• The next seasoning condiment on the horizon is gomasio

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    It's impossible to say this without sounding stupid (or as though I'm practicing Klingon), but gomasio is going to be the next za'atar. Seriously. During the past few years, America's top chefs have been on a serious bender for far-flung seasoning blends. Which is why za'atar (which...

  • Don't twist that Oreo: Cookie gets skinny, 'sophisticated'

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    NEW YORK — Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked. Mondelez International Inc. says it will add "Oreo Thins" to its permanent lineup in the U.S. starting next week. The...

  • Matcha green tea gives flavorful boost to banana "ice cream"

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Like many Americans, I was first exposed to the taste of matcha green tea without really any thought on my part: green tea ice cream was the only dessert offered at our local Japanese restaurant, and since it was included in the price of the meal (even the early bird special, which is...

  • Chew on this: Top burgers, BBQ, burritos, pizza and fish taco spots in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette
    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Who has the best burger in Colorado Springs? How about best barbecue or pizza? Gazette readers voted and so did we. Here are the results: - Best Barbecue Bird Dog BBQ Rudy's 'Country Store' and Bar-B-Q Front Range Barbeque   - Best Burger Five Guys...

  • Growing local in Colorado: coming soon to a pint near you

    Greeley Tribune -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    GREELEY - Grow local. Buy local. Eat local. As the local trend also drives locally sourced brews, small hops and barley operations have been popping up all over northern Colorado with the hopes of satisfying the needs of the state's 200 craft breweries. One of the newer additions...

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

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 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 with more winter-friendly heavy and hot sauces. But pasta doesn't have to be relegated to the salad bar when the heat is on, particularly...

  • Outraged over peas in guac? Wait until you try Brocamole!

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Thank goodness for Twitter-powered outrage. How else would we know just how horribly offensive the combination of peas and avocados is? The apparently misguided pairing was exposed for all its perversity Wednesday, when The New York Times urged the world to add peas — peas, I...

  • Well-known Colorado Springs chef bowing out after long career

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Lawrence "Chip" Johnson has hung up his knife roll. The former owner and executive chef of The Warehouse Restaurant and Gallery, 25 W. Cimmarron St., announced via email June 23 at 6:20 p.m., "I am departing The Warehouse and retiring from the restaurant business effective...

  • Whole Foods CEOs apologize for pricing problems

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    NEW YORK — Whole Foods Market's CEOs apologized Thursday for pricing issues at its stores, a week after a New York investigation found that the natural food grocer routinely overcharged for prepackaged fruits, vegetables and deli meats. In a YouTube video, co-CEOs John Mackey...

  • Rid the gluten from your pizza with this easy chickpea crust

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    If there's a more basic and universally loved dish than pizza, I can't name it. Bread, cheese and tomatoes... Perfect! Unless, that is, you're one of those poor souls who is sensitive to gluten. Happily, here's a pizza that swaps out the traditional Italian wheat-based crust for a...

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