Topic “Food”

By Mimi Whitefield (McClatchy Newspapers)

BARCELONA — The day began with a hunt at the famed La Boqueria market — an almost magical place for a foodie with a taste for the fruits of the Catalan region and the bounty of the Mediterranean Sea.

A group trailed behind chef Ignacio Caminero as he peered at the strawberries, hefted the tomatoes, selected eggs and headed to the seafood...

By Susan M. Selasky (Detroit Free Press/MCT)

When my garden herbs start coming on strong, I am constantly on the lookout for ways to use them up.

They’re perfect as a pretty garnish, tossed into salads or sprinkled on pasta dishes. And you can’t beat fresh herbs in basic vinaigrette. With so many uses, they’re definitely culinary workhorses.

This summer I planted herbs a tad...

By Kim Ode (Star Tribune (Minneapolis)/MCT)

For end-of-summer desserts, keep your eyes on fresh fruit. Layer cakes and chocolate tortes can take a hike. When dining in the light of a balmy sunset, savoring the simplicity of perfectly ripened berries or stone fruit is a wonderful way to end the day.

(Or, frankly, to begin the next one if you save some for breakfast.)


By Linda Gassenheimer (McClatchy-Tribune News Service)

Are you tired of serving hot dogs and hamburgers for summer picnics? Why not try grilled turkey sausage dressed up with a tomato, onion and pepper topping?

Several types of turkey sausages are available with various seasonings added. They come hot and spicy or mild. Some are smoked. Pick whichever one suits your taste. The sausages can...

By Jackie Burrell (Contra Costa Times/MCT)

Whether you prefer Romeo and Juliet or Petruchio and Kate, one thing is clear: William Shakespeare must have loved Italy, because he set more than a dozen of his most famous plays there.

We suspect it was because of the food.

Though the Bard’s scripts never specifically mentioned salumi or basil-topped bruschetta, it only seems...