A Cook's Book Club

A Cook's Book Club

And a Russian egg salad

(October 18, 2018) My cooking is variously inspired by seasonal produce, memories of people or places, cravings for specific ingredients or dishes, and reading. Yes, you read that last one right. For the...

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So Long, Mr. Fish

(October 20, 2018) You're going to have to get your Christmas crab someplace else this year. Mr. Fish (2740 Broadway), the iconic Eureka shop that's been shelling out shellfish and doling out...

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In-N-Out in the Planning

(October 13, 2018) Like an online dating match leaving breadcrumb text messages, In-N-Out Burger periodically lets us know it's interested in coming to Humboldt County. Someday. Maybe. And every time, die-hard fans...

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Saturday Special

(October 12, 2018) While you are poking around the Lao Oriental Market (2908 E St., Eureka) on a Saturday, rooting through boxes of bitter melon and eggplants both long and golf ball...

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Sweet Reward

After 25 years, a chocolatier has his own shop

(October 11, 2018) Kenneth Buntin smiles down at the row of new chocolates in the case, domes of milk and dark chocolate filled with ganache-like old fashioned creams — orange, hazelnut, vanilla, ginger...

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Waiting on Abruzzi's Next Act

(October 8, 2018) If your plans for an evening out at Abruzzi were halted by rumors of its closure, don't despair entirely. Open since 1980, the Italian eatery has shut down its...

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Stuffed, Rolled and Fried

Scallion pancakes with ground beef

(October 4, 2018) My kids would probably say I'm the best mom ever if I brought them hot lunch at school every day but I don't. Once in a while, though, I do...

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Quinoa's Boom and Bust

Humboldt farmers face uncertain future

(September 27, 2018) Let's say you first heard of quinoa reading about the winner of a local recipe contest and you decide to try making the new dish for dinner. They call quinoa...

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Give Me My Flowers So I Can Eat Them

Mexican squash blossoms and amaranth greens at the Farmers' Market

(September 20, 2018) Ripe tomatoes, aromatic herbs, and sweet melons. Every late summer, most of us can expect to find our favorites at the farmers' market. But some of the season's treasures are...

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The Price of a Burger

Figuring out cost per plate (almost) like a pro

(September 13, 2018) How much should your burger cost? Unless you've worked in the restaurant business, your sense of what your food is worth is largely intuitive, a range drawn from what...

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The Bird and the Brine

A lesson in making the best chicken ever

(September 6, 2018) I have the best chicken recipe for you all. But before you start on this journey, you must have experienced the trial and error of making a bad chicken. Failing...

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So Long, Mr. Fish

(October 20, 2018) You're going to have to get your Christmas crab someplace else this year. Mr. Fish (2740 Broadway), the iconic Eureka shop that's been shelling out shellfish and doling out...

Read On >

In-N-Out in the Planning

(October 13, 2018) Like an online dating match leaving breadcrumb text messages, In-N-Out Burger periodically lets us know it's interested in coming to Humboldt County. Someday. Maybe. And every time, die-hard fans...

Read On >

Saturday Special

(October 12, 2018) While you are poking around the Lao Oriental Market (2908 E St., Eureka) on a Saturday, rooting through boxes of bitter melon and eggplants both long and golf ball...

Read On >

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