Champion Oysters

Champion Oysters

At the fest and in your backyard

(June 23, 2016) Out on the Arcata Plaza, the crowd was swelling and soaking up sunshine, beer and melted butter from half shells. Just inside the window of Mazzotti's, however, we 14 judges...

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Chimichurri in a Hurry

Up your grill game with Argentinian sauce

(June 16, 2016) Whether you're throwing beef, chicken, fish or tofu on the grill this weekend, one sauce that works with them all is chimichurri. It's easy to make and will earn you...

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Spring Curry

Saag paneer with wild mustard leaves

(June 9, 2016) Ever since we were kids, when springtime came around, my brother and I would browse patches of wild mustard greens while out in the fields. The spicy, sharp flavor always...

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Hum Plate Roundup

Casting off the burden of choice

(June 2, 2016) Have not recent political events and the return of 1980s fashion made us all question our collective ability to make good choices? Take a break from weighing the pros and...

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Peas Time

Pairing dried and fresh

(May 26, 2016) Where do black-eyed peas go after being at the center of the New Year's table? Are they put away in the back of the pantry for a year, like...

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Humboldt on Tap

Beer Gone Sour

(May 19, 2016) It's quiet inside The Local Beer Bar in Eureka, where co-owner Darren Cartledge is getting ready for Sour Beer Night. The crowd will come later. Right now it's a couple...

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Sugar on Top

Miniature cakes rated by a miniature critic

(May 12, 2016) The cupcake — as a trend, as a gourmet obsession and as a boutique industry unto itself — is over. It's been given unnatural longevity here behind the Redwood...

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Cabbage Burgers

Piping hot Nebraskan cuisine

(April 28, 2016) Cabbage burgers are individual-sized, savory yeast bread stuffed with peppered beef, cabbage and onions, and they are to rural Nebraskans what sourdough is to Californians. Think calzone or empanada, rather...

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Team Oxen

Animal-powered farming

(April 21, 2016) Since 2009, Kevin and Melanie Cunningham of Shakefork Community Farm have been farming on 85 acres in the Van Duzen River floodplain in sunny Carlotta. They cultivate 8 acres of...

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Lone Star Cookbook

Passing down a ranch and its recipes

(April 14, 2016) Barefoot in a cotton dress, the seventh generation of Kneeland's Lone Star Ranch greets me at the farmhouse door. Named after her great-great-grandmother, 3-year-old Ora Sizemore's family has lived and...

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Blinis, Darling

Glamorous little party pancakes

(April 7, 2016) Russian dancers must walk around town with bricks attached to their ankles, their quads are so tough. In preparation for this article, I've gone down a rabbit hole of All...

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Humboldt on Tap

Yoga, beer and a chance at brewing fame

(March 31, 2016) Collaboration is in the air. Just when I'd been anticipating the almost-annual collaboration brew, a special beer Humboldt brewers create and put on tap for Beer Week, I discovered an...

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Irish All Year

Colcannon in County Humboldt

(March 17, 2016) St. Patrick's Day rolls around and it's once again time to eat Irish food, or rather our Irish-American version of it. If the salty little slab of pink brisket...

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Music of the (Edible) Spheres

Aebleskiver are the new pancakes

(March 10, 2016) Somehow in my 20 years living in the U.S., I had neither heard of nor met aebleskiver. Last year, a photo I stumbled upon while researching traditional foods of...

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Humboldt on Tap

History in a glass

(March 3, 2016) Creamy foam, thick and pale brown, floats atop the dark brew Jacob Pressey sets on a comfortably cluttered bar at Humboldt Regeneration. Outside the roll-up door, rain hammers the corrugated...

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Good Golly, Khinkali

Juicy Georgian dumplings

(February 25, 2016) This winter has been a proper winter for the first time since I moved back from the East Coast in 2010. The drought-stricken pastures have been soaking up the...

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