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Dorothy Dean presents: It’s pork wrapped in pork – winner, winner!

Looking for a new and impressive dish to serve at your holiday gatherings? Or wanting to add a little pizzazz in your usual lineup of weeknight meals? I have just …


Brown bananas and squishy avocados no more? Food tech could keep your produce from going bad

Chicago-area Hazel Technologies is part of a new wave of innovation seeking to slow spoilage of produce and other perishables, which experts say is a key weapon in the battle …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

Gonzaga memories of China Dragon, Kim’s Korean Restaurant in Spokane linger

The Spokesman-Review’s photo editor, Liz Kishimoto, and I have a number of important things in common. She and I are the only minority managers at this 136-year-old newspaper and carry …


A luxurious – and strong – eggnog recipe to sustain you through this holiday season, and many more

I did not have much FOMO growing up without celebrating Christmas. After all, I could still appreciate the decorations without my family putting them up. There were always Hanukkah presents, …


Kick off your holiday party with this bubbling-hot crab and spinach dip

Dips, in general, are perfect party starters because they get everyone mingling and allow guests to nibble without having to put down their drinks. But when a dip is just …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 16, 2019

Dorothy Dean presents O Christmas tree cheese ball

Appetizers are an essential part of holiday entertaining. They kick off the communal feel with guests grazing about while sipping on cocktails and chatting. Plus, they buy you some extra …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Spokane’s Ricky Webster wins Hallmark Drama’s ‘Christmas Cookie Matchup’

Contestants crumbled competing alongside Ricky Webster on Hallmark Drama’s “Christmas Cookie Matchup.” The Spokane chef and baker won the five-episode cable-TV baking competition Wednesday night – and handily, as Webster …


Dorothy Dean presents: This side dish corn casserole could steal the main entrée spotlight

The windows are frosted. Fires are crackling. And hats and gloves are a must. Winter’s here in full force, and, when it comes to food, it’s definitely not salads we’re …


Dorothy Dean presents coming up shortbread: Cookies are rich and buttery and really hold their shape

Alexa, play Christmas music. Besides five simple ingredients, that’s all that’s needed to set the mood for the most delicious time of the year. Christmas has me merrily baking and …


S-R reader shares his longtime love of pho in Spokane

I very much enjoyed your piece in Wednesday’s S-R Food section comparing Three Sisters and Le Brothers. We, too, have been longtime – some 25 years – fans of pho …


The best butterscotch, mint and peanut butter baking chips for when you need a chocolate alternative

We held an informal taste test to vet some of the options out there, especially now that holiday baking season is on our heels. Below find our thoughts and a …


Here’s a saucy, sheet-pan shrimp bruschetta that works as dinner or a starter

With holiday events pulling my family in multiple directions, and friends more likely to pop in spontaneously to raise a glass, my home kitchen needs to be extra nimble this …


Her last dance: Chewelah’s Jessica Cochran, 15, is performing in her final ‘Nutcracker’ at the Fox

Jessica Cochran fell in love with ballet when she was 2 years old after she saw a ballet performance at the Chataqua festival in her hometown of Chewelah. She immediately …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

Potluck, restaurant, buffet and free meals are available on Thanksgiving Day

Black Angus Steakhouse - Thursday. Full turkey dinner with all the trimmings. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 14724 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. $22 adults; $10 youth. (509) 927-1177. Clinkerdagger - Thursday. …


Dorothy Dean presents Game of Cornish hens: Recipe using White Claw ideal for succulent, individual servings

Cornish game hens cook up fast and are ultra moist and tender – no slaving over the oven and worrying about them drying out like you would with a turkey. …


Leftovers: These little bundles are Thanksgiving 2.0

One of the easiest ways to handle Thanksgiving leftovers is to deal with them that very night before you’ve gone through the hassle of pulling out 90 million Tupperware containers …


Happy Hour of the Week: the Onion Bar & Grill North Spokane

Details + don’t miss: Discounts for wine, beer, wells and growlers are $1-$3, while the food takes the spotlight. Signature onion rings are 50% off, and $6 bites include a …


Pho face-off: Le Brothers and Three Sisters serve Vietnamese cuisine within 1.3 miles of each other on Sprague

Sibling rivalry is commonplace, but how about sibling rivalry in (only) company names and signage? You’ll find the latter in the form of Le Brothers and Three Sisters Restaurant on …


Great Northwest Wine: A regional shopping list for Thanksgiving weekend

Thanksgiving can be a tricky meal for wine pairing. There are so many flavors on your plate, but one wine cannot work with everything. To solve this, the best strategy …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

What’s Hoppin’ This Week: Tap takeovers, throwback movie nights and new releases

Whistle Punk Brewing (122 S. Monroe St.) is hosting a new monthly cult-movie series in its taproom highlighting underappreciated (or just bad) action, sci-fi and horror films from the 1980s …


Dorothy Dean presents: These apple pie fries are soft, gooey and flaky

Whether you pick them in an orchard or at the grocery store down the street, there’s no better time than now to bake with fall’s favorite fruit: apples.


Culinary incubator: River City Kitchen caters to food entrepreneurs

River City Kitchen, a new commercial kitchen, opened a few weeks ago inside the Spokane Intermodal Center. Owner Clay Cerna will offer rentable space as an incubator for food and …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

The sweetest competitor: Ricky Webster is in it to win it again, this time on ‘Christmas Cookie Matchup’

Spokane chef Ricky Webster loves cooking competitions. During the holidays last year, Webster was a contestant on two of the Food Network’s one-off, holiday-centric specials, “Holiday Gingerbread Showdown” and “Christmas …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Dorothy Dean presents: This bread doesn’t taste like beer, but it is delicious and divine

Preheat that oven and get your apron on: National Homemade Bread Day is Sunday. With the days getting colder, it’s the perfect time to warm the house and soul with …


Happy Hour of the Week: Poole’s Public House North

Locals sports bar Poole’s features 50% off alcoholic beverages during Happy Hour and late-night and comfort food. Be sure to check out the daily food and drink specials. A visit …


People’s Pharmacy: Should you skip potatoes before surgery?

When I had surgery, the head of anesthesiology came by and talked with me beforehand, and I mentioned an article I had read. It advised avoiding potatoes, tomatoes and eggplant …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Dim sum in Spokane? Yes, please

A trip home to Las Vegas in mid-October reminded me of one thing that I miss in Southern Nevada that I haven’t found in Spokane: dim sum. I’ve asked my …



An unabashedly chocolatey pumpkin bread is your next baking project

Fall is my favorite season, and the moment temperatures begin to drop, I find myself craving the pumpkin flavor and aroma that define autumn. It seems pumpkin is everywhere you …


‘I feel free for the first time in my life’: Man quits job at Facebook to sell hot dogs at Spokane courthouse

James Quinn, 42, ended up selling hot dogs in front of the Spokane County Courthouse after giving up his job at Facebook in search of a simpler life, working for …