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Food Guy: Shake up your Thanksgiving sides, but don’t touch that turkey

A new survey by the McCormick spice company confirms what I’ve been hearing for years. When it comes to Thanksgiving, many people like to occasionally shake up their side dishes and desserts.

But don’t you dare touch that...

Food Guy: Shake up your Thanksgiving sides, but don’t touch that turkey

A new survey by the McCormick spice company confirms what I’ve been hearing for years. When it comes to Thanksgiving, many people like to occasionally shake up their side dishes and desserts.

But don’t you dare touch that turkey....

Food Guy: No need to stew over colder weather

As we walked to the bus stop on a super-chilly morning last week, I started complaining about how cold it was already getting even though winter was still more than a month away.

But my 9-year-old would hear nothing of it. He nipped that...

Little Cocina’s ‘Tapas & Tequila’ night hints at things to come

I had the delicious pleasure of attending a special “Tapas & Tequila” night at Little Mi Cocina on the East End this past weekend that not only offered some fantastic new Mexican dishes, but also a preview of more to come.

You may...

FOOD GUY: Apple orchard visit thrilled us to the core

A few weeks ago we spent a gorgeous fall weekend at a cozy farmhouse in Greenbrier County, hiking along the creek, playing out in the fields, snuggling around the fireplace at night, enjoying a hearty farm-cooked breakfast in the morning.

But as ...

FOOD GUY: Tailgaters hope for the best, prepare for the wurst
FOOD GUY: Tailgaters hope for the best, prepare for the wurst

German goodies, Bloody Mary bar great

for game-day parties

Food Guy: Gourmet dinner raising funds for state artisans
Food Guy: Gourmet dinner raising funds for state artisans

For a good time — not to mention great food and a worthy cause — make plans to attend an upcoming gourmet fundraising dinner hosted by the Tamarack Artisans Foundation.

As part of the group’s “Crafted: A West Virginia ...

FOOD GUY: New ‘smart pan’ connects cookware with your smartphone
FOOD GUY: New ‘smart pan’ connects cookware with your smartphone

I receive so many bizarre PR pitches for the latest and greatest food product or cooking gadget that most are tossed in the ol’ recycle bin after little more than a quick glance.

But once in a while, there’s one that really does...

Biscuits for breakfast, ‘road kill’ for lunch

When I was asked to judge the West Virginia Biscuit Bake-Off and accompanying Road Kill Cook-Off on the same day in Marlinton, I felt like I’d won the lottery. When I realized I had to do both within a span of just three hours, I wasn’t...

FOOD GUY: News of old cookbooks spurs recipe requests
FOOD GUY: News of old cookbooks spurs recipe requests

When I wrote last week about two old cookbooks a reader recently sent me — including one that was a whopping 108 years old — I mentioned some of the recipes I found inside each. Some of those inspired readers to reach out in hopes of...

Food Guy: Surprise gift includes 108-year-old cookbook
Food Guy: Surprise gift includes 108-year-old cookbook

Since I write about food — something everyone loves — I get quite a lot of “fan mail” from readers telling me how much they enjoyed a particular restaurant I suggested, a recipe I shared or some cooking tips I offered to...

Food Guy: Breakfast for dinner? Sign me up

After writing about National Breakfast Month last week, pancake and waffle mix maker Krusteaz sent me the results of an interesting nationwide study that show breakfast is not just for, well, breakfast anymore.

According to the survey, a...

Food Guy: On breakfast, Black Sheep and Bombay

Breakfast lovers are probably still coming off their high from the best weekend of the year, with National Bacon Day on Saturday leading to the kickoff of National Breakfast Month on Monday.

What, you didn’t know?

Despite its claim...

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