Embracing more grains? Here's the cooking primer you need

When Samuel Kim was growing up, his mother often spiked the family's white rice with amaranth, barley, quinoa and other whole grains to boost its nutritional value.

"My mom is one of those people who looks...

You had no idea pasta this easy could pack this much flavor

By: MELISSA D'ARABIAN Associated PressMelissa d'Arabian The Associated Press

If you've been out to eat at any trendy restaurant during the past five years or have watched any food competition show, you probably have heard of umami. Umami is the pleasant savory flavor resulting from the...

Colorado Springs brewers tap history for braggot, a blend of mead and beer

By: STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com

Thanks in part to our thirst for The New, the modern world of craft beer celebrates and rewards its creatives, oddballs and experimentalists, but many brewers are thumbing backward in historical recipe books to...

Cookbook teaches single guys to get dinner (and maybe dates)

BOSTON (AP) — Single and looking? If you're a guy who's willing to do some cooking, Avi Shemtov has you covered.

Admittedly, Shemtov's initial attempt to feed dudes on the prowl read a bit too much like the...

A little quinoa here and there can improve almost any dish

To know me is to know that I love quinoa. This little seed masquerades as a grain, which means you get a complete, lean, vegetarian protein that you can make the star of a meal or serve as a side...

Making the most of summer's vegetable glut with a Cobb salad

At the end of the summer, we all are awash in corn, zucchini and tomatoes. This is, by and large, a good thing. But it begs for a bit of creativity in the kitchen so the end-of-summer vegetables don't mount up and...

Two easy, tasty recipes to help you get to know kohlrabi

You might have noticed an odd looking vegetable at the farmers market recently. It is shaped like Sputnik, the spherical Russian satellite with spikes coming out of it. It can be green or purple, large or small. I...

On Food: Colorado Springs-area chef puts spin on regional barbecue sauces

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

Victor Matthews is cookin' up some fine barbecue in that commercial smoker of his. It's only natural: Matthews grew up in Georgia and loved Southern food, especially his grandmother's recipes.

"She was the...