Food & Drink HEADLINES
We wanted to have a holiday gathering but didn't have a lot of time to prep, plan or prepare.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. _ Looking for a gift that your family and friends will enjoy and is easy on your wallet?
CRITTERS PUT THE CUTE IN COOKIES
What's in a name? A whole lot, according to high profile members of the U.S. sugar industry. They're embroiled in a lawsuit against leading corn processors about whether or not the ubiquitous sweetener high-fructose corn syrup can be called "corn sugar."
What it is: Minneapolis-based Surly Brewing is relatively small for its glowing national reputation (users of the Beer Advocate website rate it a "world class" brewery). Unfortunately, its tiny stature made it difficult for Surly to meet demand back home. But Surly is in the midst of an expansion that means more beer. My thoughts at this news went immediately to Coffee Bender _ a version of Surly's Bender brown ale that is cold-steeped in Guatemalan coffee beans.
Perhaps they should have involved some engineering students in this project.
There is something to be said for simple, rustic food. Nice, clean flavors. Simple ingredients cooked to maximize their potential.
CHICAGO _ Ina's restaurant will be closing after the end of the year, but the famed Chicago Market District eatery she opened in 2001 will not be forgotten, either in the hearts and minds of her customers or in their stomachs.
Food Network favorite Giada de Laurentiis has a new cookbook out, filled with recipes and tips for healthy eating and staying fit.
Q: Some of my family members won't eat food cooked in nonstick or Teflon-coated cookware. They believe it poses some kind of danger. Are they right?
Bubbles work this time of year; pink bubbles work it. For your year-end sparkling wines, why not drink in the pink? Many producers of French Champagne make a rose Champagne. So do those winemakers who produce sparkling wines elsewhere in the world using the methode champenoise. The gorgeous hues of these wines add a little extra specialness to an already special time of year.
Everyone's busy working and studying and practicing and participating. What ever happened to wasting time? What happened to the dish designed to soak up hours?
Q: Can you get the recipe for the spicy chicken at Mercadito Midtown?
Elizabeth Skenderovic from Dundalk, Md., was looking for a recipe she has misplaced for making an almond cake using almond paste.
A friend of mine says he once was given a bottle of wine so wonderful the only occasion on which he could think of serving it would be dinner with the pope.
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