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Stories tagged: food

Spokane chef among 11 finalists in national pizza contest

Chef Ricky Webster of Spokane is among the 11 finalists in the California Milk Advisory Board’s 2019 Real California Pizza Contest.

Frozen locally: Panhandle Cone and Coffee preaches quality, love through ice cream

Panhandle Cone and Coffee now has two scoop shops in North Idaho. Husband-and-wife proprietors Jason and Stephanie Dillon opened their second location – on Main Street in downtown Moscow – …

Asparagus – the most versatile vegetable of spring – is the star of this tortellini salad

This super-easy pasta salad combines convenient store-bought cheese tortellini, crisp asparagus and a dressing that uses the ingredients in a classic pesto.

Rüt aims to serve vegan fare that appeals to everyone

South Hill restaurant, in the Picabu Bistro location, has been a popular draw so far, say the owner-chefs behind the new vegan bistro.

Dorothy Dean Presents: Round up the leftovers and stir them into quiche

All you need for a quiche is eggs, milk, cheese and whatever strikes your fancy. You’ll need a pie crust too, but it won’t ruin the dish to go without.

Northwest Wine: Prosser winery wins top honors at annual Cascadia Wine Competition

Here are reviews of the top five wines from the largest international judging of Northwest wines staged in the Pacific Northwest.

UPDATED: Mon., April 22, 2019, 3:37 p.m.

A quick yogurt marinade is the key to juicy chicken in these spiced skewers

Just 30 minutes in a sunny mixture of Greek yogurt, onion, garlic and seasonings can work wonders on chicken breast skewers.

Northwest Wine: Celebrate Malbec Day with some Washington gems

Malbec has become an important grape in Washington, where it thrives under the perpetually sunny skies of the Columbia Valley.

Food reveals complicated, contentious Cuban-American politics

Ropa vieja, which literally means old clothes, didn’t originate in Cuba, instead coming from the Canary Islands, according to Ana Sofía Peláez, the author of “The Cuban Table.” However, it’s …

Stupid Cow Café serves up quirky, country vibe

At the Stupid Cow Café, the owner aims to know your name, how you take your coffee, and even when it’s time for you to try something new.

Dorothy Dean presents: Colorful tart brings Easter fun to the table

This festive showstopper of a dessert will make your Easter spread one to remember. Shaped like an egg, this colorful tart starts with a cookie-like crust that’s slathered with a …

UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 9:13 p.m.

O-Ramen serves up noodles on the Palouse

Orin Ford recently opened the already popular O-Ramen restaurant in downtown Pullman, where he’s been running out of bones and selling out of broth since the first day of service. …

Coeur d’Alene Food and Wine Festival returns for a second year

Food, wine, demonstrations, and even a hike of Tubbs Hill are on the agenda in Coeur d’Alene this weekend.

Sugary cereals are back. We tried 7 – from Peeps to Chicken & Waffles.

To counter declining sales, cereal companies are reversing course: They’re doubling down on the junky, sugary rainbow colors and flavors that kids know and love. Turns out, all that fiber …

Dorothy Dean presents: Meatballs just like (or even better than) IKEA makes

On her first ever trip to IKEA, she took friends’ advice and tried the meatballs. When she recreated them at home, she loved them even more.

The path to homemade, no-knead crusty bread goes through your Dutch oven

One of my favorite Julia Child anecdotes involves her epic quest to achieve a perfectly baked French baguette in a home oven for the second volume of the seminal cookbook …

Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters: How a chairlift dream became a reality

From a dream born on a chairlift, Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters brings the reality of good coffee to North Idaho.

Northwest Wine: Blind tasting offers delicious objectivity

The natural tendency is to be swayed by knowledge. If you are tasting one of the world’s most famous wines – say, a First Growth Bordeaux – there’s an inclination …

When it comes to host gifts, a homemade take on the Almond Joy raises the bar

When I’m invited to share a special meal with friends, whether holiday feast or birthday party, I always bring something along. Sure, some hosts might ask me to contribute a …

Dorothy Dean presents: The solution for overripe bananas? Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bananas, oatmeal, and chocolate chips, (and a bit of shredded coconut for good measure) combine to create a cookie so delicious, it’s addicting.

UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 11:35 a.m.

Traveling to see the Zags? Here’s your foodie’s guide to Anaheim.

If you’re heading to Anaheim to see Gonzaga in the Sweet 16, you’ve likely already put together a mental checklist of the types of food you’re either craving or the …

Today’s bulk-bin aisle is more than oats and trail mix. Here’s how to make the most of it.

You don’t have to be a zero-waste social influencer to tap into what is happening in today’s bulk-bin aisle. It may well be the most dynamic place to buy much …

New restaurant brings Pacific Island-style cuisine to Liberty Lake

First-time restauranteurs Berni and Cody Young are bringing traditional flavors of the Pacific Islands to Liberty Lake with their eatery, Big Island BBQ. The restaurant, which opened March 1, features …

Greek yogurt helps make this panna cotta luxurious and light

Preparing panna cotta (which in Italian means cooked cream) with whole milk, technically makes it latte cotta. But this recipe has the elegant form and siren call of the classic …

Dorothy Dean presents: Cheese straws

With a food processor and just six ingredients, these crisp and flakey hand-held snacks whip up in no time.

Dorothy Dean presents: Crispy waffles that don’t require a reservation for breakfast

This recipe creates the ultimate waffle, and there’s two reasons why: cornstarch and whipped egg white.

This made-in-minutes microwave lemon curd is a total game-changer

You can cook just about any citrus curd in the microwave in mere minutes. It is so easy and effortless, chances are you will never buy a jar again. Best …

Rüt takes root in former Picabu Bistro location

New restaurant, pronounced “root,” will offer vegetarian and vegan fare aimed at all.

In this ginger-miso sheet pan dinner, chicken and pears make an unlikely duo

In this sheet-pan recipe, bone-in chicken breasts and wedges of fresh pears are roasted side by side until and the chicken is tender and juicy, and the pears are softened …

UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 8:15 p.m.

For Irish Drinking Team, brunch is gold at rainbow’s end

The holiday comes just once a year, but the hangover that follows doesn’t. It probably feels familiar – a pounding headache, nausea, the lingering aftertaste of last night’s bad decisions. …