairing … and Hidden Valley Ranch-flavored Pop-Tarts?

No, this pumpkin news isn’t from Starbucks about its in(famous) lattes or Trader Joe’s about its season oatmeal. Yes, it’s only July, but Kit Kat is getting a jumpstart on …


Spokane Valley Farmers Market is the new kid on the block

The Spokane Valley Farmers Market includes a beer garden, music, food trucks, local artisan crafters, food processors, farms, baked goods, produce and more.


Running Tab: A word that never goes out of style – inspiration

Life can sometimes be monotonous even in the best of circumstances, so it’s a nice boost when an unexpected source of inspiration arises. And, in this instance, it was four.


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 2:17 p.m.

Pocket Bar offers atypical fast-food option on First Avenue

Pocket Bar isn’t a full restaurant, a deviation for Adam Hegsted’s Eat Good Group, as it is a satellite retail outlet for Emily Crawford’s Eat Good Café in Liberty Lake.


VegFest 2019 to feature plant-based bodybuilder, dietitian and DJ

For its sixth iteration, Spokane’s VegFest Healthy Living Expo on Saturday will feature a vegan bodybuilder and DJ. Sponsored by the Inland Northwest Vegan Society, or InVeg, the event at …


Dorothy Dean presents: Bacon Cheddar Scones are savory and golden perfection

My foodie self is always excited to explore the dining scene in Boise and eat – and drink – my way through the weekend. For Sunday brunch, we checked out …


Great Northwest Wine: Chardonnay is an important player in Washington

Appreciation for Washington chardonnay is on the rise. The Washington State Wine Commission lists the plantings of chardonnay at 7,403 acres. That amounts to about 13% of the state’s 58,000 …


UPDATED: Sun., July 21, 2019, 12:39 a.m.

Adam Hegsted’s Pocket Bar opens on 1st Avenue; Vintage Spokane at Davenport today; National Ice Cream Day today

Spokane restaurateur and chef Adam Hegsted and Emily Crawford of Doughlicious celebrated the grand opening of Pocket Bar on Friday afternoon. Pocket Bar is a local beer and wine bar …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 7:12 p.m.

Crave has its ‘best year yet’: Third time’s a charm for number and quality of vendors, attendance

Bigger and better than ever. These five words describe the third-annual Crave Food and Drink Celebration that took over CenterPlace Regional Event Center in Spokane Valley last Thursday through Saturday.


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Dorothy Dean presents: A burger with Doritos, pepper jack, salsa, nacho cheese, jalapeños – and more Doritos

This month, the fireworks are not only in the sky, they also are on your plate – in the form of a burger. But not your average burger. This epic …


Great Northwest Wine: Merlot still plays a big role in Washington

As recently as a decade ago, merlot still ruled in Washington vineyards. In 2009, merlot was the state’s No. 1 grape at 26,700 tons harvested that fall. In fact, merlot …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 11:48 p.m.

When you crave a calling, not a career: Anita Lo, Joanna James join other top female foodies at Crave

Some people have jobs. Others have careers. And then there are those who have callings. Having dinner with Joanna James, Mareya Ibrahim and Deborah Di Bernardo makes that point. Great …


2019 Crave Food and Drink Celebration photos: Night 1’s Seafood Bash is a smash

Standout dishes at Seafood Bash included Pan Seared Scallops with Mushroom Risotto from Cosmic Cowboy in Coeur d’Alene and Prosciutto-Wrapped Prawns With Pesto from Max at Mirabeau in Spokane Valley, …


Proud Mareya: Ibrahim shares her culinary skills as ‘the Fit Foodie’

Eat Cleaner CEO and founder Mareya Ibrahim is a chef, entrepreneur, nutrition coach, author and inventor, and her latest book, titled “Eat Like You Give a Fork: The Real Dish …


Fresh Sheet: Candied Pepitas recipe, Clinkerdagger’s 45th anniversary specials, and Stella’s is returning

On July 25, commemorate the 1974 opening of Clinkerdagger with a 45th anniversary cocktail party on the patio. Enjoy your favorite fare and select specialty cocktails for $4.50. RSVPs are …


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

Dorothy Dean presents: Do you like piña coladas?

Observed annually on July 10, National Piña Colada Day celebrates that deliciously creamy concoction made with pineapple, coconut cream and rum. It also is the national drink of Puerto Rico.