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`Where the goodies are great': Sweets lovers welcome Diwali

`Where the goodies are great': Sweets lovers welcome Diwali

Many preparations go into the celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which starts Monday. There’s cleaning and decorating the house, buying new clothes, visiting friends and family — and of course preparing and sharing food.
For better roast chicken, slather spices under the skin

For better roast chicken, slather spices under the skin

Slathering sauces or seasonings over a chicken before roasting may produce a beautiful bird, but it can deliver lackluster flavor. That’s why we prefer to season a chicken under the skin.
Column: Blue Grouse and the Cowichan Valley are tasty wine destinations

Column: Blue Grouse and the Cowichan Valley are tasty wine destinations

Part two of columnist Eric Hanson's two-part wine-tasting adventure in Cowichan Valley.

1st guilty pleas entered in large federal food program fraud

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first batch of guilty pleas involving about 50 people charged in a large-scale scheme to defraud a federal meals program in Minnesota were entered Thursday in a Minneapolis courtroom.
In P.E.I., growing worries about food security in wake of post-tropical storm Fiona

In P.E.I., growing worries about food security in wake of post-tropical storm Fiona

CHARLOTTETOWN — Community groups in Prince Edward Island say they are worried that inflation, rent increases and the damage caused by post-tropical storm Fiona are leading to food insecurity among lower-income people.
The spritz evolves from Italian aperitif to global cocktail

The spritz evolves from Italian aperitif to global cocktail

VENICE, Italy (AP) — A glowing sea of bright orange and red cocktails has become a common sight in bars and restaurants across Europe and beyond as the Italian-born spritz continues to find new fans.
Finding delicious common ground in the jollof rice ‘wars’

Finding delicious common ground in the jollof rice ‘wars’

One of the iconic dishes of West Africa, jollof rice is vibrantly colored and heavily spiced. And it reflects how cultures across continents blend with delicious results.
Richmond restaurant temporarily closes upon health inspection

Richmond restaurant temporarily closes upon health inspection

Pests and unsanitary conditions reasons for closure.
Column: Blue Grouse continues to evolve in the picturesque Cowichan Valley

Column: Blue Grouse continues to evolve in the picturesque Cowichan Valley

Part one of Eric Hanson's two-part wine-tasting journey in Cowichan Valley.
Food security, consumer groups protest Kenya's GMO decision

Food security, consumer groups protest Kenya's GMO decision

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Food security, consumer rights and biodiversity groups are protesting Kenya’s reversal of a ban on genetically modified foods, saying the public wasn’t consulted on an issue key to the East African country’s economy and safety.
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