Hate maple syrup? How un-American!

Food critic explains why she hates the beloved topping of pancakes and waffles

“How can you hate maple syrup?” the hordes asked, as they banned me from Vermont … Read more

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Deschutes County restaurant inspections Highest scoring Bonta Natural Artisan Gelato: 100 10 Barrel Brewing Co. … Read more

Cooking pork chops through thick and thin

My parents didn't make pork at home when I was a kid. When I started … Read more

It’s the season for scoops of ice cream, so why not add some to your booze?

New York City gave us the Manhattan. Florence gave us the Negroni. Santiago de Cuba … Read more

Quick and easy garnishes to liven up your plain, boring food

My favorite scene in “The Wizard of Oz” has always been when Dorothy steps out … Read more

Dried chile peppers: your secret flavor weapon in the kitchen

Word-association time! I say “chile pepper,” you say … All right, so this is a … Read more

Yes, you can make crispy, juicy fried chicken at home

Of all the arguments that can be made for cooking at home, most come down … Read more

Plumcots, apriums and pluots, oh my

How to keep track of all those hybrid fruits

The choice presents itself to you in the produce aisle like a word puzzle. There … Read more

Shake up your Caprese salad — or perfect the classic combination

Eating a ripe, juicy tomato in summer is a delight. Sometimes that's all you need … Read more

Condiment gets its due

The sauce might be red, or green. It might have mint, or jalapeño, or fenugreek, … Read more

Everything you need to know about grilling steak

Hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken are fine in their way, but when it comes time … Read more

Trendy foods you'll soon be seeing everywhere

Fancy Foods Show features the latest flavors, fads and drinks before they hit grocery shelves

Every year, thousands of food brands head to New York to show off their wares … Read more

How to roast peppers — the unsung heroes of your produce bin

Roasted peppers are one of the most versatile ingredients around. Use them on a salad … Read more

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Deschutes County restaurant inspections Highest scoring Dutch Bros Coffee (NE U.S. Highway 97): 100 The … Read more

Cocktails from the garden are made with fresh herbs and fruit

Now is the best time of the year, when fruit and vegetables and herbs are … Read more

Portland woman is the ‘million-dollar palate’ behind new foods

PORTLAND — Most makers of fancy food like to supply a romantic story behind the … Read more

Use a box grater to get creative in the kitchen

If you own a typical box grater, it has four sides. You probably routinely use … Read more

Four easy steps to make a great grain salad — every time

Whole grains are not what I intuitively reach for in the kitchen — despite my … Read more

One ingredient could upgrade your summer eats

“The Asheville Bee Charmer Cookbook: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by 28 Varietals and Blends” … Read more

Good eats are at the heart of every artichoke

T here is something extravagant about trimming an artichoke heart. The vegetable matter is peeled, … Read more

All those kitchen gadgets, but a knife just might do

NEW YORK — Berries are hot this year, Scott Goldsmith was saying on a recent … Read more

A list of Central Oregon’s must-do food and drink events

Food festivals, cooking classes and dinners to attend this summer

The sun is out, flowers are blooming and Central Oregon’s calendar of events is filling … Read more

Boost your smoothie game

Sure, you could head to your neighborhood juice shop and order a $7 or $8 … Read more

Flowers are suddenly everywhere in food

Go to any women’s clothing store, and you’ll notice: Floral prints are having a moment. … Read more

Farmers to provide locally sourced food at three Bend markets

Downtown Bend Farmers Market opens early

Brooks Alley bustled with activity on a recent sunny Wednesday afternoon. Farmers stacked tables high … Read more

One pot needed to make a simple Italian pasta dish

At least once a week, someone in our household puts a small Dutch oven on … Read more

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Deschutes County restaurant inspections Highest scoring The Greens at Redmond: 100 Level State Beerhouse: 100 … Read more

On Tap brings food, beer to outdoor area on Bend’s east side

Himalayan Bites, EMW, Curb B Q and more move to new food truck lot

The 35 beer taps lined the wall behind the bar, inviting a pour. Aromas from … Read more

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Deschutes County restaurant inspections Highest scoring Emerald City Smoothie (Greenwood): 100 Subway (South): 100 Yo … Read more

A better pot of rice is within reach with these simple tips

It sounds so easy, but sometimes it’s not: A pot of rice. I admit to … Read more

OSU-Cascades’ chef crafts healthy, gourmet menus

Gone are the days of sliding a tray along a metal rack in a cafeteria … Read more

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Deschutes County restaurant inspections Highest scoring Subway (Bend-North): 100 Salud Raw Foods: 100 Lone Pine … Read more

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