Food & Drink

Say yes to salad: The perfect dressing makes meal more appealing

I recently received a #x201c;You have memories to look back on today#x201d; notification from Facebook. It was a photo of me and my daughter getting r ...

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Iowa’s craft beer industry continues to grow, industry experts weigh in on the potential “brewery bubble”

It's no secret that Iowa's craft beer industry has been growing, and it seems the trend is only going to continue.#x201c;It's growing rapidly across t ...

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Corridor coffee shops and roasters bring wave of high quality coffee to the area

With more than 60 percent of Americans drinking coffee on a daily basis according to a 2017 report from the National Coffee Assocation, it's safe to s ...

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Top Shelf: Beer and wine pairing events grow in popularity

Anything can be paired with beer.That's the philosophy at Lion Bridge Brewing Company, where a series of local pairing events have highlighted the bre ...

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Top Shelf: Eat — Food trucks can springboard to brick-and-mortar locations

Jeff Coil is getting ready to celebrate the third anniversary of opening QDogs BBQ Company in Marion. But in reality his business has been around more ...

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Cook Club: Bring spring into the kitchen with lilac scones

One of my favorite parts of spring is watching the world burst into bloom. Daffodils, tulips, even the creeping Charlie in my backyard - I love the pr ...

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Farmers market season returns in Eastern Iowa

Farmers market season is back, and Cedar Rapids and Iowa City markets are aiming for greater social responsibility. The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers ...

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Everybody eats: Brunch is a good reason to love Sundays

I was flipping through a book of writing prompts and came across this question: What is your favorite day of the week? Underneath that was the follow- ...

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Garage Band: FliteBrite creates ‘smart’ beer flight paddles

CEDAR RAPIDS - A young Iowa company is offering a high tech alternative to wooden paddle beer flights that rely on a chalk board or paper to help cust ...

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Cook Club: Four different ways to devil those eggs

Cooking, to me, is less about meticulously following recipes - using exactly a 1/4 teaspoon of salt here, or precisely a tablespoon of olive oil there ...

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Falling beef prices could make for prime grilling season

CHICAGO - Brush the snow off that grill and get ready for a grilling season that could be prime for butchers and beef eaters alike.Retail beef prices ...

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Everybody Eats: Prepping kids to cook at college

Ramen noodles. Those two words were uttered over and over by amused parents during a recent visit to my son's future college. He plans to attend a sm ...

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Zeppelins repeats as winner of G0 Cedar Rapids Dinner of Champions

Dynasty Roundtree isn't sure what she wants to be when she grows up - she's leaning toward either neurosurgeon or a chef who owns her food business.Th ...

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What climate change has to do with the price of your lettuce

Unusual weather in the Southwest could cause a nationwide salad shortage later this month. But that's just the tip of the iceberg (lettuce): Scientist ...

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Cook Club: Chocolate mint cookies with a side of Irish beer

I love Girl Scout cookies. Who doesn't? The only downside of this sugary love is the inevitable crash when the yearly cookie sales end and I'm out of ...

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