Shiso with Everything

Shiso with Everything

(August 6, 2020) I didn't even hear my cat-footed co-worker leave the bag of shiso leaves on my porch. But, to my joy, there it was: a dozen or more peach-fuzzed, feathery...

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Pivoting into Produce

Powers Creek stand sprouts in Blue Lake

(July 30, 2020) Monica Morris is shopping for ingredients to make her annual zucchini relish. Normally around this time of year, farmers have zucchini "coming out their ears," she says. But finding a...

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Hunan Restaurant's Chinese and Lao Revival

(July 23, 2020) Back in January, Ronnie Worasen was walking through the empty kitchen of Hunan Restaurant (2912 E St., Eureka), rattling off the changes he was planning, from painting the dining...

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'Emotional Roller Coaster'

Dine-in and bars shutter again

(July 16, 2020) On Monday morning, Jennifer Metz, co-owner of Phatsy Kline's Parlor Lounge and the Inn at 2nd & C, said she was feeling good about going with the flow and making...

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Summer, Berries and Baking

Beautiful blackberry and rose tart

(July 9, 2020) The summer sun still shines brightly as it does every summer but this year is missing the sound of children laughing at the playground. Although I can hear the fireworks...

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Restaurant Mask Drama

Servers bear the brunt of mask resentment

(July 2, 2020) Manuel Martinez was only 20 minutes into his shift bussing tables at Golden Harvest last weekend when he spotted a customer walking in without a mask. When Martinez asked if...

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Oyster Fest Re-imagined

A virtual festival gives food for thought for future events

(June 25, 2020) For those of us who don't make it to the blocked-off plaza early enough, the annual Arcata Bay Oyster Festival begins with the distance event of hiking from somewhere in...

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The Pots Smell Good

Jerk Kitchen opens in Eureka

(June 18, 2020) In Christiana, the rural town in Jamaica's Manchester Parish where his grandmother lived, Dell Bryan learned to cook from her. His wife of 35 years, Joanne Kerr, explains they...

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Playing with Tradition

Chicano Eats goes from blog to book

(June 11, 2020) As a homesick Humboldt State University student away from his Southern California family for the first time, Esteban Castillo called his mother for recipes to replicate the comfort foods...

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Reopening Dining ... Or Not

Humboldt restaurants wrestle with regulations, safety and slim margins

(June 4, 2020) Meredith Maier of Six Rivers Brewery had already put together a plan for her restaurant to follow not only state and OSHA guidelines, like masks for staff and tables 6...

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A Virtual Oyster Fest

Shucking crowds for a socially distant event

(May 28, 2020) As the days grow warmer and COVID-19 lingers, bivalve enthusiasts have wondered what's to become of the 30th annual Arcata Bay Oyster Festival, née Oyster Fest. On Saturday, May 23,...

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Soup for the Soul

A Humboldt restaurateur cooks for sheltering seniors

(May 21, 2020) It's a Friday afternoon, and Christine Silver is at Humboldt Soup Co. on Myrtle Avenue in Eureka getting a pot — a very big pot — of soup ready. But...

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Underdog

Chicago Dog House's unlikely opening

(May 14, 2020) The Chicago dog is born of hard times. During the 1930s, a nickel "Depression dog" with mustard, onions and relish, or one that was "dragged through the garden," the meat...

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Rice Sacks and Blessings

Hmong and Lao volunteers feed their communities

(May 7, 2020) Every April the Humboldt Grange fills with music, prayer, the chanting of Buddhist monks and Lao food — tables laden with aluminum trays of fried fish, spring rolls, rice...

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Wolves During Wartime

M.F.K. Fisher on food, security and love

(April 30, 2020) Editor's note: As we shelter in place during a global pandemic, it seems like a good time to revisit Simona Carini's take on M.F.K. Fisher's wartime rationing recipes and reflections,...

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Shopping for Strangers on Instacart, Relying on Friends

(April 23, 2020) Rachael Trump started delivering for Instacart in early February, when the U.S. was counting its first confirmed COVID-19 cases and weeks before Humboldt County and the state of California instituted...

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