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Food & Drink

Northwest Wine: Early-ripening tempranillo grows its fan base

The budding romance with the Spanish grape tempranillo among the U.S. wine producers was on display at the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition as the largest judging of American wine included 83 entries of tempranillo at a price point of $25 and greater. Eighteen of those came from the Pacific Northwest.

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Yakisobanoodles luckyin New Year

In China and Japan on New Year’s Day, long noodles are considered a lucky food because they symbolize long life. This spicy-sweet yakisoba recipe from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto is Japanese street food at its best – quick, easy and incredibly flavorful.

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Oregon’s rieslings are overlooked gems

One of the most underrated wine categories in the Northwest wine country is that of Oregon riesling. Because of the dominance of pinot noir in the Willamette Valley, it simply is not economically feasible to plant the noble German grape.

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Ham and quiche dish is a convenient midweek dinner

You can have this homemade quiche ready in just 25 minutes. I like to serve a warm, inviting quiche for a quick midweek supper, but don’t want to fuss with pastry dough. The secret to saving time and calories is to use bread crumbs for the crust instead. You can still slice and serve the quiche with this crust.

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Reds shine in 16th best-of-best judging

Each year, Wine Press Northwest magazine conducts its Platinum Judging – “the best of the best in the Great Northwest” — in which Northwest wineries are invited to submit wines that have won gold medals during the year.

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How to make a classic French latke, as big as the pan

When I sat down to breakfast at Le Coucou in Manhattan, I ordered the poached eggs covered with sauce choron, a Béarnaise with tomatoes, and nestled on top of pommes Darphin, a large pancake made with potato. As I dipped my fork into a sliver of the crisp cake, I thought, “Hanukkah.”

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Test Kitchen recipe: Got turkey leftovers? Make pretty pot stickers

When it comes to using leftovers, I love a recipe with a twist. Today’s pot stickers have that going for them. They’re fun and tasty little packages of pot stickers (dumplings) stuffed with leftover turkey and vegetables. To top it off, the pot stickers are served with a sweet and spicy Asian dipping sauce. Most Asian-style dipping sauces get their sweetness from sweet chile sauce or granulated sugar. Their spicy kick comes from sriracha or sambal oelek (ground fresh chili paste).

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Cajun chicken dish perfect for a chilly day

Hot Cajun spices are contrasted with sweet grapes in my quick chicken dish. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are a flavorful alternative to chicken breast. This dish is a breeze using Cajun spice seasoning blends to add zip to the chicken. There are many Cajun spice blends to choose from. They normally include cayenne pepper, chili powder, onion powder and garlic powder. I like the salt-free ones and add my own salt to the dish.

Videos

Mucho-mega burrito dazzles hungry customers in Puyallup

Puyallup’s Fiesta Taqueria & Tequila Bar made its “Mucho-Mega Burrito” on Jan. 10 as part of its monthly free meal to military personnel, both active and retired, and their families.
Joshua Bessex jbessex@gateline.com
Mucho-mega burrito dazzles hungry customers in Puyallup 1:25

Mucho-mega burrito dazzles hungry customers in Puyallup

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Here's how your Christmas candy is made

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8 things you probably didn't know about Thanksgiving

Butterball's turkey hotline has been saving Thanksgiving for 30 years 2:17

Butterball's turkey hotline has been saving Thanksgiving for 30 years