• Colorado Springs area cooking classes and events starting Feb. 21, 2018

    By Carlotta Olson carlotta.olson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

    Cooking classes, tastings and other culinary events in and around Colorado Springs.

  • Colorado Springs chefs retrofitting old-fashioned comfort recipes with new flavor twists

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

    Retro comfort foods, those filling dishes that warmed our souls growing up, are cropping up on menus again. But unlike their original, sometimes complicated formulations, they're modernized. So what's old is not only new again but also becoming a hot trend in the culinary world. "In...

  • For avocado aficionados, a worthwhile pit stop

    By Ellie Krieger The Washington Post -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

    While sifting through the pyramid of nubby-skinned avocados at the store, you might have noticed large, bright green and smooth-skinned similar items stacked nearby. That's the "SlimCado," prompting you to wonder whether this is a less-fattening avocado or some new Franken-fruit....

  • Once you tackle a pomelo, you'll be glad you did

    By Ellie Krieger The Washington Post -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

    If you're like me, you've walked by those huge, grapefruitlike pomelos for years, never feeling quite up to venturing into unknown citrus territory, especially when so many familiar favorites can be snapped up this time of year. If so, you've been missing out. Pomelos are...

  • New Bean Sprouts café coming to Colorado Springs

    By Teresa J. Farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

    Some big changes are under way at the café in the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Come mid-March, it will be re-branded Bean Sprouts - a hip & healthy café. If you've heard the name, that's because 12 of these kid-focused cafés already opened around...

  • Wine Guy: Italy is where tradition meets modernity

    By Rich Mauro Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

    Ancient grapes, centuries-old producers, modern techniques, French identified grapes and innovative blends - these all characterize the wonderful enigma that is Italian wine. Le Marche is a good example. Still largely undiscovered, it has experienced improvements in quality and a...

  • Canned hominy equals kitchen harmony

    By Bonnie S. Benwick The Washington Post -
    Published: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

    I will not sink my teeth into an out-of-season fresh tomato, but I don't wait for summer to enjoy all kinds of corny-ness. This bowl features convenient, frozen, fire-roasted kernels and an inexpensive, canned kind you might not pick up that often: hominy. Its dried kernels are...

  • In-N-Out firming up plans in Colorado Springs

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 20, 2018

    In-N-Out Burger's arrival in Colorado Springs is a few years away, but plans are taking shape for the north side distribution center, patty production plant and offices that will serve the company's restaurants in the state. The uber-popular, California-based burger chain announced...

  • Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Feb 19, 2018

    LONDON — Fast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken. The company apologized to customers, blaming "teething problems" with its new delivery partner, DHL. KFC first...

  • Colorado Springs' Brother Luck's luck runs out on "Top Chef"

    By teresa farney teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Feb 16, 2018

    O Brother Luck, where art thou? Not on "Top Chef" anymore. The owner of Four by Brother Luck in Colorado Springs, was axed from Last Chance Kitchen on the 15th season of Bravo's "Top Chef" on Thursday night. Luck and Joe Flamm competed at the end of Episode 10, which left us in a...

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