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Second Harvest opens new teaching kitchen

Second Harvest is now working with the public to teach cooking and nutrition to food bank clients and others.


Hot dog makers, meat sellers shake off WHO cancer report

Hot dog makers and meat sellers say a report from the World Health Organization labeling wieners, bacon and other processed meats as cancer-causers is baloney. WHO said Monday that processed …


Doug Clark: Four bucks for a slice of toast?

America has officially run out of fads. That thought dawned on me last Saturday after I joined a throng of young San Francisco hipsters who stood in line to pay …


Pig Out in the Park: Flavors, music await

The gastronomical delight that is Spokane’s Pig Out in the Park is back this weekend, with the usual mix of the sublime and the deep-fried ridiculous. There are 45 food …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Frank Wineland was hunting near Thompson Falls when he saw a bear in the brush. He opened fire.


Fresh Bucks stretches food stamps at farmers markets

Thanks to a Spokane charity, low-income families can get more out of their food stamps at local farmers markets. Fresh Bucks gives $2 to federal aid recipients for every $5 …


Free rides, live music to celebrate Riverfront Park renovation

To thank Spokane voters for approving renovations at Riverfront Park, the city will host a celebration there on Saturday, with free rides, live music, $1 hot dogs and a beer …


Advance-prep sweet rolls make holiday breakfast festive

There’s a reason fresh-baked sweet yeast breads are beloved. The fresh-from-the-oven aroma is comforting and a warm roll filled with a sweet filling is a superb way to start a …


Some cooking and seasoning missteps can be salvaged

The colleague sounded desperate. “Food emergency…” the ominous email was titled.


Where’s the beef? Could be scarce in new federal diet guidelines

WASHINGTON – For years, the government has been issuing guidelines about healthy eating choices. Now, a panel that advises the Agriculture Department is ready to recommend that you be told …


Tips to surviving the holidays without gaining too much weight

Nobody gains 20 pounds all at once. Extra weight creeps up on us over time. Especially around this time, said Lisa Randall, a dietitian and diabetes educator at the INHS …


Dinner together: Seasonal veggies elevate enchiladas

Combine the familiar flavors of enchiladas with seasonal vegetables for a delicious budget fall meal. I liked this vegetarian version of classic enchiladas which features cubed butternut squash and black …


Hand pies easy to make, fun to stuff

V ersatile, convenient and almost unbearably cute, turnovers – or patties, pastys or hand pies – can be stuffed with pretty much anything. Savory, seasonal ingredients like winter squash, sweet …


Olive Garden investor: Back off on the breadsticks

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe there is such a thing as too many breadsticks. In a nearly 300-page treatise on what’s wrong with Olive Garden and its management, investor Starboard …


Readers’ ice cream odes

To celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July, the Food section asked readers to share their fondest ice cream memories. Today we have the results.


For real local flavor, try lilac ice cream

Local legend has it that the first lilac bush was planted at a homestead near Hillyard after traveling by trunk from Minnesota in 1882. Another story puts the city’s first …


Celebrate summer by making coffee can ice cream

Gloves would have been good. Our fingers were numb, but the reward was on its way – if we could just keep rolling.


Flavor nectarine ice cream to your liking

July – National Ice Cream Month – is pretty much peak season for nectarines. What better way to celebrate both than to combine them into one delicately sweet dessert?


Fresh sheet: Outdoor dinner concert, sprouts, dessert train

Santé outside The First Friday Dinner Concert at Riverfront Park features food from Santé owner and chef Jeremy Hansen.


Apple Cup Crisp ice cream favorite in national contest

Apple Cup Crisp ice cream is a real winner. The frozen flavor from Washington State University recently won a national ice cream contest. It’s been named grand champion of the …


Farmers markets

IDAHO Tuesdays


Culinary calendar

Pilgrim’s Beer Tastings - Laughing Dog Brewery. Today, 3:30-6 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730. Bottles Beer Tasting - Firestone Walker. Thursday, 5 p.m., …


Cookbook review: ‘Scoop Adventures’

‘Scoop Adventures: The Best Ice Cream


Smaller school districts adapting best to new lunch regulations

Cooks hustled around the kitchen at Cheney High School on Wednesday preparing a vegetarian lunch feast: fresh salad dressings, hot potato wedges, baked macaroni and cheese, roasted cauliflower and lentil …


Taste summer with a sweet cherry on top

Cherry season in the Pacific Northwest is sweet – and maddeningly short-lived. Thanks to Mother Nature, though, this year’s crop is slated to be plump and plentiful, perfect for making …


Cookbook Review: Orchardist’s book highlights fruit from all seasons

Quick look: Three generations have been farming at Red Jacket Orchards in upstate New York for more than 50 years, so they’re experts in the field of tree fruits and …


Cronut creator’s cookies a sweet success

Pastry chef Dominique Ansel, inventor of the croissant-meets-doughnut confection he christened the Cronut, is coming out with a cookbook in a few months. To whet the media’s appetite, publisher Simon …


Quinoa salad with shrimp a great summer kickoff

Usher in summer with a quinoa salad filled with vegetables and shrimp and topped with a citrus-and-olive-oil dressing. Quinoa, an ancient grain from the Andean mountains, has become very popular …


Fresh spinach dishes would make even Popeye proud

The only spinach I knew as a child came from a small white carton in the deep freezer. Mom would dump the frozen leaves into a pot of boiling water …


Spiceologist seeking funds for next phase

Spiceologist is running its third Kickstarter campaign. This time, the Spokane-based spice company is looking for help to create what its executives are calling “some sexy packaging.”