Saturday: Weekend

Christmas dinners served for free

MARQUETTE — Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly and Ishpeming Elks Lodge will each provide traditional holiday meals for the public on Christmas Day, free of charge. Meals will include traditional holiday favorites such as turkey, ham, stuffing, cranberry sauce, potatoes, gravy ...

A berry tart in under an hour, using a olive-oil cake base

By MELISSA D'ARABIAN Associated Press During the holidays, we could all use a fantastic tart recipe in our hip pockets. Tarts are a perfect festive end to any dinner party, and they make a lovely gift for a neighbor. If the thought of making homemade crust intimidates you, or if you just ...

Marquette Food Co-op offering cooking classes

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Food Co-op has released its winter/spring 2018 cooking class schedule. “Whether you’re looking to improve your health, amp up your skills in the kitchen, diversify your menu or learn about different cultures through food, the co-op has a class for you,” a ...

Hudson’s offering classic fare

MARQUETTE — Home of the $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon, $3 margarita and Manny’s famous all-you-can-eat Friday fish fry, Hudson’s Classic Bar and Grill in Marquette Township has something for all to enjoy. Hudson’s, named after the Hudson Motor Car Company that was active in Detroit during the ...

A piece of history

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula natives are notorious for showcasing their Yooper pride as well as preserving the area’s historic roots through museums, renovations and environmentalism. Another attribute Yoopers share that can’t be denied is their love of food — particularly pasties. ...

Restaurant owners finding strong appetites in Detroit

By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press DETROIT — A resurgent downtown Detroit has become something of a magnet for small startup companies, corporate headquarters and even fine cuisine. A Pittsburgh-based company that develops and manages food halls is eyeing the Motor City as one of the ...

Word warriors

MARQUETTE — Firearm deer season began Wednesday, but hunting and tracking of a different sort took place Thursday at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. “Hunting” letters and “tracking” words were part of the evening’s activities during the latest Literacy Night at the ...

Thanksgiving dinners to be offered free of charge

MARQUETTE — As Thanksgiving approaches several establishments in Marquette County prepare to help those in need of company and a warm meal during the holiday. Aubree’s Pizzeria and Grill, Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly and Bethel Lutheran Church are among the organizations ...

Wood-fired Delights

MARQUETTE — The cozy ambiance of Huron Mountain Bakery’s Ishpeming store is undoubtedly one of its many attributes. However, a wood-fired brick oven with a shimmering copper hood is what really seals the deal, says store manager Rachel Freeman. Huron Mountain Bakery is commonly ...

DINNER’S READY

By JAYMIE DEPEW Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Throughout the month of November, Northern Michigan University’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Program is hosting a series of themed dinners at student-run restaurant Chez Nous Wednesday and Thursday nights. Chez Nous, located ...

Pan-roasted Brussels sprouts

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press Brussels sprouts lovers, you are in for a treat: a side dish that will threaten to steal center stage. Spanish chorizo, a wonderfully spiced smoked pork sausage, gets sauteed just enough to brown a bit and release its oils. Then fresh bread crumbs are ...

’Tis the season

MARQUETTE — Local seniors literally added a little spice to their lives at the Marquette Senior Center. The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning sponsored a “foodie” demonstration/class Tuesday at the center, with the mother-son duo Carolyn and Michael Carl giving tips to ...

His honeymoon destination?

By MATT KEMP Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Honeymoons: a chance to relax after the stress of a wedding by sitting on a beach with a cocktail and contemplating the start of a happy, married life. Or, in my case, a chance to travel to America and meet a baker. I am addicted to bread. ...

Old-world charm in Europe?

By ALBERT STUMM Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain — Travelers wandering the streets of European capitals in search of old-world charm might just as likely stumble upon a bowl of Lucky Charms. Cafes serving American breakfast cereal have exploded in popularity in Europe as young ...

Grower wins trifecta of giant food titles

By MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island grower is first in the world to achieve a trifecta in the hobby of growing gargantuan foods: world records for heaviest pumpkin, longest long gourd and now, heaviest squash. After previously breaking two records, ...

SPICE it UP

By The Culinary Institute of America The Day of the Dead is a holiday observed in Mexico and other Latin American countries that celebrates and honors the memory of deceased loved ones. Falling on Nov. 1, just a day after Halloween celebrations, the holiday shares some of the sentiment of ...

Chez Nous hosts student-prepared fall dinners

MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University hospitality and tourism management program will host a series of five-course themed dinners during the month of November. Seating times for each dinner are at 4:30, 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. in Chez Nous at the NMU Jacobetti Complex. Chez Nous is a ...

Don’t toss that old beer!

By ELIZABETH KARMEL Associated Press When I first moved to Chicago from North Carolina, I was amazed at the variety of sausages. There were polish sausages, bratwurst, bockwurst, Italian; sweet and hot, among others. At that time, the sausage that I knew best was knackwurst which is ...

NMU Hoop House produce in demand

MARQUETTE — Herbs, greens and other vegetables cultivated at the Northern Michigan University Hoop House near the Jacobetti Complex are now being sold to NMU Dining Services, an area restaurant and community members. The new venture follows requests from chefs interested in using fresh, ...