Food & Drink

Everbody Eats: What to make when the oven dies

We're eating a lot of sandwiches at my house. I wish I could say it's because it is July, and it is too hot to cook, but the truth is my oven is on it ...

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The Pig & Porter offers unique dishes, craft cocktails

Don't go to newly opened NewBo eatery The Pig & Porter looking just for pork and beer. You can get those things, but they are just the tip of the rest ...

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Cook Club: Kale Pesto

If you love vegetables, there is no better way to get them than fresh from the farm. Even better when they're delivered by the boxful to a local drop- ...

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Everybody Eats: Siblings are different, but they stick together

I've always found it interesting that my siblings and I are not alike.I'm not saying we don't have anything in common. We grew up together; of course ...

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From the pantry: Fried cauliflower makes friday night fun

In our house the Friday evening meal has one requirement: it has to be fun. About a year ago my husband and I decided that we wanted to ring in the we ...

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Everybody Eats: Bring out the bourbon for tasty fudge brownies

I recently took a tour of a bourbon distillery. As a non-bourbon drinker, it was an odd way to spend a Friday afternoon, but I was in Louisville, Ky., ...

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Crimson Sunset Vineyards, Winery & Cidery remains only certified organic winery in the state

It can be tough to grow grapes in Iowa. Especially organically. It requires hardy grape varieties to survive our hot, humid, wet summers and cold, har ...

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Cook Club: Swedish sandwich opens up many wonderful options

In recent years Americans seem to be embracing open-faced sandwiches as a meal. Smashed avocado on a slice of bread is amazingly satisfying for lunch ...

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Everybody Eats: Chicken options endless

By Meredith Hines-Dochterman, For the GazetteI've always admired the people who spend an entire day cooking in order to have a week's worth of meals r ...

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Everybody Eats: Planning for a party can be both stressful, fun

A friend of mine recently spent a week in Spain after another friend texted her to say he found airline tickets for less than $300 - if they left the ...

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Cook Club: Ole! Taste the flavors of Mexico while celebrating Cinco de Mayo

May starts out very early with a day of celebration. Namely, the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo. This holiday which technically commemorates Mexico's ...

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Corridor Veg Week highlights vegan dining

As chef at Red's Alehouse in North Liberty, Mike Osler cooks a lot of burgers, pork tenderloins and bacon cheese fries. But recently, he's flexed a di ...

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From the Pantry: Add the umami factor to spring salads

Once spring arrives, salads start hitting their stride. Potatoes, squash and other hearty vegetables we subsisted on for their seasonal attributes now ...

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Everybody Eats: Old favorite rejoins dinner rotation

You know how some families have dinner traditions? When I was little, it was French night. It consisted of French bread, cheese and fruit - an incredi ...

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Cook Club: Classic Moroccan meal gets a modern update

Around the globe, the number seven is revered as lucky to many and sacred to some. In the North African country of Morocco the number seven is especia ...

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