Food & Drink

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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24 compete, network in Top Chef: Downtown Iowa City

IOWA CITY - Tiny tacos, mini empanadas and petite pies took center stage at the seventh annual Top Chef: Downtown Iowa City on Monday. With 24 establ ...

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Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week starts Wednesday

Looking for a delicious lunch or dinner option? Restaurant Week, which begins Wednesday and continues through March 5, is a great chance to try out a ...

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Everybody Eats: Chocolate recipes for chocolate lovers

When I was little, I didn't like chocolate. My mother would purchase Thin Mints from the neighborhood Girl Scouts and I wouldn't touch them. I still ...

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Cook Club: Chicken and dumplings are perfect comfort food

This is the time of year when there is one dish I always crave: my grandmother June Kramer's chicken and dumpling soup recipe. Rich and comforting, i ...

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Serving self-confidence: Cafe 361 gives back to Cedar Rapids community

On a day off from school, you might not expect middle school and high school girls to spend their time giving back to the community. But at Cafe 361 i ...

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Everybody Eats: Ideas for the most important meal of the day

Confession: I often leave the house without eating breakfast.I know this is wrong. I know breakfast is important. And it's not that I don't love break ...

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Cook Club: Chocolate banana muffins start your morning off right

Chocolate cake for breakfast, anyone? That decadent morning meal is apparently a bonafide 2017 food trend prediction. As I read over lists of what fo ...

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From The Pantry: A brioche recipe to remember as columnist says her good-bye

Almost eight years ago I was on my honeymoon on the Orcas Island outside of Seattle. My husband and I grabbed a day old candied orange brioche loaf fr ...

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Anticipated eats: Eastern Iowa restaurants, taprooms and coffee shops coming in early 2017

The brew tanks are installed and the kitchen equipment has arrived at Backpocket Pilot Pub, and manager Sarah Barickman is looking forward to opening ...

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Everybody Eats: Sunday night cookies return, thanks to new oven

Several people have asked me whether I (finally) have a new stove, and the answer is yes! Yes, I do! #x201c;And did you get it for a better price?#x2 ...

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