Hum Plate Roundup

Hum Plate Roundup

Grateful platefuls

(November 26, 2015) There will be a moment somewhere in this long holiday weekend, when, amid the sound of stacking dishes and the hum of a televised football game, you trace a trembling...

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Goodbye, Granola

In search of a warm breakfast

(November 19, 2015) Malaysians start their day with coconut rice wrapped in banana leaves. Egyptians prefer slow-cooked fava beans in olive oil, lemon juice and garlic. In Myanmar, the traditional breakfast is...

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Sweetening Wintertime

Stuffed acorn squash

(November 12, 2015) It happens every year. Summer is over and I am despondent. It's not that I don't like fall. Our fall season is glorious: from golden light to fog-free days...

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Humboldt on Tap

Beer — it's what's for dinner

(November 5, 2015) This fall, a group of friends have been gathering in Shelter Cove to sample bottle after bottle of "Pacific Rim" beers. Red rice ale. Salt ale. Wheat beer. Citrus and...

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Hum Plate

Trying the new place

(October 29, 2015) How to Eat Somewhere New W hen a new place opens, the common wisdom is that you should try it in a couple of months when it's worked out...

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Roasted Chilies

A taste of home

(October 22, 2015) This time of year I long to be back in Colorado, where a bushel of freshly roasted chili peppers is an easy score. There, large metal cages packed full...

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Holy Moly, Chocomole

Chocolate avocado pudding in a flash

(October 15, 2015) We can't grow chocolate or avocados in Humboldt County, but of all the ways in which we indulge in imported resources, these are two of the most nutritious, delicious and...

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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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in our blogs...

GMO Salmon Spawns Huffman's Ire

(November 20, 2015) Congressman Jared Huffman is not having the fish. According to a press release, Huffman is "deeply concerned" about the Food and Drug Administration's approval of genetically engineered salmon. He cites...

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Sauced at Breakfast

(November 17, 2015) The sprouting crop of man buns around the room at the Woodrose Café (911 Redwood Drive, Garberville) might lead you to worry about trendiness encroaching on your breakfast, but...

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Gathering of Tribes

(November 16, 2015) A large crowd gathered at Redwood Acres in Eureka on Saturday to attend the 35th annual Northwest Intertribal Gathering and Elders Dinner. Elders were served a free traditional dinner of...

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