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I have a recipe for a potato gratin in my last cookbook — “Dinner Solved!” — that I firmly stand by. Here is another that I firmly stand by. And I plan to come up with more such recipes to …

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  • This Feb. 15, 2017 photo shows banana oat muffins in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d’Arabian. (Melissa d’Arabian via AP) These banana oat muffins make a quick breakfast or snack
    Like many families, we try to minimize the amount of processed sugar we eat. But, it is lurking everywhere, and we are eating far more processed sugar...
    Updated Feb 25 2017 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Yaki Udon with chicken ($13.95) at Mizu Japanese Cuisne in West Valley City. Dish of the Week: Yaki udon from Mizu in West Valley City
    $13.95 • This classic Japanese stir-fry noodle dish is filling, flavorful and fun to eat. Mizu’s yaki udon features big, chewy udon noodles tossed wit...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   The Mind Eraser roll with spicy crabmeat, yellowtail and jalapeÒo slices and jalapeÒo sauce ($13) at Mizu Japanese Cuisine in West Valley City. Also on the plate is tuna, salmon, striped bass and white tuna sashimi. Restaurant review: Mizu serves an array of Japanese cuisine in West Valley City
    West Valley City • Mizu Japanese Cuisine couldn’t be further away from Japan at its strip mall location on 5600 West. Yet, with a warm bottle of sake...
    Updated Feb 24 2017 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Fisher Brewing Co. memorabilia is still on hand at Ken Sanders Rare Books. The brewery, first opened in 1884 and finally closed in the 1960 is being reopened. After 50 years, Utah’s A. Fisher Brewing Co. is back on tap
    The state’s thriving beer culture and its rich brewing past come full circle this week when the revived A. Fisher Brewing Co. opens for business in Sa...
    Updated Feb 23 2017 09:43 am   |     |   Share


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    Updated Feb 22 2017 08:56 am   |     |   Share
  • This Feb. 2, 2017 photo provided by The Culinary Institute of America shows a Red Carpet Royal cocktail in Hyde Park, N.Y. This drink is from a recipe by the CIA. (Phil Mansfield/The Culinary Institute of America via AP) For the Oscars, try a Champagne cocktail that’s dressed up
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Hot wings at  Trolley Wing Co. in Salt Lake City. Dish of the Week: Smoked Wings at Trolley Wing Co.
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    Updated Feb 16 2017 04:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Kathy Stephenson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Hells Backbone Grill in Boulder, Utah. Chefs from tiny Utah town named semifinalists for prestigious award
    Jen Castle and Blake Spalding, co-owners of Hell’s Backbone Grill in Boulder, have been named semifinalists in the 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards,...
    Updated Feb 16 2017 08:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   After a series of setbacks, things are finally coming together for Trolley Wing Co. in Salt Lake City, On Jan. 30, the popular wing joint received a hard-to-get club license from the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC). A week later, the travel and food site, Thrillist, gave the Sugar House eatery the title of ìBest Wings in Utah,î and last week owner Jess Wilkerson signed the lease for a second location that will open in a few months in Midvale. After series of unfortunate events, Salt Lake City’s Trolley Wing Co. again soaring
    It’s been a remarkable month for Salt Lake City’s Trolley Wing Co. On Jan. 30, the popular wing joint received a coveted club license from the Utah De...
    Updated Feb 16 2017 09:06 am   |     |   Share
  • This filet mignon with pistou looks fancy but makes a darn simple weeknight dinner
    Wow, does this dish look classy, right? But look at the ingredient list — not too long. And look at the steps — pretty darn simple. My boys love all k...
    Updated Feb 14 2017 09:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Dec. 8, 2016 photo shows pumpkin chia breakfast pudding at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Elizabeth Karmel. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Pumpkin chia breakfast pudding is nutritious, delicious and quick to make
    Everyone I know is looking for a quick breakfast that is loaded with healthy ingredients and great taste. A few years ago, when the chia seed became p...
    Updated Feb 14 2017 09:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • Dish of the week: Croissant aux aumandes from Passion Flour Patisserie
    $5.25 • This airy croissant — which on Thursday was named one of PETA’s Top 10 Vegan Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day — is a triple threat of almond f...
    Updated Feb 16 2017 02:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rich Kane | The Salt Lake Tribune)    The Judge Cafe, at 300 South and Main Street in Salt Lake City, is slated to close — but perhaps only temporarily — after Feb. 10. Longtime Salt Lake City lunchtime staple Judge Cafe to close
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Tom Guinney is pictured at Market Street Grill and Oyster Bar in downtown Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Guinney joined the Gastronomy restaurant group in 1980, two years after original co-founders John Williams and Tom Sieg opened the New Yorker. Some 37 years later, Guinney is the last surviving member of the trio. Guinney was recently honored by being given the “Key to the City” by Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski. Notes from noted Salt Lake ‘restaurant manager’ Tom Guinney
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, why not explore the red blend wine trend. Red hot wine blends to love this Valentine’s Day
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    Millcreek • Root vegetables don’t get the respect they deserve. I had that revelation recently at Table X, a charming new restaurant in a neighborhood...
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  • Huddle around these 6 Super Bowl recipes from Utah food producers
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