Food & Drink

Legumes for Lent

I have friends and family who eat out almost every meal. I just can’t do it — I enjoy cooking, but mostly I covet control of my food ... »

Cook quick: Planning makes meals easier

Planning makes meal-making easier on busy days. Since pretty much every day is busy, these tips will help carry you through.


Warm up in winter with molasses hot chocolate

As a child, snow days were all about gearing up in layers of puffy outerwear to spend the day slogging through the snow building forts with ... »

Cook Club: Celebrate finding a new flavor in celery root

Like people, winter vegetables dress for the season.

Their thick outer skins allow them to thrive in the cold. Even then they manage to mai ... »

Iowa City’s new Pullman Bar and Diner brings fresh concepts to diner template

First Matthew Swift and Benjamin Smart smelled the marrow bones at a restaurant they were trying in Chicago. They decided they had to order them. T ... »

Diet is dirty word in recipes to fuel new year resolutions

Somebody got smart about promoting the early onslaught of healthful cookbooks in 2015: The word “diet” is missing from many titles, and ... »

Review: Caribbean Kitchen

At the Caribbean Kitchen, the jerk chicken is smoked for several hours in pimento wood, harvested from the allspice tree.

Owner and chef Pa ... »

Blogger ‘Iowa Girl Eats’ kicks off University of Iowa food theme programming

Des Moines-based food blogger Kristin Porter creates recipes and shares her love of food with thousands of followers online at It ... »

Our mood in food 2015: Tracking the arc of a trend

Forecasting food trends is a bit more art than science.

Remember the Cronut?

The doughnut hybrid was born in May 2013 at a New York bak ... »

Who knew? Pasta made from veggies can offer great taste

If you resolved to eat better this year, maybe you're wondering where to start. How can you eat more vegetables without eati ... »

Cooking up changes for Cook Club in 2015

Just as many of you do this time of year, we reflected on the past year and resolved to improve The Gazette KCRG-TV9 Cook Club.

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Cook Club: Wow with wontons

In my family, it's not a new year until we've gathered around a table to play games, watch football and eat finger foods.

It's appropriate, ... »

Far from dried up Sweeten winter treats with fig, dates

When I was growing up in the 1950s we would celebrate every holiday with my grandparents at their home. The routine never changed — it alway ... »

Everybody Eats: Gratitude starts with a chocolate chip scone

I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. I’m all for a fresh start, but in my mind, a resolution set to begin on the first day ... »

Everybody Eats: Candy Cane Brownies a Christmas treat for chocolate lovers

My family had its first holiday gathering almost three weeks ago. For as long as I can remember, the Hines Family Christmas happens the first Satur ... »

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