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Eater’s Guide to Idaho’s Snake River Valley

Rows at Scoria Vineyard in Caldwell | Sydney Nederend

From Basque chorizo to huckleberry ice cream, wine trails to mountaintop picnics, here’s everything you need to know about wining and dining in Idaho’s Snake River Valley

Since it earned the nickname the Gem State, Idaho has been attracting fortune-seekers who see untapped value in the West. During the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, new residents flocked to the state, giving it the biggest pandemic population bump in the nation.

The capital, Boise, has led the boom (with a surge in housing prices to match), as remote workers migrated east from the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest in search of more space, cheaper rent, and a quieter lifestyle. New residents brought infusions of cash and interest, but they’re building on the area’s endearing underlying character. Boise is funky, cool, and friendly, while the surrounding foothills and nearby Boise … Read more

Yule Log Cake

Show off your holiday spirit by baking this amazing yule log cake! A chocolate cake rolled with a cream cheese filling and topped with a chocolate ganache. It doesn’t get much better than this!

I can’t get enough of all things chocolate so if you’re like me then you MUST TRY this cake, these cupcakes, and this delicious chocolate lasagna! You will go crazy over all of them!

A yule log cake on a platter with garnish.

Yule Log Cake

Is it just me or do you think that Christmas brings out the BEST desserts!? I can’t get enough of all of the Cinnamon Roll Wreaths, the delicious Eggnog Fudge, or the classic Fruit Cake. Yes, I know that there are other holidays that bring out the sweets but I really think that Christmas takes the (Yule Log) cake… I couldn’t resist that pun!

This yule log cake is to die for!! It’s a classic dessert that I’m sure … Read more

The shifting sands of food recalls

Editor’s note: This was originally posted on and is republished here with permission from the author, Astrid Van Den Broek

Red, white and yellow onions. Garden salad. Bean sprouts. Parsley.

These are just some of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration-posted recalls seen this fall. But as one food safety expert says, if it seems like there are more produce recalls recently, it’s not indicative that the food system is less safe.

Instead, it likely tracks back to the updating of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) under President Barack Obama in 2011. “This was the first major overhaul of food oversight in 70 years,” says Barbara Kowalcyk, director for the Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention and assistant professor of food safety and public health at The Ohio State University in Columbus. With that update though came more enforcement tools for the FDA which included mandatory recall … Read more

How Chef Stefano Secchi Makes King Crab Girasoli at Michelin-Starred Rezdôra

Secchi brings his own spin on traditional fresh pasta dishes to NYC after years training under some of Italy’s best chefs

At Michelin-starred Rezdôra, chef Stefano Secchi brings his seven years of training under the best pasta-makers in Emilia-Romagna, including time at Massimo Bottura’s famous three-Michelin-starred restaurant Osteria Francescana, to his NYC restaurant. While remaining true to the traditions and methods of fresh pasta making, chef Secchi aims to bring creativity into dishes like in his uovo raviolo — a single giant raviolo with black truffle shavings and a runny egg yolk that oozes out of it when cut.

“There’s a dish we’re trying to bring back, it’s [called] girasole, which means sunflower, and it’s based on my train ride from Modena to Rimini and seeing sunflowers on the way,” says Secchi. “And you eat seafood in Rimini, so we’re going to do a beautiful crab with it. It’s one … Read more

Amazing Breakfast Enchiladas

These easy breakfast enchiladas are SO GOOD! They are filled with sausage, eggs, and salsa and are covered with the best sauce. You won’t be able to stop at just one!

I am a huge fan of yummy foods for breakfast! If you are too then you should definitely try out these Sandwiches, Burritos, and Casserole!

A plate with breakfast enchiladas garnished with cilantro, avocado and tomatoes.

Breakfast Enchiladas

I love a good savory breakfast option! These enchiladas really hit the spot with all of the eggs, sausage, and salsa! Plus. they are so easy and delicious that my kids ask for them ALL the time. And when my kids ask for something then I deliver! Not only are these enchiladas so good but you can easily change them up to make them exactly what you need! You can make them with all veggies, change up the meat, add some bacon and change up the type of salsa that you use!… Read more