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Eating a salad a day is a habit I adopted a while back to help me automate the eating of raw veggies. Either my lunch or my dinner usually is built around some sort of salad. And I try to …

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  • This Feb. 2, 2015 photo shows lemon pepper roasted pork tenderloin in Concord, N.H. The recipe features coarse black pepper, kosher salt, dried thyme, garlic powder and lemon zest. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: A delicious lemon-pepper pork that should have been chicken
    This is the pork tenderloin that was supposed to be a chicken. But it ended up being one of those delicious mistakes I was so glad I made. I was aimin...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
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Courtesy photo)   Current Fish & Oyster, a new seafood restaurant with familiar owners and several Salt Lake City food connections, opens Thursday, March 5, in the historic building at 279 E. 300 South.

Food notes: New seafood restaurant in Salt Lake City, Price girl wins award for giant cabbage
    Current brings seafood to downtown Salt Lake City Current Fish & Oyster, a new seafood restaurant with familiar owners and several Salt Lake City foo...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • This Jan. 26, 2015 photo shows fusilli with Italian sausage, peas and creamy tomato sauce in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Learning how to get pasta right when trying to get it al dente
    What’s the one ingredient you should always have in your cupboard? Dried pasta, of course. It’s the base of a zillion easy-to-make weeknight meals and...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • This Jan. 19, 2015 photo shows vegetable tagine in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Winter begs for stew. Try a simple and speedy veggie tagine
    A brimming pot of hearty stew is a gift in so many ways during the gray, bone-chilling days of winter. Simmering merrily away on the stove, it warms t...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share

  • Utahn Katie Weinner works with a pasta machine on Utah chef popping back up in Salt Lake food scene after ‘Top Chef’ run
    Now that her run on the culinary competition show “Top Chef” is over, Utah fans can find chef Katie Weinner back in the kitchen of SLC Pop — her pop-...
    Updated Mar 02 2015 03:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cockroach infestation closes Midvale Mexican restaurant
    The Salt Lake County Health Department closed a Mexican restaurant in Midvale on Thursday for cockroach infestation and other “critical” violations, a...
    Updated Mar 02 2015 08:55 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

The Blanco pizza: garlic, Parmesan cheese, cream sauce, diced chicken, procuitto ham, spinach, caramelized onions, artichoke hearts, mozzarella and Monterey jack cheeses, balsamic drizzle, at the Ridge Market and Cafe in Draper. Dish of the Week: The Ridge’s Blanco pizza
    12-inch, $9.95, 16-inch $12.95 • The Neapolitan Stefano Ferrara wood-fired pizza oven from Naples, Italy, sits at the center of The Ridge at the crest...
    Updated Feb 27 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Television personality Alton Brown brings his live show,  Food Network star Alton Brown will shake it up in Salt Lake City with ‘Edible Inevitable’ show
    Alton Brown has visited Utah on several occasions for his many television gigs, but the Food Network star’s most explosive memory of the Beehive State...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 08:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Jan. 19, 2015 photo shows midwestern macaroni and cheese in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Have it your way with a mix and match take on mac and cheese
    Do you love macaroni and cheese? Stupid question, right? OK, so let’s try this one: How could you love macaroni and cheese even more? Now we’re talkin...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 08:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Jan. 19, 2015 photo shows slow cooker pulled chicken pesto pizza in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Here are 10 fresh ideas for using slow cooker pulled chicken and pork
    Lots of people love their slow cookers. Just as many folks don’t. We tend to be in the latter group. Not because we don’t appreciate the dump-and-go c...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 08:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Jan. 26, 2015 photo shows Kat's bourbon slush in Concord, N.H. The drink is great for parties because it is made in advance and is easily doubled, tripled, or whatever you need. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Whiskey for St. Patrick’s Day? Sure, even if it is bourbon
    Here’s a cocktail in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. But you’re going to have to cut me some slack. Why? Because I know what you’re expecting. Any cocktai...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 01:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • Food briefs: Wine dinner at Cucina, ‘Greek Chic,’ Red, White and Snow in Park City and much more
    A call to capture Utah’s agricultural life in photos Utah farmers and ranchers are encouraged to photograph their farm or ranch on Wednesday, March ...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah liquor panel ups fines for employees caught serving alcohol to minors
    Utah bar and restaurant employees who are caught serving liquor to those under 21 will pay higher fines, up to $700, in the future. On Tuesday, the st...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 07:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Jan. 26, 2015 photo shows Belgian endive gratin in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Getting to know Belgian endive with the help of cheese
    Fresh-faced, yet utterly jet-lagged. That’s how I arrived in France for the first time. And that’s how I was introduced to Belgian endive. Madame Gabi...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 08:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Jan. 26, 2015 photo shows rotini with creamy burger sauce in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead Recipe: Want a dinner with easy flavor? Grab a pint of heavy cream
    Sure, we’re all trying to lose those pesky 10 or 15 or whatever pounds, but that’s no reason to not keep a pint of heavy cream in the refrigerator. Tr...
    Updated Feb 24 2015 08:34 pm   |     |   Share

Salt Lake City’s Bambara restaurant has once again created cocktails inspired by the eight Oscar “Best Picture” nominees. This drink, inspired by Salt Lake City bartender drums up Oscar-themed cocktails
    It’s Oscar time, and that means Austin Craig, the bartender at Salt Lake City’s Bambara restaurant, has been creating cocktails inspired by the eight ...
    Updated Feb 19 2015 02:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo delivers her speech on the results of a feasibility study on hosting the 2024 Games as Bernard Lapasset, President of the French Committee for International Sports, right, looks on, in Paris, France, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Hidalgo says Mayor: ‘Without Jews, Paris would not be city that it is’
    Washington • Jews and Muslims are part of the fabric of French society — despite recent terror attacks in Paris that shined a light on long-running di...
    Updated Feb 20 2015 05:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • Dish of the week: Seared bison fillet with Deer Valley’s hand-crafted brie
    $26 • The Mariposa has crafted its menu as small-plate tasting portions. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a rich and decadent seared bison fillet. Decade...
    Updated Feb 20 2015 02:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Waiter Kent Bendixen serves Salt Lake City resident Jack King a Salmon Lunch Boat at the Salt Lake City Benihana restaurant.  King ate at Benihana's 579 times last year, which earned him a grand prize in the national restaurant chain's 2014 Passport Challenge. The 51-year-old King said he eats the express lunch almost every day at the Salt Lake Benihana, in part because it's affordable and because they validate and he gets free parking. He thinks the food is healthy and added that he lost 20 pounds last year. Utah man’s extreme frequent-dining habit at Benihana earns him national reward
    Jack King is not only competitive, he’s consistent. The 51-year-old electrical salesman ate 579 times at the Salt Lake City and other Benihana restaur...
    Updated Feb 17 2015 09:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Goldener Hirsch chef Ryan Burnham adds his homemade chevre to the restaurant's charcuterie and cheese board. Deer Valley Resort grooming new culinary trails with artisan cheese
    Deer Valley has long been known for its high-quality, internationally recognized cuisine in addition to its pristinely groomed slopes. In 2014, the re...
    Updated Feb 17 2015 09:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Jan. 5, 2015 photo shows a fondue duo of chocolate mango and five spice caramel sauces in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Here are 10 easy ways to jazz up Oscar party offerings
    The problem with hosting an Oscars viewing party is that the bar is set impossibly high. How does a mere mortal offer food and drink on par with all t...
    Updated Feb 18 2015 08:52 am   |     |   Share