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$11.95 • A dish I don’t recall seeing on any other menu in town, and one I might have overlooked if it weren’t for our waitress’ savvy suggestion. Velvet-soft and finely trimmed lamb is stir fried wit...

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  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Snacks that could be coming soon to a movie theater near you, from left: Mrs. May's blueberry almond-flavored Mini Crunch, Cracker Jack'D PB & Chocolate-flavored Hearty Mix, Brookside Acai & Blueberry-flavored Dark Chocolate and Dole orange-flavored Fruit Snacks. Healthy foods: Coming soon to a theater near you?
    Las Vegas • In the annals of sales demonstrations, the guy trying to serve warmed-up edamame pods was not having a good day. The salesman was trying t...
    Updated May 19 2015 09:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Braised beef with flat noodle at Hot Dynasty, a new Sichuan restaurant in the Chinatown complex on 3300 South in Salt Lake. Restaurant review: Hot Dynasty’s enormous menu worth tackling
    The menu at Hot Dynasty is big. No, not that big — think bigger, much bigger. I’m talking about levels so astronomically preposterous you might imagin...
    Updated May 19 2015 09:30 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah residents, Melissa and Dallas Hartwig, are authors of ìThe Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom. Utah authors offer a 30-day path to good health in ‘The Whole30’
    Authors and Utah residents Melissa and Dallas Hartwig say their newest book is not a quick-fix weight-loss plan, although you may shed a few pounds w...
    Updated May 19 2015 09:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Recipe: A robust grilled puttanesca by way of a chilled gazpacho
    We love grilled vegetables. We love Italian puttanesca sauce. And we love a nice cool gazpacho. So why not combine our three loves? We tossed some of ...
    Updated May 19 2015 09:51 am   |     |   Share

  • Here are 3 new barbecue books that will help you get your grill geek on
    With grilling season upon us, let’s all take a moment to reflect on the various ways we send our food to the fire. There is, of course, Monday through...
    Updated May 19 2015 09:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • This April 20, 2015 photo shows a pineapple core ceviche recipe in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Getting to the core of the matter — eat your pineapple cores!
    Pineapple gets its unmistakable sweetness from natural sugars, of course, but this tropical fruit also is a fantastic source of vitamin C and fiber. ...
    Updated May 19 2015 09:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Recipe: Crank up the grill for a finger-friendly vegetable dish
    Much as I love my grill for the low-and-slow magic it works with a monster hunk of pork butt or a thick and beefy steak, I find it often shines bright...
    Updated May 20 2015 05:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • This April 13, 2015 photo shows goat cheese stuffed grilled sweet potatoes in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: A grill-friendly take on stuffed hasselback sweet potatoes
    To be honest, it’s hard not to get inspired by hasselback potatoes, those deliciously crisp and creamy potatoes that are thinly sliced so they fan out...
    Updated May 19 2015 09:49 am   |     |   Share
  • Food News: Utah one of the least friendly food states
    Ranking: Utah not a food-friendly state Utah is one of the least “food-friendly” states in the nation, according to a ranking from Retale, a locatio...
    Updated May 19 2015 09:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • This April 13, 2015 photo shows Sriracha spiked ketchup in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) A new ketchup that just might inspire condiment excitement
    We all have THAT food, the food we eat when nobody else is looking. Mine involves ketchup. Unless you are a ketchup freak like me (and most people abo...
    Updated May 22 2015 03:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Dish of the week: Harbor Seafood & Steak Co.’s crab cakes
    $16 • The best crab cakes are mostly shellfish, with just a bit of binder to keep them in one piece and light seasoning. Harbor achieves that perfect ...
    Updated May 15 2015 09:11 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Cathy Tshilombo, owner of Mama Africa Kitoko, cooks beignets at Spice Kitchen Incubator, Monday, May 11, 2015. Tshilombo, will be be making beignets and samosas at this year's Living Traditions Festival. Salt Lake City’s Living Traditions Festival celebrates 30 years of ethnic food, music and dance
    Cathy Tshilombo has a prediction for this year’s Living Traditions Festival: No matter where you stand, the smells emanating from her Mama Africa Kito...
    Updated May 13 2015 03:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • This March 9, 2015 photo shows tostones eggs Benedict with cilantro sauce in Concord, N.H. The most popular plantain dish might be tostones, a fritter with a fry-like crunchy exterior and a fluffy, faintly sweet interior.  (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Looks like a banana, but eats like a potato! It’s a plantain
    My 16-month-old daughter has started identifying her favorite fruit, joyfully crying “ba-TA-ta!” as soon as she spies the cheery yellow fruit in our p...
    Updated May 12 2015 08:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2014, file photo, TV personality Padma Lakshmi attends the world premiere of Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi wants you to go vegetarian for a few meals a month
    It’s easy to want to hate Padma Lakshmi. The “Top Chef” host and former model is so effortlessly beautiful it hurts. On top of that, she’s not afraid ...
    Updated May 12 2015 08:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • This April 13, 2015 photo shows grilled tuna panzanella in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Ban boring baked fish! It’s time for grilled tuna panzanella
    We all know we should eat more fish. We all know it’s good for us. What we don’t always know is a great way to make eating fish feel new and exciting....
    Updated May 12 2015 08:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah food news: Utah man is Sexiest Vegan winner
    West Valley man wins ‘Sexiest Vegan’ contest Victor Ivan Barragan, a 27-year-old West Valley City resident, was the male winner of PETA’s Sexiest Ve...
    Updated May 12 2015 08:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Holly Burrell, wife of actor Ty Burrell, the quirky dad on Utah’s ‘Modern Mom’ Holly Burrell shares journey of food and picky eaters
    Dinner at the Burrell house could inspire a television comedy script. Modern mother Holly Brown Burrell spends several hours each week planning, shopp...
    Updated May 06 2015 03:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • Waffles and fresh fruit will be a popular offering at many Utah restaurants on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10. Joe Michl | Getty Images A bouquet of Mother’s Day dining options on the Wasatch Front
    Does Mom like an elegant buffet at a hotel or a causal brunch at a local diner? Whatever her preference, there’s a Utah restaurant ready to make her f...
    Updated May 05 2015 09:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sustainable food wins big for Dan Barber at Beard awards
    Chicago • An almost obsessive dedication to regional and seasonal foods has netted Dan Barber a first-ever culinary hat trick in the nation’s top rest...
    Updated May 05 2015 01:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • This April 6, 2015 photo shows chocolate raspberry beet cake in Concord, N.H. Not sure about the idea of beets in a cake? Believe it or not, you won’t even know they are there. But you will know this is an incredibly moist and rich chocolate cake, and that’s what matters. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Show Mom some love with a moist chocolate — and beet! — cake
    Mom always said to eat your vegetables. So call this getting even... Make her vegetables as a Mother’s Day dessert. Or maybe it’s just the ticket for ...
    Updated May 05 2015 11:09 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah food news: Well-known sushi chef joins Kyoto team
    Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday Letter carriers will be collecting nonperishable food items on Saturday as part of the 23rd annual Stamp Out Hunger Foo...
    Updated May 05 2015 09:19 pm   |     |   Share