Last Updated Oct 13, 2015 01:05AM

Rice salads are a summertime staple, perfect for picnics and al fresco dining. It just makes delicious sense. They are versatile, unfussy and can be served warm, room temp or chilled. Rice salads also are the perfect side dish that …

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  • This Sept. 14, 2015, photo, shows spicy blue cheese popcorn in Concord, N.H. With the popcorn popped, you can go either sweet or savory when making popcorn treats. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Entertaining a gaggle of ghouls? Time to dress up popcorn
    It’s that time of year again, when gaggles of little ghosts, goblins and ghouls expect sweet treats. Whether you are hosting a graveyard’s worth of sp...
    Updated Oct 13 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Hard ciders at East Liberty Tap House. How ’bout them hard ciders?
    What happens when Americans with an interest in artisan food, beer and wine meet up with a beverage that’s light, gluten-free and a bit nostalgic? I...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 07:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

The Table BBQ with marinated select beef, at the Seoul Garden Korean restaurant, Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Restaurant review: Hands-on dining delights at Seoul Garden in South Salt Lake
    Despite my best efforts to project otherwise, I am not a manly man. I’m about as comfortable with engines and oil as I am with being confronted by the...
    Updated Oct 08 2015 09:04 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

The Table BBQ with marinated select beef, at the Seoul Garden Korean restaurant, Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Dish of the Week: Table BBQ at Seoul Garden in South Salt Lake
    Starting at $25.99 • The epitome of hands-on cuisine is the DIY tableside BBQ at Seoul Garden in South Salt Lake. Select from spicy chicken, pork bell...
    Updated Oct 08 2015 11:56 am   |     |   Share

  • Utah food news: Drink beer, save land
    Drink beer, save land Summit Land Conservancy and Wasatch Brew Pub will unveil the Clothing Hoptional beer during the 2015 Hoppy Hour Celebration. T...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 07:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 photo, restaurateur Emeril Lagasse speaks at the AARP convention in New Orleans. His latest cookbook, Emeril Lagasse tells life story via recipes in new cookbook
    Before there were Food Network icons and cultish produce, before farm-to-table was a philosophy and cake decorating became a competitive sport, there ...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • This Sept. 21, 2015, photo shows quinoa pumpkin breakfast bowl in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Easy breakfast bowls are another reason to cook up quinoa
    I apologize if you’ve heard this from me before, but I must once again urge you to cook up a huge batch of quinoa and keep it in your fridge (or freez...
    Updated Oct 06 2015 09:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Tasha Erickson adds the mustard as she prepares a Cuban sandwich inside the Urban Press Food Truck during a recent stop at the Soho Food Park in Holladay. How to make the perfect Cuban sandwich
    Tampa, Fla. • To make the perfect Cuban sandwich, pay attention to the bread and the order in which the ingredients are layered. Otherwise, says the F...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 07:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this photo taken Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, pumpkin spice products ranging from cookies and donuts to candy and air freshener are shown in Atlanta. These days, pumpkin spice is a modifier on a list of foods that grows longer each fall: There are pumpkin spice lattes and breakfast cereals, doughnuts and yogurt-coated pretzels, pancakes and candy, even pizza and beer.(AP Photo/John Bazemore) Pumpkin spice: The flavor of fall, and a hint of the past
    Once upon a time, pumpkin spice lived pretty much only in pies. That was a long time ago. These days, it’s a modifier on a list of foods that grows lo...
    Updated Sep 29 2015 06:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Sept. 14, 2015 photo shows tomato, orzo and dill soup in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Katie Workman. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) It’s time to get reacquainted with comforting tomato soup
    Do you tend to overlook tomato soup? I do. These days when there is soup on the menu, whether it’s at one of those soup and sandwich joints or any num...
    Updated Sep 29 2015 06:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah food news: Honey bee health plan, teen chef competition, new chef at Cucina
    Honeybee health plan proposal The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food will hold an open house to get input on how to promote the health of honey...
    Updated Sep 29 2015 06:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Brothers Adam, Jared and Steven Terry stand outside the colorful Waffle Love truck. The Utah-based food truck is one of seven competing on “The Great Food Truck Race. Utah Waffle Love food truck is runner-up in Food Network competition
    There is no sweet ending for Utah’s Waffle Love food truck. Owner Adam Terry and his brothers Jared and Steven came in second during “The Great Food T...
    Updated Sep 28 2015 07:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah food blogger, Ashlee Prisbrey, is one of seven bakers to compete on the upcoming Food Network series: Halloween Baking Championship. Courtesy  |  Food Network Utah blogger to compete on Halloween Baking Championship
    Utah baker and blogger Ashley Prisbrey is one of “seven deadly contestants” to participate in the upcoming “Halloween Baking Championship” series on F...
    Updated Sep 29 2015 06:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, Ruth Reichl, the former editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine, poses for a photograph in Miami Beach, Fla. In the book Ruth Reichl talks about bouncing back from Gourmet’s demise
    Ready for a deep dive into the dismantling of Gourmet magazine? Ruth Reichl is ready to share. Actually, it’s more about how that dismantling uprooted...
    Updated Sep 25 2015 05:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Aug. 3, 2015 photo shows cinnamon brown sugar pastry tarts in Concord, N.H. This dish is from a recipe by Alison Ladman. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Take your breakfast to a new level with DIY toaster pastries
    Ready to get retro with your baked goodies? How about a batch of do-it-yourself toaster pastries? They are easier than you think. After all, the ones ...
    Updated Sep 22 2015 08:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Host Phil Rosenthal bikes through streets of Barcelona with a leg of world-famous jamon in ìIíll Have What Philís Having.î Courtesy  |  WGBH TV preview: Hey, ‘I’ll Have What Phil’s Having’
    Sitcom writer/producer Phil Rosenthal was not a foodie growing up. His mother told him she’s surprised to see him traveling the world, eating all sort...
    Updated Oct 04 2015 05:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah food news: Cocktail contest, cheese challenge and more
    Farm to Glass cocktail contest September is a good month for a drink, as 21 mixologists from Salt Lake City are participating in the Farm to Glass Co...
    Updated Sep 22 2015 09:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Durga Magar holds a bitter melon she plans to sautÈ in butter with onion and a pinch of salt. She found the melon at Sunnyvale Farmers Market at Valley Central Park, which run by the New Roots Refugee program. Sunnyvale Farmers Market gives refugees in Utah a taste of home
    The joy on Vumilia Evangeline’s face was evident. The Burundi refugee held a plastic grocery sack filled with butter beans, the ingredient needed to m...
    Updated Oct 03 2015 08:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)   Chana masala from From thesis to a movement, cookbook author shows how to ‘Eat Well on $4 a Day’
    Leanne Brown posted a free copy of her master’s thesis — a guide for cheap eating — to the web in 2014 hoping it would inspire those on a limited food...
    Updated Sep 15 2015 07:52 pm   |     |   Share
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Squatters and Wasatch Breweries have introduced a larger, 32-ounce can, called The Crowler. Filled directly from the tap and sealed, the recyclable packaging keeps light and oxygen out and carbonation in. Utah food news: Bigger beer cans from Squatters and Wasatch; Dine O’Round in full swing in Salt Lake City
    Squatters and Wasatch sell a bigger beer can What is bigger than a 12-ounce bottle of beer, but smaller than a 64-ounce growler? A new 32-ounce can, ...
    Updated Sep 15 2015 07:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Sept. 14, 2015 photo shows mini strawberry popovers in Concord, NH. These mini popovers are so tiny and airy that you can have a couple of them for well under 100 calories.(AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Recipe: Not all baked treats are diet busters. Enter mini popovers!
    I am a complete sucker for baked treats and simple sugary carbs. Walking into a kitchen that smells of batters baking — the floral aroma of vanilla fi...
    Updated Sep 18 2015 04:36 pm   |     |   Share