Want a better pork chop? Add a bit of bourbon and some flame

By: ELIZABETH KARMEL The Associated Press

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Fred Noe, the seventh-generation master distiller who literally grew up at the Jim Beam distillery in the middle of Kentucky. We met over a tasting of country ham and bourbon...

For all your gift giving needs - The best food books of 2015

By: J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press

Have you ordered your copy of the latest five-ingredient-paleo-gluten-free-Nordic-kale smoothie cookbook yet? Me either.

You know why? Because nobody outside hipster man bun-loving enclaves in Brooklyn and...

Leftover turkey makes dandy stock for soups and entrees

By: Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com

For many, the day after Thanksgiving is a favorite. And, no, I'm not talking about Black Friday.

I'm referring to Leftovers Day, when new meals are created from what's left of the extravagant feast.


Finally! A US-made hard cider that's actually worth drinking

By: J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press

BOSTON - There was a day not so long ago when this country had squat to offer as far as hard ciders. And for those of us who came of age on this deliciously dryly-sweet boozy beverage, it kind of...

Wine Guy: California pinot noir can deliver quality at a decent price

By: Rich Mauro Special to The Gazette

While it remains difficult to find California pinot noir with a consumer- friendly price/quality relationship, values are out there.

With numerous appellations along a 500-mile stretch from Mendocino to Santa...

Colorado: 4 cases of E. coli linked to Costco food

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — Colorado health officials say chicken salad sold by Costco has been linked to four cases of E. coli in the state.

The state health department says one person who got sick was hospitalized but all...

Gjelina chef Travis Lett: If it's not local, I don't use it

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even Travis Lett's beloved BLT wasn't immune to the chef's unwavering support of local and seasonal foods. If the tomatoes had to come from far away, the sandwich had to go away.

And so it...

Entertaining this holiday season? You need our cheese puffs

It's holiday entertaining season, so we say bring on the fat and carbs!

After all, navigating the minefield of office parties and in-laws and dinner parties and cookie swaps (when you'd rather be on the couch...