• Classic Korean pancakes go easily from street food to dinner

    Updated: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Mung beans have been a staple of the cuisines of India, China, Korea and Southeast Asia for thousands of years. And with good reason. They are a delicious and healthy source of protein and fiber. In the U.S., we tend to know them mostly in their sprouted state, and by the rather...

  • Embracing the bracingly delicious flavor of Korean kimchee

    Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    I like to imagine my jar of kimchee wrapped up in a superhero cape. Packed full of fiber, stomach-healthy probiotics and — according to traditional Korean wisdom — anti-aging properties (Take that, wrinkles!), it's no wonder this pungent chili-laced jar of fermented vegetables always...

  • Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting July 22, 2015

    By Carlotta Olson -
    Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    WHAT'S COOKING CLASSES ONGOING Black Bear Bourbon Bar - 10375 Ute Pass Ave., Green Mountain Falls; 684-9648, 964-2990, chefmatthews@aol.com. - Basic Bourbon Training, 8-10 p.m. Fridays. Cost is minimal and varies. Colorado Springs Senior Center - 1514 N....

  • On Food: Some new ways to spice up summer - or any other season

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Today I'm offering a peek inside my refrigerator. That's where you'll find some spicy condiments that were new to me not so long ago. Since it's summer, we're firing up the grill almost nightly. And, more often than not, a dash of spice is what a piece of grilled meat or fish demands...

  • Wine Guy: Iberian whites for summer sipping

    By Rich Mauro Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Refreshing white wines offer a cool respite from the summer heat. Two weeks ago, I focused on sauvignon blanc. Today, I'm crossing the Atlantic to find delightful choices from the Iberian Peninsula - namely Spain and Portugal. I have only one recommendation from Portugal, a country...

  • Chill out this summer with a cooling Indian mango lassi

    By AARTI SEQUEIRA The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    The start of summer in India - indeed, the entire subcontinent - is marked by the beginning of mango season. The combination of soaring temperatures and this sweet, juicy fruit at the market sends the entire country into a tizzy! Though India grows more than 1,000 varieties of...

  • It's time to move pasta beyond the side salad this summer

    By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Aside from the occasional pasta salad, America's favorite carb often takes a vacation during summer. It's probably because we tend to associate it more with winter- friendly heavy and hot sauces. But pasta doesn't have to be relegated to the salad bar when the heat is on, particularly...

  • Korean foods making inroads in America via pantry staples

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Everywhere you look, Korean food is screaming off the trend charts. Kimchee has become a household condiment. Korean barbecue is universally loved. Gochujang is about to have its heyday. And we've seen this sort of thing before. Japanese cuisine was all the rage once, then Thai and...

  • Perilla leaves add fresh minty, bitter notes to sweet salad

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Perilla leaves — also called shiso leaves — have an overpowering flavor, so you want to use them carefully. Here, they accent a fresh and crunchy salad with minty and bitter notes. Also try them whole as a wrap for meats.

  • A rich Korean-influenced burger paired with refreshing melon

    Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    This burger is an umami bomb. The ssamjang adds a layer of salty, savory and nutty flavors that make the burger rich and decadent. The watermelon is a fresh relief that cuts through all the richness.

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