Food & Drink

Cook Club: Hummus happiness

We like versatility here at Cook Club — recipes that can do much more than their original intent. This month's focus, hummus, is one of those ... »

Everybody Eats: Get out of dinner rut, try a new recipe

Everyone has a go-to recipe, something they can whip up with little prep, planning or even thought. Mine is a chicken stir fry I made up on the fly ... »

Everybody Eats: A friendship and rhubarb pie to remember

During my recent cleaning spree, I discovered a box of stationary in the basement storage area. I’m not just talking about a small box of bl ... »

Cook Club: Crepes good for breakfast, lunch or dinner

Crepes are making an appearance all hours of the day or night. Crepes whip up in a flash and can be stuffed with a variety of tasty and nutritious ... »

Trendy Toddies: Cold brew makes a splash among coffee drinkers

Iced coffee is in the middle of a revolution. You may wonder how something seemingly so simple can undergo a change of any consequence but across t ... »

Public Space One hosts cooking workshops

The kitchen at Public Space One in Iowa City has been used as a test kitchen for a start-up tofu company, a nightly croissant-making station for a ... »

COOK CLUB: Breakfast works for dinner, so why not for dessert?

Breakfast for dinner is a way to turn dinner on its head and make a boring weeknight a bit more festive. So, why not treat dessert with the same fl ... »

Families ditch the dine-n-dash and use Sunday dinner to slow down and get together

The text messages usually begin shortly after church. “What's the plan for dinner? What should we bring?” This is the modern beginning ... »

Solutions to summer temptations

Some of my clients who have recently lost weight say that the warmer temperatures have contributed to their weight loss — they say they move ... »

Cook Club: Marinate your meat to add more flavor to the summer grill

Are there happier companions than the month of July and the grill?

We certainly cannot think of one without the other. They are summer soul ... »

Raw food diet gets even sweeter with tasty desserts

Perception is everything.

This is especially true for those who investigate the raw food lifestyle for the first time — an approach t ... »

Cook Club: Quick pickling takes time, guesswork out of preserving produce

Pickling is an excellent way to preserve summer’s bounty, to ensure that nothing goes to waste and produce can be enjoyed in the throes of w ... »

Pink popcorn for mud-loving princess is a real treat

When our daughter was born, my husband and I agreed that we were not in love with the color pink.

Just because she was a girl didn’t ... »

Raddicchio’s bitter flavor balanced by creamy eggs in frittata

Our taste buds — numbering near 10,0000 — act as guard dogs for our mouths. They let us know the instant something hits our tongues w ... »

COOK CLUB: A shortcake treat to make skeptics sweet on rhubarb

It’s appropriate that April — the month that brings us fools and jokes — is also rhubarb season.

Rhubarb is no joke. It ... »