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Washington elections draw big out-of-state donations

SEATTLE – Initiative 522 would change the law only in Washington state, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the lists of campaign donors. Of the $22 million raised …


Education Notebook: Princess ball set for dads, daughters

Shadle Park High School is hosting its annual Daddy-Daughter Princess Ball on Nov. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Shadle cheerleaders will host the evening for princesses ages 12 …


Roasted figs simply shine with Cornish hens

In cookbooks and magazines, figs have been catching my eye lately. Some have been drizzled with honey or oil and roasted. Others are stewed in red wine and served as …


No on Initiative 522 campaign sees influx of cash from food industry group

SEATTLE – With a week to go before the November election, the Grocery Manufacturers Association is turning up the heat in the fight over labeling genetically engineered foods, spending heavily …


Food labeling initiative ad claims merit warnings

SEATTLE – With weeks until the November election, the claims and counterclaims have been flying in the fight over whether genetically engineered foods should be labeled. The campaigns on both …


Pepsi among major brands opposing food labeling initiative

SEATTLE – Pepsi, Coca-Cola and Nestle are among the major brands that have contributed to an effort to oppose a food labeling initiative in Washington, according to documents made public …


Culinary instructor gives students real-world training

Pete Tobin’s culinary career took off like a rocket, only to crash on a 9,000-foot peak in New Mexico. “I’d just graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New …


Abundance of choices makes dining in Portland a tough call

PORTLAND – Getting a great meal in Portland is harder than you’d think. Not for lack of talented chefs creating world-class food. Rather, too many of them. Deciding where to …


Prison gardens provide food for inmates’ tables, spirits

It’s been almost 10 years since Dan Stockwell sat in Kitsap County Jail, waiting to be sentenced to life without parole on charges of child molestation. Now, he’s a gardener …


Weather plays role in higher food prices

Our weather relates to so many things in our lives, especially our food supply. If conditions are too dry or too wet during spring and summer, then crop yields decrease, …


U.S. ‘food insecurity’ near record high

WASHINGTON – Some 17.6 million U.S. households had trouble feeding their family members at times last year as “food insecurity” remained at near-record levels for the fifth straight year, according …


Chef oversees free-meal restaurant

Erin Streicher works in a never-ending episode of “Iron Chef,” never quite knowing what the surprise ingredient may be. Streicher is the chef at Women and Children’s Free Restaurant, in …


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New JunoBar free of gluten, dairy and soy

BumbleBar has a new gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and mostly raw addition to its organic snack bar family. The Spokane-based company owned by Liz and Glenn Ward has created the new …


City of Spokane seeks to boost farming

Almost 100 people showed up for an urban farming open house on Tuesday evening at the downtown library. The meeting was the first action step following the local food conference …


Food map can lead way to health, researchers say

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Do your kids love chocolate milk? It may have more calories on average than you thought. Same goes for soda.


Derby delights

“And they’re off …” Often referred to as the “most exciting two minutes in sports” or the “Run for the Roses,” the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby will take …


New meal program brings kids to the table

It was only the second time they tried it, but the children at Northeast Youth Center behaved like they’d always sat down for a hot meal in the late afternoon. …


A taste of tea

Maybe it’s time to turn over a new leaf when it comes to your cooking – a tea leaf, that is. Tea has traditionally served as an accompaniment to foods …


The savory side of pie

Say the word “pie” and most folks will turn their thoughts to apple, cherry or coconut cream. But long before pie was reserved for the dessert cart, pies were savory …


UI food pantry set to open soon

After more than a year and a half of concerned conversations about low-income student nutrition, the University of Idaho will open a food pantry next month. More than 650 pounds …


Education Notebook: Students holding food drive at Yoke’s

North Central High School students are spreading the holiday spirit. The students have been collecting food and other items for their annual Fill the Bus food drive. The drive will …


Culinary class takes its lessons on the road


Tymberli Carson hopes to be a chef one day. On Monday the 17-year-old will have a trial run. Carson is one of five Community School culinary students who, along with …


Front Porch: Life’s better as a flavorful adventure

Now that you’ve had your fill of succulent roast turkey, savory stuffing and pumpkin pie, it’s time to focus on the food ahead. The Christmas season stretches before us, rich …


Second Harvest needs funds to get farm food to table

Second Harvest has the chance to reap an abundance of fresh produce donated by regional farmers but needs more money to deliver the food to those in need. The organization …


Sweet gesture

Christmas is all about giving, but it’s also nice to receive. That’s what makes Christmas cookie exchanges such a popular holiday activity. Whether you host an intimate group of friends …


Free or low-cost holiday meals

Many organizations offer free or low-cost Thanksgiving meals, or food baskets for people to prepare their own holiday feast: Thanksgiving Turkey Baskets - The Salvation Army will be distributing baskets …


Hot competition

On a recent Saturday, patrons at the North Spokane Library checked out more than books. A smoky, spicy aroma wafted all the way out into the parking lot courtesy of …


Ghoulish goodies

No need to dress up for Halloween: All eyes will be on the creepy and cute holiday treats decorating your table. Throw a party, or just treat friends and family …


School cafeterias may be among the best places for kids to eat

School cafeteria kitchens in Washington serve about 500,000 lunches a day. Most of that food isn’t prepared from scratch, although there’s a growing movement to bring scratch cooking to public …