The World on a Plate

The World on a Plate

Asian pears in an Italian tart

(October 8, 2015) When I plan a dinner with guests, I include at least one dish that I have made several times and one that is experimental so I can gather reviews. But...

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Humboldt on Tap

From bourbon's discard to brewer's delight

(October 1, 2015) Nobody ever told bourbon makers about zero waste. They're a peculiar lot, holed up in Kentucky, stacking charred bourbon barrels by the millions into drafty, seven-story warehouses — and then...

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The gateway to home ferments

(September 24, 2015) Some of our favorite foods are fermented, such as beer, wine, bread, cheese, pickles, salami, yogurt, tempeh, vinegar, kombucha, kimchi and many more. And whether you are a devoted foodie...

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A Cook's Journal Revisited

Grilled Iria Beach Chicken

(September 17, 2015) As we approached a small village at dusk, the view through a thick haze of barbecue smoke was a sea of tables and chairs under large plane trees. Men were...

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Georgia on My Mind

Flavors from the south (of Russia)

(September 10, 2015) Have I ranted about how wonderful and totally-better-than-all-other-cuisines Georgian food is? Well, it is. So there. With their heady and profound combinations of marigold, cilantro, pomegranate molasses, fruit and, above...

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A September to Remember

Local Food Month has your calendar booked

(September 3, 2015) The calendar says it's September. How did it happen? As an ardent lover of summer, the month that marks the end of my favorite season takes me by surprise. A...

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Not Your Gram's Home Ec

Tomato pie from FHS's budding chefs

(August 27, 2015) Home economics calls to mind retro images of a bespectacled, elderly matron teaching teenage girls learning how to hard-boil eggs. Today, Americans are fascinated with food and cooking has been...

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Humboldt on Tap

And then there were seven

(August 20, 2015) Almost every weekend for more than a year, Scott Misener's aging pickup truck has bumped and clanged along a twisting dirt road to a metal shed high on a ridge...

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Chile vs. Chile

Nine restaurants throw down for a county-wide show down

(August 13, 2015) The chile relleno — a chili stuffed with cheese, battered and fried — is deceptively simple. So, too, was our bracket-style competition, in which regional winners duked it out for...

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The Chocolate Factory

A bean-to-bar tour at Dick Taylor

(August 6, 2015) The door to Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate's new digs (4 W. Fourth St., Eureka) is like a wormhole from Fourth Street's auto repair shops and motels into a hipster lodge....

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Hum Plate Roundup

Finding the grill of your dreams

(July 30, 2015) Steak Your Claim Nothing hurts like taking that deep breath to splurge on a steak only to end up gnawing a flavorless knot of overcooked muscle, wondering if it's worth...

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in our blogs...

How to Eat Somewhere New

(October 8, 2015) When a new place opens, the common wisdom is that you should try it in a couple of months when it's worked out the kinks. Are you made of stone?...

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Your Next Alibi

(September 19, 2015) Headed down to the Arcata Plaza this weekend for the North Country Fair? Make sure to stop for a Bloody Mary at the new Alibi expansion, which opened Friday afternoon....

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