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Saturday: Weekend

History on tap

By AMY GRIGAS Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Prohibition on alcohol was passed into law in 1919 and went into effect across the nation in January 1920. But before that, individual states were able to vote on banning booze, and Michigan was an early supporter. Michigan was ...

Life’s little insecurities

I’ve tried to come up with all sorts of different topics to write about, failing brilliantly at each of them. As I sit at my desk at home, my mind goes blank and I start to sweat with consternation and dismay dripping from my armpits. I worry terribly that by agreeing to write a weekly column ...

Back to the roots

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Before the option to walk down an aisle filled with an array of bread at any grocery store, one would go to their local baker for a homemade freshly baked loaf either to have with dinner or for a special occasion. Marquette Baking Co. ...

Eating along New York State’s ‘Buffalo Wing Trail’

By MELISSA RAYWORTH Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — The warnings come at you as soon as you step into the low-slung building that is Duff’s Tavern. Advisories are posted on the walls. On the menus. They’re even printed on the servers’ t-shirts. “WARNING! Medium IS HOT! Medium ...

KFC partners with Beyond Meat for plant-based chicken

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — It’s finger lickin’ fake chicken. Kentucky Fried Chicken plans to test plant-based chicken nuggets and boneless wings Tuesday at one of its restaurants in Atlanta. Depending on customer feedback, the chain could expand the test to other markets. California-based ...

Smelted

Food truck fans may have noticed the wood-fired pizza trailer formerly known as Copper Crust Co. has rebranded to Smelted. The pizza company known for its cooking method and unique toppings has grown tremendously since its start in 2016, said owner Matt Lucas, and with that growth must ...

Lots to sample on a weekend visit to Pittsburgh dining scene

By MELISSA RAYWORTH Associated Press PITTSBURGH — When celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich decided to open a restaurant in Pittsburgh’s Strip District in 2001, she arrived in a neighborhood filled with warehouses and factories. This narrow stretch of streets in the shadow of the city’s ...

Burgers for benefit

MARQUETTE — Queen City Burger Co. isn’t just serving up delicious food, they’re also giving back to local charities. On Tuesday, the restaurant held a Burgers for Benefit event. Ten percent of all food sales from the day were given back to the Grant Henriksen Memorial, which ...

How to marinate just about anything

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press Marinating is a terrific basic kitchen technique. Essentially, you can take any kind of meat, fish or seafood, or even vegetables or soy products, submerge them in a marinade, and you’ve turned a plain something into a great dinner. Marinades add ...

Maine blueberry industry faces another potential low harvest

By PATRICK WHITTLE Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s wild blueberry industry could be looking at another difficult summer, as the year’s total crop is projected to remain much smaller than just a few years ago. The Pine Tree State is America’s sole commercial producer ...

Caffeine dream

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer Stella is a red and white 1966 Volkswagen Bus driven by Libby Whittington, a woman with a fierce love for coffee and travel. Together, the two visit Michigan music festivals as The Dream Bean Machine. The Dream Bean Machine serves a variety of fair ...

MFC Local Farm Tours to begin Aug. 18

MARQUETTE — The annual MFC Local Farm Tours, coordinated by the Marquette Food Co-op, are being held Aug. 18 and Sept. 15. Now in their 14th year, the tours aim to foster deeper connections between local food growers/producers and the community they help to feed, according to a press ...

For this roasted salmon, skip the butter and go for relish

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN It’s no wonder salmon is one of the most popular fish. Its flesh is rich-tasting, thanks to high levels of heart-healthy oils, and it takes well to many treatments. The key is to avoid overcooking it, especially wild salmon, which is leaner than farmed. Our ...

Rotations Deli

MARQUETTE — Tucked between Marquette Wallpaper & Paint and Remie’s Bar on South Third Street sits Rotations Deli. The deli, located in the former Queen City Barber Shop at 113 S. Third St. in Marquette, features a variety of food options such as gyros, bacon corn dogs, pork ...

Stuffed tomatoes

By AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN Named for the hotel where it was invented in Sweden, Hasselbacking is a technique where a vegetable (traditionally potatoes) is partially sliced, accordion style, brushed with butter, sprinkled with bread crumbs, and baked. This approach is also great for tomatoes; ...

A summer tomato gratin with bright flavor and no mush

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN A summer tomato gratin should burst with concentrated, bright tomato flavor and contrasting firm texture from the bread, but most recipes lead to mushy results. Not this one. Starting our gratin on the stovetop initiated the breakdown of the tomatoes, drove ...

Superior Sushi

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — In a fast-paced, convenience-based culture more and more people are consuming fast and premade food on a regular basis. But there is satisfaction to be found in creating a meal from scratch and enjoying it with friends. At the Peter White ...

A vinaigrette packed with fresh herbs makes salmon better

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN It’s no wonder salmon is so popular: Its flesh is rich-tasting thanks to high levels of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. A great way to ensure moist, tender salmon is to poach it. And a vinaigrette packed with fresh herbs offers surprising nutritional ...

Baja tacos made with cauliflower

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN A true Baja California experience requires sunny, breezy patios and a plate of tacos. We aimed to re-create the feel of a Baja-style fish taco in our home kitchen, instead bringing veggies to the forefront. We thought that battered cauliflower bites, drizzled with ...

Breakfast pizza an ideal dish for a brunch crowd

By AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN Although it sounds like a bad Saturday morning commercial (Pizza?! For breakfast?!!), it turns out breakfast pizza is just a creative version of the classic bread-eggs-cheese-meat combo. It makes an ideal dish for a brunch crowd and isn’t difficult if you ...