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Black bean soup, shrimp is a hearty, whole meal in a bowl

January 6, 2021, 6:00am Food

Hearty black bean soup becomes a welcoming meal with the addition of shrimp. Best of all, it takes only 20 minutes start to finish. Read story

Grixsen Brewing Co. was forced to shut down its pub in the lower industrial eastside of Southeast Portland.

Portland brewers reflect on difficult year

Grixsen Brewing Co. was forced to shut down its pub in the lower industrial eastside of Southeast Portland.

January 3, 2021, 6:01am Food

PORTLAND — April brought a grim outlook for the craft brewing industry. Read story

Tan Vinh's annual Costco holiday wine roundup has arrived for the 2020 holiday season. Find out which bottles  made the cut.

Best bargain wines from Costco

Tan Vinh's annual Costco holiday wine roundup has arrived for the 2020 holiday season. Find out which bottles  made the cut.

January 1, 2021, 6:00am Food

If you’re a wine fanatic, you already know Costco’s Kirkland brand wines are a great value. Some shell out $60 for the annual Costco membership just for the wine. Read story

Vancouver's Heathen Brewing kept suds flowing during the pandemic with a beer truck.

A wild year for restaurants in Clark County

Vancouver's Heathen Brewing kept suds flowing during the pandemic with a beer truck.

December 31, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

Writing about food felt heavy in 2020. After the pandemic hit and precautions shut down restaurants, the nature of my beat shifted overnight. I went from writing stories about fun things like the best doughnuts in Vancouver to covering an unfolding catastrophe for restaurants. Read story

Eugenio Iorio wears a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 as he bakes a pizza at a restaurant in Naples, Italy.

Make a pizza Margherita like an Italian. Here’s how.

Eugenio Iorio wears a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 as he bakes a pizza at a restaurant in Naples, Italy.

December 30, 2020, 6:05am Food

The Margherita is the undisputed heavyweight champion of pizza. Read story

Salted butter and chocolate chunk shortbread cookies. (Colter Peterson/St.

Comfort me with cookies; nation responds to coronavirus

Salted butter and chocolate chunk shortbread cookies. (Colter Peterson/St.

December 30, 2020, 6:05am Food

The year 2020 is finally coming to its decaying, putrescent end. So now is a good moment to look back and contemplate just what it was that helped get us through this most abhorrent of times. Read story

These lemon berry cheesecake bars, with an upper and lower crust made of crescent roll dough, are absolutely heavenly.

Lessons learned in a Clark County pandemic kitchen

These lemon berry cheesecake bars, with an upper and lower crust made of crescent roll dough, are absolutely heavenly.

December 30, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

While the world has debated whether 2020 is the dawn of the apocalypse (I’m thinking yes?), I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with condensed soup, crescent rolls, hot cereal, instant pudding, onion soup mix, gelatin and crackers. This isn’t because I’m unfeeling. I feel deep sadness and… Read story

These airy, tender puffs are filled with a ganache made from dark chocolate and Nutella. Because they're bite-sized, they're perfect for a party.

Ring in the new year with European flair

These airy, tender puffs are filled with a ganache made from dark chocolate and Nutella. Because they're bite-sized, they're perfect for a party.

December 30, 2020, 6:00am Food

PITTSBURGH — Adam Bates didn’t set out to be a pastry chef, let alone one creating gorgeous European-style desserts. Read story

Cook Crabmeat Fried Rice in a flat-bottomed wok pan.

Crab fried rice is a one-dish marvel

Cook Crabmeat Fried Rice in a flat-bottomed wok pan.

December 30, 2020, 6:00am Food

The best fried rice I ever tasted was made by Chinese cookbook author Grace Young, in a cooking class she taught. Up to that time I had only eaten restaurant takeout fried rice and I didn’t like it very much. It was very salty, mushy, and packed with rubbery chicken. Read story

Sweet And Sour Glazed Tilapia with Basmati Rice.

Glazed Tilapia fast fish, flavorful

Sweet And Sour Glazed Tilapia with Basmati Rice.

December 30, 2020, 5:40am Food

I always feel that fish is the original fast food. It cooks in just minutes. For this 5-minute recipe, I use tilapia, because it’s easily available, reasonably priced and goes well with the sauce. The sauce has an unusual ingredient, ketchup. I was surprised to find that several top chefs… Read story