Food

Fire up your grills for recipes from the season’s best barbecue books

Nearly all barbecue and grilling cookbooks are pretty much the same.They tell you the differences between cookers, from kettle and ceramic kamado gril ...

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Everybody eats: How to make picnic prep easy

My husband and I received a wicker picnic basket as a wedding present more than 18 years ago. I don't think we've gone on 18 picnics since it came int ...

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Americans are eating more pork now than they have in decades — and here’s why

HUMESTON - The Iowa Select pig farm gives its visitors headphones, because the squeal of hogs is deafening. This is either a chorus for the damned - o ...

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Top 10 summer produce items — what’s your favorite?

It's officially summertime in Iowa, and nothing epitomizes the season more than the fresh produce available at farmers markets and food stands all ove ...

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Cook Club: Strawberry jam preserves seasonal fruit

This is my favorite time of year; spring is turning to summer and the bounty of Iowa's farms and gardens is beginning to show. One early summer crop I ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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