Food & Drink

Recipes

Make cauliflower and broccoli more compelling

Vegetables go in and out of style. These days, the darlings of the vegetable set tend to be cruciferous. Cauliflower is simply adored, and broccoli, a close relative, is nearly as well loved. Kale is still in vogue, as is broccolini, a hybrid cross of gai-lan and broccoli. All have a certain humble, cabbagey, shabby-chic aspect.

Recipes

Lucky chefs enjoy a quick yakisoba

In China and Japan on New Year’s Day, long noodles are considered a lucky food because they symbolize long life. This spicy-sweet yakisoba recipe from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto is Japanese street food at its best — quick, easy and incredibly flavorful.

Recipes

Soup is creamy, without the cream

If there’s a walking, talking advertisement for the power of food to provide energy, it’s got to be Tess Masters. The actor, cook and author behind the popular Blender Girl blog (and cookbook of the same name) is a whirlwind of positivity, words and ideas.

Food & Drink

Ada County food service inspections Dec. 20-26, 2016

The Central District Health Department conducts annual inspections of all food-handling establishments in Ada County. Any listed item indicates items or practices out of compliance with Idaho Food Code. For details, go to cdhd.idaho.gov/EH/food/inspect.htm. The Southwest District Health Department makes similar inspections in Canyon County; its records are available at swdh.org/food-service.asp.

Food & Drink

What’s trending in the food world for 2017?

Restless foodies, home cooks and industry professionals are eagerly waiting for the doors to open on the virtual smorgasbord of new food and drink trends for 2017. With various motives, they’re eager to join the rush to the Next Big Things, as decreed by a combo of consumer interest and savvy marketing. Which came first – the Korean fried chicken or the baked egg? Regardless, selfies will be rampant.

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Ada County food service inspections Dec. 13-19, 2016

The Central District Health Department conducts annual inspections of all food-handling establishments in Ada County. Any listed item indicates items or practices out of compliance with Idaho Food Code. For details, go to cdhd.idaho.gov/EH/food/inspect.htm. The Southwest District Health Department makes similar inspections in Canyon County; its records are available at swdh.org/food-service.asp.

Videos

Red Pavilion Mandarin Cuisine a good choice for Chinese in Meridian

Red Pavilion Mandarin Cuisine offers food with a Sichuan style in Meridian, Idaho. Located at 1760 S. Meridian Road, Red Pavilion opened its doors just recently, but the Wang family also operates an eatery in Mountain Home and previously in McCall.
Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com
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