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Taste test: Pumpkin spice cereal

Taste test: Pumpkin spice cereal

Our panelists spent a lot of time this season sampling pumpkin spice-flavored foods.
Updated: 8 hours ago
After more than two decades, Davis Islands' 220 East still brings its A game

After more than two decades, Davis Islands' 220 East still brings its A game

220 East on Davis Islands is a rarity, a restaurant that has stood the test of time but still ably caters to local tastes.
Published: 10/15/18
Never made fresh pasta before? You donít know what youíre missing

Never made fresh pasta before? You donít know what youíre missing

This is usually how it goes on pasta night: You grab a box of Barilla from the pantry. You debate how much spaghetti to pour out, ultimately overestimate and drop a large handful of stick-straight noodles into a pot of boiling water. Maybe you spent ...
Published: 10/10/18
From the food editor: Tahini brings new flavor to cooking

From the food editor: Tahini brings new flavor to cooking

Sometimes, you discover an ingredient and wonder, "How did I ever go so long without you in my life?"For me, that ingredient is tahini. Okay, I didnít really discover it; I discovered Molly Yeh, a blogger and cookbook author who Iíve written about be...
Published: 10/09/18
Five recipe ideas for National Taco Day on October 4

Five recipe ideas for National Taco Day on October 4

"As long as tacos exist, the world is a good place," says my friend Nathan, who claims to exist on a diet composed mainly of the classic Mexican dish.In case you havenít heard, Thursday is National Taco Day ó which means the world is going to be an e...
Published: 10/03/18
From the food editor: Unpeel the delicious possibilities of the plantain

From the food editor: Unpeel the delicious possibilities of the plantain

The first time I had tostones was sophomore year of high school. My friendís mom, who is from Puerto Rico, served a plate of the warm, just-fried discs as an afternoon snack. Tostones are plantains that have been cooked, smashed, then cooked again in...
Published: 10/02/18
Porkís reputation is better than ever. Hereís why.

Porkís reputation is better than ever. Hereís why.

DES MOINES, IowaTop three answers on the board. What are the most common chef tattoos? Yes, there are knives, whisks and other kitchen tools, but if you believe Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton, the author and illustrator respectively of a book...
Updated one month ago
Zesty Lemon Shrimp, and more quick bites to make for guests

Zesty Lemon Shrimp, and more quick bites to make for guests

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about hosting, and the dos and doníts for ensuring everyone at your house, including you, has a great time. There are a lot of things that go into the gig beyond food. But all of those become a little easier if youíre a...
Updated one month ago
Pumpkin spice haters, back off: Itís okay to crave the seasonal flavor

Pumpkin spice haters, back off: Itís okay to crave the seasonal flavor

All right, okay, enough, I get it: You all hate pumpkin spice. But Iíve got one request as we head into fall: Can you just let us have this?There are many things on which to heap anger and despair right now, but please, that thing does not need to be...
Updated one month ago
How to be a good host: 7 tips to follow for casual and fancy dinners alike

How to be a good host: 7 tips to follow for casual and fancy dinners alike

A couple of hours into my first time hosting a full-fledged family Thanksgiving, I completely lost it. Elbows deep in the oven, I was trying to rescue a sheet pan that had fallen off the back of the rack and threatened to ruin the entire meal. There ...
Updated one month ago