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Maybe it’s because they remind me of the ocean, and the ocean reminds me of the beach, and the beach reminds me of summer... But as it gets warmer, I find myself hankering for shellfish. So to help get you …

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  • This April 20, 2015 photo shows a tossed salad recipe in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Mastering the fine art of a deceptively simple tossed salad
    Summer time is salad time. When it’s hot out and the garden is bountiful, everyone’s in the mood for a light and refreshing entree salad. And what cou...
    Updated May 27 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • This April 13, 2015 photo shows a California dreaming burger in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) School’s almost out, so it’s time to get schooled on burgers
    As food goes, it’s hard to imagine anything more American — and that more perfectly captures summer — than a great grilled hamburger. Trouble is, as m...
    Updated May 27 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • This April 20, 2015 photo shows chilled mango gazpacho in Concord, N.H.  In this mango gazpacho recipe, mangos replace the usual tomatoes, and cucumber is added to stretch the sugars. For punches of flavor, add some heat from pepper flakes and red curry powder. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: A soup suitable for a picnic? Cue the mango gazpacho please
    My daughter, Valentine, fell in love with mango the second she had her first bite of the creamy orange flesh when she was 2, and she dutifully repeate...
    Updated May 27 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Roots Charter High School founder Tyler Bastian poses for a portrait Thursday, May 21, 2015.  Roots Charter High School will open this fall and use farming and agriculture as a way to teach students about math, science, English and arts. New farm-based high school taking Roots in West Valley City
    West Valley City • To many people, the farm is a just a place to grow fresh vegetables, raise animals and tend a beehive or two. But the creators of t...
    Updated May 26 2015 10:17 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah food news: Salt Lake restaurants now need permits to allow dogs on patios
    Restaurants now need ‘Paws on the Patio’ permits Restaurants that want to allow patrons to dine with their dogs on patios must apply for a permit f...
    Updated May 26 2015 10:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Tuesday, May 26, 2015 photo shows Olive Garden's new chicken parmigiana, foreground, and meatball breadstick sandwiches, in New York. The sandwiches don't arrive until June 1, but Olive Garden already has a follow-up act planned with Olive Garden: At least 1 more breadstick creation on the way
    New York • Olive Garden isn’t finished dreaming up new ways to use its breadsticks. The Italian restaurant chain said earlier this month it would intr...
    Updated May 26 2015 10:54 am   |     |   Share
  • Dish of the Week: Hot Dynasty’s stir-fried lamb with bamboo shoots in cumin sauce
    $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. Vel...
    Updated May 22 2015 11:27 am   |     |   Share
  • (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