Fragrant spices flavor this hearty vegetarian soup. It’s a one-pot meal that can be made in 15 minutes. You just add the ingredients to the sa…
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We rarely appreciate cauliflower for what it is. We grill slabs of it and pretend it’s steak. We mash it like potatoes. We even mangle it into pizza crusts.
Perhaps no Sichuan dish is as famous as Ma Po, a rich, spicy-hot dish made with tofu and minced ground pork.
When someone asks a cook if he or she really needs another cookbook, the answer is almost always yes. Why settle for one baking book when there are three more just as worthy?
Biz Buzz shares business tidbits from the tri-states. In this edition, we share developments from Dubuque and Bellevue, Iowa.
A recipe from Jessica Seinfeld’s “Vegan, at Times”:
Given the current obsession with plant-based cooking, cheese might seem like a food in decline.
From leftovers in your lunch to planning a meal for family and friends, keeping food safe is important.
Ginger is not just spicy, sweet and delicious. It’s also tremendously good for you. The holiday season is the perfect time to pack a punch with it in everything from the cookie tray to the cocktails.
From turkey and cranberry sauce straight to potato pancakes in one weekend. Not bad.
Pizza is always welcome in our house. This all-vegetable one is light and quick to make.
For me, one of the best things about going to IKEA has always been its Swedish food market.
Whether it’s an entire spit-roasted pig or the more accessible skillet-braised shoulder, pork frequently is the focus of feasts during religious festivals in Bali, a pocket of Hindu tradition in majority-Muslim Indonesia.
Sure, Thanksgiving just passed. Maybe food is the last thing you want to think about. But for some area chefs, the late autumn season of flavors is just beginning.
CHICAGO — It started, as many things do, with a text message: “If you had a friend coming to town and had to recommend one Chicago brewery to hit, what would you recommend?”
Dubuque’s new soul food restaurant only has been open for a handful of weeks.
What do you do with Thanksgiving leftovers or really anytime you have a lot of leftovers? This turkey bowl is an answer.
Mention French bread pizza, and people have feelings.
Here’s a new way to serve salmon. It’s baked with a crisp, crunchy Parmesan crust that adds texture and flavor to this meaty fish.
The lacquered look of a glazed roasted chicken might be alluring, but it can be a trial to execute well. The sugar in glazes caramelizes in the oven, adding deep sweet-savory notes and intensifying browning.
Biz Buzz shares business tidbits from the tri-states. In this week’s edition, we include updates from Dubuque and Maquoketa, Iowa, and Platteville, Wis.
PEOSTA, Iowa — For a small Dubuque County community, the opening of a new taphouse is generating big-time interest.
Whether you’re a beginning baker or an experienced entertainer, having the right tools can make the process of holiday party prep faster, easier, more festive -- and ensure you can achieve expert-level results. Here are a few must-haves to add to your holiday shopping list.
A growing company known for its distinctively shaped cakes plans to open a location in Dubuque.
I said that I had seen some recipes claiming you can make croissants in just four hours. I scoffed, dismissively. Everyone knows the best croissants take three days to make.
I’ve been married for a gazillion years, but I still like to occasionally woo my husband with a great meal.
There’s a semi-serious joke on Twitter about releasing the “all-Julia cut” of “Julie & Julia.”
Cookbook author, TV host and celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich is one of the most famous Italian cooks in the U.S. She’s also a successful restaurateur, with eight restaurants specializing in Italian and Italian-American cuisine.
MILES, Iowa — Stalker’s Pub has been named a top five finalist in Iowa’s Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin Contest, according to a social media post from the Maquoketa Chamber of Commerce.
Biz Buzz shares business tidbits from around the tri-states.
FENNIMORE, Wis. — Plant Manager Dillon Potts’ gloved hands positioned a 40-pound brick of soft cheese tightly against the side of a machine just as a mechanism slowly pushed the cream-colored block through a crisscrossed grid of sharpened wires.
When Jay Jubeck and Dan Caraway opened Jubeck New World Brewing in July 2014, the menu of six tap beers was written on a flattened cardboard box.
It’s OK to drink white after Labor Day. Who am I to judge? While you’re at it, thrown on a pair of your white Gucci jeans.
Planning meals on vacation is always a challenge. It’s a drag to schlep a week’s worth of ingredients to your destination, packed in the car along with your suitcases, and you never know how the vacation home’s kitchen will be outfitted.
Here’s a 10-minute meal that will perk up your favorite boneless pork chops.
Seven years after ushering in a revolution in local brewing, Jubeck New World Brewing Co. is plotting an expansion that will more than double its size.
PITTSBURGH — Travis Harhai is pretty proud of his deep-dish apple pie.
I'm just going to be honest here: I've never actually been frightened by a drink. Have you?
These Tex-Mex style enchiladas take less than five minutes to make using a microwave oven.
After eating our way through Vietnam, it became clear that contrast was one of the defining features of the cuisine. Tender and crunchy. Spicy and fresh. Hot and cool. Many times all in the same dish.
"Ribs" should never be a four-letter word.
One of the condiment world’s “finest pleasures” has upped the ante with a brand extension into the booze business.
Pawpaws are a regional delicacy beloved by foragers and others blessed to have easy access to the deciduous fruit trees.
As the harvest season for grapes comes to a close, the Galena community is once again set to mark the occasion with a celebration.
I was about halfway through making a one-pot meal of shepherd’s pie when I suddenly realized that my one-pot meal required the use of three pots.
Nearly 20 local restaurants will donate a portion of their sales to support Dubuque Community Schools programming on Thursday, Oct. 14.
October is National Pretzel Month, and there’s no better time to celebrate the pleasure of this iconic snack.
As the summer heat abates, breweries across the tri-states have amber German brews and fall-themed seasonal offerings on tap.
The family meal is a staple of American life. It’s where we connect with the people we love and live with — where stories are shared and family business is discussed.
Coffee shops aren’t just places to get your daily coffee fix. The atmosphere in a café can create an ideal space to meet with friends and family, work independently or have a delightful meal.
It’s easy to take pizza for granted. Many of us have been inhaling gooey slices since we were too young to talk, but have we really taken the time to appreciate each sauce-covered cheese triangle?
Whether you are from Chicago, visit Chicago frequently or are just passing through and grabbing a bite, few things top the experience of a tried-and-true Windy City deep dish pizza.
There’s something about autumn. Even the words we associate with the season hold a special magic: Cornucopia, harvest moon, crisp apples, cool breezes, pumpkin spice and cozy nights.
There was only one building Laura Kempner was willing to uproot her life for — and it’s now the home of Galena, Ill.’s, Champagne on Main, which she runs with her sister, Lisa.
Too often, restaurant entrees leave you subtly unbuttoning your pants as you accept the bill. Most people don't make it to dessert, despite their yearning for delicious ala mode goodness. But there are some sweet treats you just shouldn't miss.
After making a splash in the sandwich market, two local entrepreneurs are poised to launch a new restaurant concept focused on healthy eating.
Struggling to find tasty vegetarian options on nights out with friends? Interested in exploring meals without meat?
Supporting local by eating, drinking and shopping at area locations is an integral part of helping the tri-state's character flourish. But what if you could support a local establishment that, in turn, supports other local establishments?
Whether ice cream is beloved for its creamy goodness, nostalgic reminder of childhood or refreshing effect on a steamy summer night, one thing is certain: Everyone screams for a delicious scoop.
It’s summertime, and the living is getting to be easier again.