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Versatile blueberries sweeten the season

Fresh blueberries peak this time of year, so it’s time to make good use of them. Not only are they versatile and delicious, but they are nutritional standouts, including being …


Alaskan waters lure Colville family as timber jobs wane

Spokane got a chance to taste the difference in Ken DesRosiers’ lifestyle Friday night after his first catch of the season was air-expressed from Alaska. Portions from the two bright, …


Big-time taste test

Edible flowers and kumquats? Not too bad, Shaw Middle School students said Friday. Pickled pig’s feet and cow stomach, however – gag worthy. The goal was to teach students not …


Spokane kids put taste buds to the test

Edible flowers and kumquats? Not too bad, Shaw Middle School students said Friday. Pickled pig’s feet and cow stomach, however – gag worthy.


Experts hope calorie labels will improve fast foods

Will a national requirement for chain restaurants to post calorie counts sound the death knell for bacon cheeseburgers and double chocolate doughnuts? The calorie-posting mandate, signed into law by President …


Spokane coffee roaster believes quality begins before the pour

There’s little elegance in the practice of cupping coffees. When professional tasters are checking the aromas and tastes of coffee, they start with several samples of the grounds. Once brewed, …


Spokane TV news anchor launches Hispanic food network

Mike Gonzalez had a hankering for his grandmother’s cooking when the Internet failed him. “I was literally looking for a recipe one day,” he says. “So I Googled ‘Hispanic Food …


Data: U.S. obesity rate high, but not rising

Raise a glass of diet soda, the nation’s obesity rate seems to have leveled off. But more than two-thirds of adults and almost a third of children are overweight, and …


Adding some spice to the eatery scene

There’s a new way to get a taco-truck fix: El Que. Taco-truck food and infused tequilas are the foundation of the new joint, which co-owner John Grollmus describes as “50 …


Fresh Sheet: Leadership group to raise money with cookbook

Leadership Spokane students are selling a new cookbook. The modest spiral-bound collection of favorite recipes was created as part of their leadership training for 2010 – but that’s only the …


Culinary calendar

Millwood Indoor Winter Market – Offering fruits, vegetables, free-range eggs, chicken, beef, artisan organic breads and pastry, hand-spun yarn, soap and handmade items. Wednesdays through April, 2-6 p.m., 8919 E. …


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Ethnic Cuisine Cooking Classes - Sponsored by the Moscow Food Co-op. A series of four classes will be offered: Oct. 14, “Polish Cuisine,” 5:30-7 p.m.; Oct. 17, “Middle Eastern Cuisine,” …


Bread winner kneads dough

Jennifer Tiegs bakes. She bakes cookies, brownies, cakes and other goodies, but in her family, no one has ever had much luck with yeast. “Everything turned out like hockey pucks,” …


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Project HOPE Garden Party - Potluck today. 6-8 p.m., 2605 W. Boone Ave. Free. (509) 328-6527. Chocolate Tasting - Sample chocolates from around the world. Register online at www.chocolateapothecary.com. Today, …


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Women’s and Children’s Free Restaurant - Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4:15-5:45 p.m. and Fridays, 12:30-2:30 p.m. with take-out from 1-3 p.m. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1620 N. Monroe St. (509) …


Foraging for fungi

Pale yellow chanterelles, fragrant anise mushrooms, distinctive coral fungi and thousands of other species have been prized for centuries. In China, mushrooms have been used in cooking and medicinally for …


Consult your children when packing lunches

The night before my son started first grade, his foodie mother stayed up to lovingly prepare a sandwich of free-range turkey on homemade organic bread with a crisp organic apple, …


Corn has many positives

There’s hardly anything so sublime as a perfectly steamed ear of fresh corn. But this all-American favorite has taken a bashing lately, at least in the media.


Cold soups can be a great alternative on a hot day

With the mercury soaring, the heavy, rich stews and soups of winter are a distant memory. But don’t cross soups off your summertime meal planning altogether. Chilled soups can be …


Fans of organic food say study missed the mark

For years, healthy-food advocates have said organic food is more nutritious than conventionally grown. But that claim is being challenged by a comprehensive new study, and the healthful-eating crowd is …


Hungry Girl’s food advice leaves fans craving more

Lisa Lillien considers the bowl of cocktail wieners simmered in a quick-fix barbecue sauce as if she were appraising a fine wine. First, she swirls – to evaluate the richness. …


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Huckleberry/Heritage Festival and 5K Fun Run - Friday and Saturday, featuring vendors, food, historical displays, live entertainment and huckleberry bake-off competition. Downtown Wallace, Idaho. Free. (208) 753-7151. Wenatchee Valley Sips …


We are what we eat

Over the past couple of decades, the American diet has changed in some significant ways.


‘Dish’ is gourmet off the beaten path

They’re calling the restaurant Dish Home Cooking, but let’s be honest: It would only be home cooking to someone who happens to live with a chef. Owners Gary and Laura …


Fine Cooking offers tips to avoid sunken quick bread

A friend and colleague has a rhubarb bread recipe her family loves, but she recently asked for tips to keep the loaf from sinking in the middle. We were initially …


Blanchard to learn from a master

Ready to learn from the masters? Master chef Steve Geving is hosting a series of classes at the Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road in Blanchard, Idaho.


Culinary calendar

Health Food Substitutions - Recipes include avocado butter, raspberry yogurt, chewy energy bars and homemade granola. Refreshments will be served. Thursday, 5:30 p.m., The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, 405 …


Nonprofit aims to help families afford quality meat

When the construction industry slumped two years ago, eliminating the sole income in Adrian and Davis Sandahl’s family, they turned to the Post Falls food bank for help.


Canned foods can be enjoyed by those with health concerns

Canning at home is still possible even if health problems have forced diet changes or cutting calories is a goal. Just don’t slash the sugar in great-grandma’s jam recipe and …


Event will raise money for local farmers market

The Spokane Farmers Market will host its first fundraiser dinner Aug. 11 at Urban Eden Farm in Vinegar Flats. Tickets are $40 each for the “Feast with the Farms” dinner …