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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
From the food editor: This citrus chopped salad needs a good, homemade vinaigrette

From the food editor: This citrus chopped salad needs a good, homemade vinaigrette

The emulsion was almost complete. Rice wine vinegar, check. A couple of glugs of nutty olive oil, check. Some honey, a dash of soy sauce, salt and pepper. Just one ingredient left to go, and it was a crucial one. Sesame oil. It would offer the unique...
Updated one month ago
From the food editor: These Orange Ricotta Bars make for a light, easy dessert

From the food editor: These Orange Ricotta Bars make for a light, easy dessert

It was one of those serene kitchen days when everything just kind of works out. My husband and I were home on a Sunday, tending to our new puppy (!) as storm clouds gathered outside, and I set out to prep for dinner. Two of our friends were coming o...
Updated: 2 months ago
Want to make sushi at home? Tips and recipes for beginners

Want to make sushi at home? Tips and recipes for beginners

Sushi was introduced to the United States through Los Angelesí Little Tokyo in 1966. A classic staple in Japanese households, sashimi (raw fish), sushi (raw fish with sticky rice) and sushi maki (sushi rolls) took off in America. Youíd be surprised h...
Updated: 2 months ago
Five ideas for dishes to make at your Labor Day cookout

Five ideas for dishes to make at your Labor Day cookout

This Labor Day, you deserve to relax. Maybe you plan to kick your feet up and binge-watch Game of Thrones. (Oh wait, is that just me?) Or maybe youíll invite your friends over for a traditional holiday cookout. Whatever you decide, weíve chosen five ...
Updated: 2 months ago
I binged Julia Child and Jacques Pepinís 1990s PBS show, and hereís what it taught me about cooking

I binged Julia Child and Jacques Pepinís 1990s PBS show, and hereís what it taught me about cooking

It started when someone on Facebook posted a photo of Julia Child flashing an old-timey pistol at her friend Jacques Pepin and wrote, "Spoiler Alert: they drink in basically every episode."Oh, sweet streaming! I immediately fired up Julia and Jacques...
Updated: 2 months ago

The past week or so, I have received multiple news releases that say some version of the same thing: "Well, itís too bad that summer has almost come to an end."These emails are clearly not sent by people who live in Florida. You can keep your joyous ...
Updated: 2 months ago