Not Your Gram's Home Ec

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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Got Fruit? Make Cobbler

(July 23, 2015) My vegetable pipeline flows unimpeded in winter and spring. Brussel sprouts, various leafy greens, root vegetables, purple sprouting broccoli, leeks and spring onions provide ample material for dishes. And...

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Tour de Beer

(July 16, 2015) As gently as if she were easing a sleeping baby into a crib, a waitress settles 12 small glasses of beer, cupped in a wooden tray, onto our table in...

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Pyramid Scheme

Afghani spiced meat and rice

(July 9, 2015) Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was an Afghani restaurant in town? My father has some good stories from his 1966 visit to Afghanistan, mostly about food. Despite, or because...

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No-Fail Risotto

(July 2, 2015) One evening while stirring arborio rice, I thought of an old friend who is married to an Italian. While the rice simmered, I fired off an email to her: "Molly,...

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How to Win at Oyster Fest

And how to lose

(June 25, 2015) At 10 a.m., sitting around a window table at Mazzotti's, we got our instructions (no alcohol, score everything), got our multi-colored ballots and started eating. This year, the 25th anniversary...

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Humboldt on Tap

Would you like cherries with that?

(June 18, 2015) Ari Friedman grins down at the cherries behind the bar at Dead Reckoning Tavern in Arcata. It's a wide smile, stretching the corners of his dark mustache and crinkling his...

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Dig Clams, Die Slow

(August 26, 2015) The California Department of Public Health is warning not to eat recreationally-harvested clams, mussels or other bivalves in Humboldt and Del Norte counties, saying that high levels of domoic...

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Up River, Down River

(August 25, 2015) As the morning fog burned off, revealing light smoke drifting overhead from inland fires, a diverse crowd gathered at the Yurok Tribe’s 53rd annual Klamath Salmon Festival on Saturday, Aug....

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Fair Factor

(August 22, 2015) You can smell the fryers from the parking lot as you stumble through the lumpy pasture toward the whirring rides and tinny pop music playing on the other side...

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