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If your cheese contains fillers, it’s not ‘100% grated parmesan,’ appellate court rules

December 29, 2020, 8:26am Business

A federal appellate court has sided with consumers in a false advertising suit against several major makers of grated Parmesan cheese, sending the companies back to court nearly five years after a news story sparked a wave of litigation when it revealed people might be sprinkling wood pulp onto their… Read story

Pok Pok shown in 2007 at 3226 S.E.

The 10 Portland restaurant closures that hurt the most in 2020

Pok Pok shown in 2007 at 3226 S.E.

December 28, 2020, 6:02am Food

Do you remember where you were nine months ago? I do. On March 13, nine months ago as of this writing, I was out for dinner at a new restaurant, and it was packed. At the time, that wasn’t exactly a rarity. The most obvious perk of my job writing… Read story

John McDonagh, president/CEO of the Greater Vancouver Chamber, directs customers picking up dinner as part of Savor the Couve on Dec. 17 at WareHouse '23 in Vancouver. The promotional event aims to boost local restaurants, which have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdowns intended to curb the pandemic's spread.

Savor the Couve a grab-and-go five-course meal from rotation of Vancouver restaurants

John McDonagh, president/CEO of the Greater Vancouver Chamber, directs customers picking up dinner as part of Savor the Couve on Dec. 17 at WareHouse '23 in Vancouver. The promotional event aims to boost local restaurants, which have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and shutdowns intended to curb the pandemic's spread.

December 25, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

The idea for a new collaborative promotion called Savor the Couve came out of the Restaurant Roundtable, a large group of restaurant owners who meet virtually every week to discuss solutions for the ever-changing challenges posed by COVID-19. Read story

Nothing says "Merry Christmas!" like a steamed figgy pudding, full of dried fruit and the Christmas tipple of your choice.

Now bring us some figgy pudding

Nothing says "Merry Christmas!" like a steamed figgy pudding, full of dried fruit and the Christmas tipple of your choice.

December 23, 2020, 11:09am Clark County Life

Many of you have no doubt lain awake at night during many a Christmas past wondering just what the heck a figgy pudding is, and why it’s so urgent to bring one right here. Read story

Two completed gingerbread houses. Ours is on the right and our roommates' is on the left.

How to make a gingerbread house from scratch (and why you should do this in 2020)

Two completed gingerbread houses. Ours is on the right and our roommates' is on the left.

December 23, 2020, 6:05am Food

This holiday season looks different. We’re staying home to keep our communities safe, and while some have turned to projects aimed at maximizing their productivity, we’re focused on maximizing our festivity. We live with two other roommates, and while we’re all getting along rewatching Christmas movies and “Schitt’s Creek,” we… Read story

Charles Schrag of Seattle has been making the traditional Norwegian food lefse since he was young. Schrag shows off his lefse, which is similar to a flatbread, made with potatoes near his Seattle-area home Dec. 7, 2020.

Try Norwegian tradition this holiday: making lefse

Charles Schrag of Seattle has been making the traditional Norwegian food lefse since he was young. Schrag shows off his lefse, which is similar to a flatbread, made with potatoes near his Seattle-area home Dec. 7, 2020.

December 23, 2020, 6:04am Food

Lefse. It’s a paper-thin flatbread, made from potatoes and cooked on a griddle, flipped with a long, narrow wooden stick, and eaten slathered with butter, sugar and sometimes cinnamon. If you’re of Norwegian heritage, you’ve most likely eaten it at Thanksgiving or Christmas for as long as you can remember. Read story

Winter is the time to try warming cocktails like this sweet Peppermint Pattie. (Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS) (Hillary Levin/St.

6 winter cocktail recipes to snuggle up with

Winter is the time to try warming cocktails like this sweet Peppermint Pattie. (Hillary Levin/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS) (Hillary Levin/St.

December 23, 2020, 6:04am Food

The popular image of stalwart St. Bernard dogs bravely carrying brandy to people stranded in the snow is, sadly, more a creation of cartoons than real life. Read story

Crepe-like phyllo rolls are stuffed with a mixture of apples, shredded cheese, spinach, and ham, then topped with beaten eggs.

Egg, sausage phyllo bake is an easy breakfast

Crepe-like phyllo rolls are stuffed with a mixture of apples, shredded cheese, spinach, and ham, then topped with beaten eggs.

December 23, 2020, 6:04am Food

Phyllo is famously used in Greek cooking to make sweet and savory dishes like baklava and spanakopita. The tissue-thin dough also works well in recipes where some type of filling is cocooned, enchilada-style to create a crisp and flaky roll up. Read story

Vegetable lasagna sure to become a favorite

December 23, 2020, 6:03am Food

Lasagna — a comforting favorite! This vegetarian one will become one of your favorites, too. It can be made ahead and rewarmed. This recipe is for two and is made in a loaf pan. Read story

Hudson's Golden Gem is one of many flavorful apples that might not be commercially acceptable but is among the best-tasting varieties for backyard growing.

Grow your own apples

Hudson's Golden Gem is one of many flavorful apples that might not be commercially acceptable but is among the best-tasting varieties for backyard growing.

December 19, 2020, 6:00am Food

If you’re thinking about growing apples, test varieties and talk with local growers. Read story