Monday, October 15, 2018

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Never made fresh pasta before? You don’t know what you’re missing

Never made fresh pasta before? You don’t know what you’re missing

This is usually how it goes on pasta night: You grab a box of Barilla from the pantry. You debate how much spaghetti to pour out, ultimately overestimate and drop a large handful of stick-straight noodles into a pot of boiling water. Maybe you spent ...
Published: 10/10/18

One of my new go-to side dishes is Italian rice or risotto. I usually buy boxed mixes for quick fixings and add herbs, mushrooms, green vegetables or other flavorings to jazz it up a bit. The rice in risotto seems a little more al dente than traditio...
Published: 09/26/18
Updated: 10/08/18
For a nutty, risotto-style dish, reach for the farro

For a nutty, risotto-style dish, reach for the farro

Italian farrotto is essentially a risotto-style dish made with farro in place of the usual Arborio rice. Although it is made with a similar method, farro’s more robust, nutty flavor gives the dish new dimension. But because much of farro’s starch is ...
Published: 10/10/18
From the food editor: Tahini brings new flavor to cooking

From the food editor: Tahini brings new flavor to cooking

Sometimes, you discover an ingredient and wonder, "How did I ever go so long without you in my life?"For me, that ingredient is tahini. Okay, I didn’t really discover it; I discovered Molly Yeh, a blogger and cookbook author who I’ve written about be...
Published: 10/09/18
Crispy, convenient black bean taquitos you can make at home

Crispy, convenient black bean taquitos you can make at home

By Joe YonanI knew and loved taquitos long before I tried one from 7-Eleven, where they rotate along with the hot dogs (and plenty of grease) on that roller grill. At the Tex-Mex restaurants of my youth in San Angelo, Texas, they were called "flautas...
Published: 10/08/18
Tim Tebow to headline

Tim Tebow to headline "Night of Hope" in December

Free Christian event organized by new Tampa Bay nonprofit
Published: 10/07/18
Updated: 10/08/18

Lottery resultsLate drawings are not available by our deadlines. Go to tampabay.com/lottery.Pick 2, 3, 4, 5Fri., Oct. 5, midday:048313171e_SRit29001Fri., Oct. 5, evening:Not availableThurs., Oct. 4, evening:381433595e_SRit06023Fantasy 5Fri., Oct. 5: ...
Published: 10/05/18
Review: St. Pete’s Crafty Squirrel is not too crafty after all

Review: St. Pete’s Crafty Squirrel is not too crafty after all

ST. PETERSBURG -- There is food I like ironically. When my people are out of town, I might curl up cradling a tuna noodle casserole with the Durkee onions on top and hope no one stops by. I buy Velveeta once in a blue moon but may fret about who̵...
Published: 10/08/18
Zev Buffman retires as Ruth Eckerd Hall president and CEO

Zev Buffman retires as Ruth Eckerd Hall president and CEO

After seven years as the CEO and president of Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Zev Buffman has announced his retirement. The veteran theater impresario, who turns 88 next week, made the announcement on Thursday, but said he and his wife had reached t...
Published: 10/04/18
Updated: 10/05/18
Food events this week: Tailgate Taste Fest, Red Tide relief for Bradenton restaurants

Food events this week: Tailgate Taste Fest, Red Tide relief for Bradenton restaurants

PICK YOUR FAVORITE: TAILGATE TASTE FESTWhile college football games are playing on large screens, restaurants from around the Tampa Bay area serve up tailgate foods and compete to win People’s Choice and other categories at this year’s Tailgate Taste...
Published: 10/03/18
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