Saturday: Weekend

Michigan wine competition marks 40 years

EAST LANSING — As winemakers across the state toast their gold, silver and bronze winners in the Michigan Wine Competition, the annual contest is quietly observing a milestone this year. This summer marks the 40th anniversary of the competition, which now brings wine experts from across ...

Detroit pastry chef wins Food Network’s ‘Chopped’

By Sarah Rahal The Detroit News DETROIT (AP) — Detroiters may know Crystal Smith for her specialty bourbon bread pudding at Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit, but recently she has upgraded her title to Chopped Chef champion. Smith, 34, has had a passion for cooking since she was a teen and ...

Summer Supper

By MELISSA D'ARABIAN Associated Press Sometimes, it's just too hot to turn on the stove. The key is to stock up your kitchen with "healthy convenience food" that doesn't require any heat, such as fresh produce, canned beans, canned fish and small boxes of pre-cooked legumes found in the ...

Yummy BREAKFAST

By ELIZABETH KARMEL, Associated Press Long before I knew that the origin of breakfast tacos were a hotly debated topic, I was eating them and loving them. I had my first breakfast taco many years ago in Houston and have enjoyed many more in Austin, Texas. But, I am not about to give ...

CHILL OUT

By MELISSA D’ARABIAN Associated Press Balmy weather calls for ice-cold sweet treats; fruity drinks are a natural part of the summertime poolside landscape. But those drinks are often loaded with sugar, boasting 40 or more grams in even a reasonably-sized drink. Worse, the ...

High school senior installs tiny food pantry across Moscow

By SHANON QUINN Moscow-Pullman Daily News MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Residents suffering from food insecurity now have another option when it comes to seeking help after Moscow High School senior Chandler Miller spent much of the past academic year working to create and place a tiny pantry ...

FAMOUS FRIES

MARQUETTE — The family-owned fast food restaurant Beef-A-Roo in Marquette was voted as having the best french fries in the Upper Peninsula through an online reader poll organized by the media group Mlive.com. MLive’s “Michigan’s Best” team, made up of writers John Gonzalez and Amy ...

BEYOND BOLD

MARQUETTE — Wall sculptures can be created from many materials, but how many are made with foam insulation? Youngsters had the opportunity to make such artwork Thursday during “Build Bold,” a Teen Thursday session sponsored by the Peter White Public Library. The workshop took place ...

Where Familiar and Novel meet

MARQUETTE — The five flickering movie screens, the smell of popcorn and those somewhat uncomfortable springy seats were essentially all removed from the building at 139 W. Washington St. in Marquette. Filling the void left by the abandoned movie theater are the sights and sounds of the ...

MAKING THE BEST OF THEIR SPACE

MARQUETTE — When Pablo Krebs turns on a light at home, he probably doesn’t express the level of excitement he did when his circuit light flashed on Wednesday at Marquette Senior High School’s Makerspace. “Yay! Mine’s lighting up,” the North Star Academy first-grader ...

Why I enjoy writing poetry

Esme Ulland-Joy, 8 Writing poetry is really fun and I’ve written a lot of poems since I had to read about Gwendolyn Brooks for homework. It is actually a funny story, so let me tell you about it. Every Tuesday for homework we had to read a story to a parent (easy) and one Tuesday I had to ...

Next time on the grill, consider going big … DINOSAUR BIG

By ELIZABETH KARMEL Associated Press Beef ribs are all the rage in the barbecue world these days. I first saw beef ribs 20 years ago in Nassau, Bahamas. Looking for the best local food, I asked a taxi driver to take me to his favorite restaurant. He took me to a barbecue shack way off ...

Step aside, ribs. Leg of lamb can also be wood smoked

By The Culinary Institute of America It’s summer in the Barbecue Belt of America, where the smell of slow-burning hickory never quite fades. In other regions, wood-smoking is left to the professionals because the technique is thought to be too challenging, time-consuming, and just ...

Next time on the grill, consider going big …DINOSAUR BIG

By ELIZABETH KARMEL Associated Press Beef ribs are all the rage in the barbecue world these days. I first saw beef ribs 20 years ago in Nassau, Bahamas. Looking for the best local food, I asked a taxi driver to take me to his favorite restaurant. He took me to a barbecue shack way off ...

SUSTENANCE AND SUSTAINING A LOCAL ECONOMY

MARQUETTE — Brian Gustafson comes from a family of farmers. In 1902, his great-great-grandfather established a farm in Rapid River, which has since grown into a three-farm operation that is today called Superior Angus LLC. For about the past year, Superior Angus has been providing ...

Grilled ratatouille creates lovely char

By MELISSA D’ARABIAN Associated Press Ratatouille is a classic vegetable dish starring eggplant, zucchini, peppers and tomato that is deeply steeped in the culture of Mediterranean France. When I married a man from the heart of Provence, one of the first lessons I received from my new ...

Celebrating FERMENTATION

MARQUETTE — The drinks will be flowing in Marquette’s Mattson Lower Harbor Park next weekend during the second annual Spring Fermentation Celebration. “It’s a fermentation celebration, not just a beer fest, so it showcases all fermented beverages,” said David Gill, president of ...

Salmon on the grill gets tasty with miso and lime juice

By MELISSA D’ARABIAN Associated Press Salmon season has arrived, and the markets are brimming with gorgeous wild varieties like King Salmon and Coho, which are perfect for grilling, poaching or even simply cooking in a lightly-oiled pan. With summer here, fire up the barbecue and ...

Iron Bay to serve up ‘creative comfort food’ and History

MARQUETTE — Years ago, the building at the corner of Lakeshore Boulevard and East Washington Street in Marquette housed an early automobile prototype. At one point it acted as a foundry and manufacturing center, and later served as a dance hall for local teenagers. Now, it’s a place where ...

Ishpeming fifth- and seventh-grade students taste test healthy foods

ISHPEMING — Fifth- and seventh-grade students at Ishpeming Public Schools participated in a healthy food tasting event Wednesday in an attempt to help encourage healthier lifestyles. “Our food service director for Chartwells made all natural items for the kids,” said Ishpeming health ...