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A Better Blender

Posted by Joe Butler on Aug. 9, 2018, 6 a.m.

Sarah Rainey, a food writer and columnist for The Telegraph, a British newspaper, once colorfully called modern kitchen technology “terrifying.”

She observed that just about everyone’s kitchen now contains more than its share of electronic gadgets that whir, spin, chop and squish, sometimes all by themselves even when no one ...


Satisfy Your Craving for Local Food and Drink

Posted by Staci Lehman on July 11, 2018, noon

If you’re craving good food, local coffee, craft cocktails, regional beer and wines and local entertainment, then CRAVE Northwest is the event for you.

“You’re going to be more full and entertained than you’ve ever been,” said Tom Stebbins, co-owner of Vision Marketing with wife Karen, and organizer the annual ...


Forecast: Hot Summer, Cool Treats

Posted by Staci Lehman on June 22, 2018, 6 a.m.

It used to be, when it came to summertime treats, you had a handful of ice cream flavors, Popsicles, fudge sickles and those orange sherbet cups you ate with a wooden “spoon.” Today you can multiply those options by about a thousand, and some are even local and healthy.

“They’re ...


Cook Like a Pro

Posted by Renée Sande on June 13, 2018, 6 a.m.

Do your aspirations include cooking the perfect poached egg or perhaps mastering the complex clarification process required to make consommé? Or maybe you just want to make good food and look good while doing it?

Whatever your goals are in the kitchen, if they include whipping up some culinary magic, make sure to stock ...


To a Tea

Posted by Sarah Bain on May 31, 2018, 6 a.m.

It’s that time of year when daylight begins to stretch out the days, the rains begin to subside, and yet there can still be a chill in the air. Graduation invitations have been sent out, strollers have been dusted off, and families are starting to get back out into their ...


Experiment with spices

Posted by Joe Butler on May 15, 2018, 6 a.m.

If variety is referred to as ‘the spice of life,’ then a variety of spices really can make your life even more exciting, right?

That’s the hope of area spice experts who encourage Spokane-area consumers to always be seeking new ways to kick their ho-hum meals up many notches by ...


Mixing Up Modern Meals

Posted by Theresa Tanner on April 17, 2018, 6 a.m.

There’s always a bit of a twist when it comes to the cooking classes hosted by Chef Amanda Hillmann of Modernist Cooks & Catering.

She puts a Thai spin Vietnamese pho by adding peanut butter to her broth, and speeds up the cooking process – an authentic pho can simmer ...


Getting into the Holiday Spirit

Posted by Joe Butler on Dec. 20, 2017, 6 a.m.

A modern-day philosopher — ahem, Homer Simpson — famously referred to booze as “the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems.” But we think the gift of liquor can be a high-class present this time of year for the right recipient.

We’re not talking about showing up with ...


Satisfy Your Holiday Sweet Tooth

Posted by Cheryl-Anne Millsap on Dec. 13, 2017, 6 a.m.

Each December, I pull out my collection of antique cake stands and vintage dessert plates and place them on the sideboard in the dining room in anticipation of the holiday meals to come. The fun starts when I bring home delicious desserts to share

This is the season of celebration, ...


Chef’s Choice

Posted by Tricia Jo Webster on Dec. 8, 2017, 6 a.m.

Finding the right gift for the foodies in your life can be tricky. Known for perceptive palates and refined tastes, wrapping up something to please their discriminating desires can be intimidating. We’ve compiled a list (and checked it twice) of faves that’s sure to please even the choosiest connoisseur this ...