• These are the vinegars you need to finish the dish right

    By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Sometimes a salad or meat sizzling off the grill - and frequently a cocktail - needs that special something to tie it all together. When searching for that something, American home cooks frequently overlook one of the better and more ubiquitous choices: vinegars. The sharp acidity and...

  • On Food: Michelle Bernstein takes bold flavors to new heights at Aspen Food & Wine Classic

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Michelle Bernstein made a big impression on me last month at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. Not only did I drop in at the "Bernstein's Bites" demonstration, I returned to her cooking studio the next day for "Discovering Your Inner Jou." Attending two sessions by the same chef is a...

  • Wine Guy: Refreshing Sauvignon Blanc offerings makes hot summer days cooler

    By Rich Mauro Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    Now that temperatures have climbed into the 80s and 90s, I find myself turning to cool, refreshing white wines for relief and to accompany lighter foods. This first of several columns on white wines focuses on sauvignon blanc, listed in order of preference. The grape is one of the...

  • Time to enjoy the classic fried fish sandwich of summer

    By ALISON LADMAN The Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Need a break from the grill? Probably not, but it's still good to remember that there are classic summer foods that don't need an open flame to be delicious. As a gentle reminder, we created this versatile and crazy delicious po'boy that fries up on the stovetop in a flash. We like...

  • Shrimp and quinoa combine for an easy, robust summer salad

    By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    The secret to a hearty summer dinner salad? You've got to stick with ingredients that come together in little time. Because while I want my dinner salads to be robust and filling, I don't want them to take a lot of time to prep. One of the greater joys of summer is getting dinner on...

  • New lights cast a bright glow at Statue of Liberty

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Statue of Liberty has a certain glow about her — thanks to a new lighting system. Onlookers and officials stood on the grounds and boats gathered in the waters around Liberty Island on Tuesday night to see the new ground lights get turned on. The system uses...

  • MGM to sell Reno casino-hotels for $72.5 million

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — MGM Resorts International says it's selling Circus Circus Reno and its stake in the Silver Legacy Resort Casino Reno to Eldorado Resorts Inc. for $72.5 million. The casino-resort company announced the sale Tuesday. MGM Resorts and Eldorado have each owned a 50...

  • Teen catches math error in golden ratio at Boston museum

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A 15-year-old high school student visiting Boston's Museum of Science has uncovered a math error in the golden ratio at a 34-year-old exhibit. Virginia resident Joseph Rosenfeld was visiting the museum on a recent family trip when he saw something that appeared wrong...

  • Smithsonian stands behind exhibit based on Cosby collection

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian Institution is standing behind a museum exhibition that relies in part on the art collection of Bill Cosby and his wife, Camille Cosby. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art opened the exhibition of African and African-American artwork in...

  • Boosting Las Vegas tourism goal of governor's new group

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Governor Brian Sandoval says a new committee tasked with looking at ways to boost tourism in Las Vegas will have a year to report back on what needs to be built — including convention space, stadiums and transportation — and how it might be funded. The governor issued...

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