Food & Drink

Treasure

Surprise that special someone with locally-made sweet treats

The Treasure Valley area is home to many candy and pastry makers. Here’s a look at some favorites in this guide to locally made chocolates and baked goods.

Recipes

A drink that’s meant to be shared

A punch bowl, for those who have yet to experience the massive cocktail, is a large bowl of alcohol, usually more than one kind, and various mixers in the form of fruit juice and/or cordials. By design, it’s meant for more than one person. And it’s a lot more fun than two flutes of Champagne or a bottle of wine.

Recipes

In winter, the onion has its moments

Winter is not my time of year. As seasons go, I rank it last, in the kitchen and everywhere else. I’m cold, there’s nothing fresh to cook, and it makes a curmudgeon out of me. But increasingly, I’m realizing that winter cooking has an upside.

Videos

Indian spice heats up Meridian

Spice Indian Cuisine, the former owners of Madhuban in Boise, is located at 3223 E. Louise Drive.
Darin Oswald doswald@idahostatesman.com
Indian spice heats up Meridian 0:31

Indian spice heats up Meridian

Whip up great guacamole in time for the Super Bowl 1:05

Whip up great guacamole in time for the Super Bowl

Red Pavilion Mandarin Cuisine a good choice for Chinese in Meridian 0:30

Red Pavilion Mandarin Cuisine a good choice for Chinese in Meridian

Here's how your Christmas candy is made 2:46

Here's how your Christmas candy is made