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Cooking up a construction comeback

Gourmet cupcake bakery and vintage candy shop Pinkitzel suffered through some of the most constricting of all the downtown...

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Buyback program is sign of restaurateur's integrity

When Sean Cummings isn't running his popular Irish restaurant and pub, he's probably running from one volunteer project to...

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Starbucks' 'Signing Store' will let deaf customers order using sign language

Now ordering a cup of Starbucks coffee could become a lot easier for the hearing impaired – at least in Washington, D.C.

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Julia Child Award goes to two pioneering women

When chef, author and TV host Mary Sue Milliken first met Julia Child, it didn't go according to plan. "I'd never been that...

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Lebanese stuffing fills the bill

The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, wrangles a recipe for classic Lebanese Hashwa from Nunu's Mediterranean Cafe.

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Curry favor with traditional London flavor?

America's Test Kitchen shares the secrets behind the most popular Indian dish ever invented in London.

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Berry sweet dreams for summer!

America's Test Kitchen shows you how to make your shortcake light enough for angel's wings for this classic spin on strawberry...

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How to take your fruit salad from boring to brilliant

Admittedly, fruit salad might not be something your friends and family would swoon over. After all, some of us remember the...

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The heat is on to protect this high-end cut.

America's Test Kitchen guides you through making prime rib on the grill.

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Cozy up with your favorite gardener to source it

Chef Sara Moulton shares a recipe right out of the garden, stuffed fried zucchini blossoms, to maximize your yield.

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Salad is always in style for summer

Looking for a simple salad that always comes through in the clutch? Katie Workman's Southwestern Black Bean and Corn Salad has...

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Pink wine ain't what it used to be

In the last decade, dry roses have etched out a strong position among wine enthusiasts. Local purveyors have responded by...

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The only gazpacho recipe you need right now

Jose Andres' Gazpacho 4 to 8 servings (makes 7 cups) What tomato soup is to winter, gazpacho is to summer — a quick, easy bowl...

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More new restaurants arrive.

Oklahoman's Food Editor Dave Cathey rounds up the latest news and notes from around Oklahoma City's dining scene.

From despair to hope: One woman's journey through mental illness

HealthJul 8, 2018

MUSKOGEE — After two years of hearing voices, Mary Hicks became convinced she needed to kill herself to save her children. She failed. Sometimes failure can be a good thing. In Hicks' case, failure meant that she finally got treatment for...

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Nationwide crustacean pride!

America's Test Kitchen walks you through creating a lobster roll fit for Cape Cod no matter where you live.

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Braum’s at 50: Oklahoma’s iconic ice cream and dairy brand celebrates milestone

There isn’t an Oklahoman who doesn’t associate ice cream treats on a hot summer day, or burgers with the team after a softball...

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Braum’s at 50: Oklahoma’s iconic ice cream and dairy brand celebrates milestone

There isn't an Oklahoman who doesn't associate ice cream treats on a hot summer day, or burgers with the team after a softball...

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When in Boston, ask how you bean.

America's Test Kitchen shares a recipe for classic Boston-style baked beans.

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Hopdoddy poppin', Denco Darlin' revival and two Norman Italian eateries have new homes.

The Oklahoman's Food Editor Dave Cathey rounds up the tastiest news in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area in his weekly dining...

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Find out what all the rhubarb is about ... to do to become delicious.

Elizabeth Karmel shares a recipe for old-fashioned shrub, a drinking vinegar. For this recipe, she flavors it with seasonal...

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Some assembly required to enjoy these cookies whenever you want.

America's Test Kitchen shows you how to keep the campfire burning year-round for s'mores.

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Sazon and struggle

When I was a kid, the Luis Munoz Marin airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was a madhouse. I'd walk off the air-conditioned plane...

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Head to the farmers market to make this recipe sing.

America's Test Kitchen has a recipe for classic gazpacho just in time for summer bounty.

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Old and new combine for perfect flavor

America's Test Kitchen proves short ribs are best started in the oven and finished over a fire and has the evidence to prove it.

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Brined fowl plays well with fire

America's Test Kitchen reveals the dirty little secret to perfect barbecued chicken is to bathe it in brine.

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Othello's triumphant return set for this month

Othello's, an iconic Italian restaurant in Norman, is set to reopen this month more than a year after a lightning strike burned...

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Deep crimson bliss is the antidote to sizzling summertime blues.

Katie Workman solves the summertime blues with a bright red smoothie made with seasonal watermelon and strawberries.

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Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly exchange with readers.

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Meers Store & Restaurant ordered to pay back wages

A popular Oklahoma burger joint is being ordered to pay back wages and other damages to employees after a federal court found...

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Southwest Airlines says it will stop serving peanuts

The carrier says it is ditching the snack to protect passengers with peanut allergies.

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What to do in Oklahoma on July 7, 2018: Hear Restless Heart for free at Riverwind Casino's Beats & Bites

NORMAN - Hear Oklahoma Music Hall of Famers Restless Heart at the monthly Beats & Bites music and food truck festival...

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National Cowboy Museum bringing back Saloon Series starting today

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63, is bringing back its popular Saloon Series nights from 5:30 to...

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Fight summer heat with peppery fire

Jerk cuisine is a method of rubbing a spice blend or marinating meat in a thick paste, packed with island-fresh chilies, herbs...

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Chain promises upgrade in local craft burger and beer bar game

The Oklahoman's Food Editor Dave Cathey shares news from the local dining scene. This week, a preview of Hopdoddy Burger Bar,...

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The key to making pasta with shellfish that isn't flavorless

For a recipe with a handful of ingredients, pasta with shellfish is awfully hard to get right. We love the combination of...

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Local flavor: Let's all scream for ice cream

Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly exchange with readers.

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Mom said no dessert before you finish your veggies.

America's Test Kitchen proves there is more to kebabs than meat on a stick.

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The cool thing to do with berries past their prime

Summer berries are whiz-bang beautiful right up until the time they aren't. At overripe, they can still taste as good or even...

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Low and slow has got to go!

America's Test Kitchen shows you how to get your classic barbecue brisket ready before the fireworks show is over without...

Oklahoma camp offers help for childhood trauma victims

NewsJul 1, 2018

Camp Hope offers help for childhood trauma victims

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Happy birthday, America

America's Test Kitchen shows you how to bring the stars and stripes to your Independence Day cake.

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Children of the corn unite!

Katie Workman shares a recipe for resplendent summer corn chowder.

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Summertime is fruit pie time.

America's Test Kitchen introduces a version of cobbler that varies from the norm but delivers the extraordinary.

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Taste of Edmond showcases restaurants' fare

Taste of Edmond included fare prepared by more than 30 local restaurants.

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Let them eat steak (and salad)!

Chef Sara Moulton has the perfect partner for your Fourth of July steak on the grill: Caesar Salad.

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Soak it all in

For a lot of home cooks, marinating meat is almost as automatic as cooking the meat itself. Douse the meat in some kind of...

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Good gravy for the gracious

The Oklahoman's Food Dude and local chefs came together at American Propane to prepare a celebratory feast of pork with fresh...

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Get (barbecue) sauced!

America's Test Kitchen shows you just how easy it is to make your own barbecue sauce.

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This dessert could be cooler than ice cream on a hot day

Here's a creamy, sweet, chilled dessert that's arguably more refreshing — and better for you — on a hot summer's day than a...

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Oklahoma City fans of Mexico gather at a southside soccer hot spot

Oklahoma City fans of Mexico gather at a southside soccer hot spot

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Tastefood: A summer salad to beat the heat

When it's too hot to cook, try serving a big summery salad for your main meal. Not just a simple garden salad, but a satisfying...

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Mathis breaks up the boys' club

Chef Kathryn Mathis reigns supreme in pastrami contest on the same day she has a shower for her first child, plus a special...

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Fried and true

Cathy Barrow shares a recipe for cherry fried pies.

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Watch your flank this Independence Day

America's Test Kitchen encourages you to fire up the grill this Fourth of July with a simple, delicious flank steak recipe.

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Add some sweet heat to your cookout with these jerk chicken skewers

Burgers and dogs may be the traditional staples of a cookout, but when you're craving something more than meat on bun, a...

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Farro rules when it gives pesto the vote

Got basil in the garden? America's Test Kitchen has a pesto recipe ideal for farro.

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Eggs from hell taste like heaven

America's Test Kitchen prepares you for a potential Fourth of July picnic with a recipe for classic deviled eggs.

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This Fourth of July, let them eat cake!

America's Test Kitchen helps you prepare to let them eat cake this Fourth of July with a recipe from its latest book, "The...

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Nice peaches? Let them be cake!

Peach season is in effect and America's Test Kitchen has the lowdown how to convert the season's bounty into a delicious cake.

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A banner dessert

Becky Krystal shares a recipe for cheesecake bars that are decorated in the style of a classic summer holiday dessert (red,...

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Indulgence is the essence of summer

Looking for a grand finale to your summer dinner party? Katie Workman has you covered with a recipe for ice cream pie.

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Wine - in a can?

Perhaps the most unusual aspect of wine in cans is how long it took wineries to start using a container that seems perfect for...

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For great grilled burger, keep it off grate

Writer shares tips to help you create the best burger you can, whichever style you prefer.

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Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly exchange with readers.

Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly exchange with readers.

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Grilling isn't just for meats

Elizabeth Karmel advises vegetable should be oiled before they're grilled and, whenever possible, served with Romesco.

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When pigs fry, it adds unnecessary time and calories

America's Test Kitchen simplifies classic carnitas without losing its bold flavor.

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Chicago Bar Bans 'Make America Great Again' Hats

A Chicago bar has decided to ban Make America Great Again hats inside its establishment in an effort to maintain what it calls...

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This gadget says it can tell if your food is spoiled, but does it actually work?

We've all been there. Sometimes your food, even if it's supposed to be fresh, can smell a little... off.

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Hundreds of fish killed in leak from bourbon warehouse collapse

LOUISVILLE — An unknown amount of alcohol leaked into waterways after a distillery warehouse collapsed on Friday, sending...

Cleanup to resume at former oil refinery site near Duncan, Oklahoma

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On a sweltering midsummer evening last week, 80 people gathered at a school gymnasium in this southern Oklahoma town to talk about the air.

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Burger King apologizes for offensive Russian World Cup pregnancy ad

"It is a reward for the girls who would get pregnant from the international football superstars."

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Cannery Row adds wine to the repertoire

Wine didn't start appearing in cans until 2003, but has gradually expanded in the years following. Now canned wine is available...

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A new twist on grilled potatoes, thanks to rosemary, garlic

It turned out that we needed to introduce the potatoes to the garlic-oil mixture not once, but three times.

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Keep up with the newest and most interesting places to eat and drink in Dave Cathey's weekly offering of notes from around the local dining-sphere.

Wheelhouse Pizza Kitchen is set to open by the end of June, bringing together Loc Le of Jimmy's Egg and Michael Jones of...

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Taco 'bout easy-peezy

America's Test Kitchen gets summer headed in the right direction with simple tacos plucked from the grill.

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Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration from her weekly exchange with readers.

Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration from her weekly exchange with readers.

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America's Test Kitchen helps you turn your garden zucchini into an elegant dish for the whole family.

America's Test Kitchen helps you turn your garden zucchini into an elegant dish for the whole family.

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Store bought pizza dough and PRESTO, you've got flatbread pesto.

Herb gardeners rejoice, America's Test Kitchen has a recipe that will help clean out all that basil from your garden.

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When local means more than meets the eye

Local boys John Lee and Jason Chang partner with chef Kevin Lee to open Gogi Go in Midtown with designs on opening locations...

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Sangria soothes summer simmering

Chef Sara Moulton gets you ready for the summer heat with cool, refreshing sangria.

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Katie Workman shares a simple recipe for Israeli Couscous, a tiny pasta product that brings color and texture to the plate.

Katie Workman shares a simple recipe for Israeli Couscous, a tiny pasta product that brings color and texture to the plate.

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America's Test Kitchen has an idea for chilling this summer.

America's Test Kitchen has an idea for chilling this summer with a recipe for raspberry sorbet.

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America’s system of tipping at restaurants defies all economic logic

Servers shouldn't be rewarded or punished for the overall quality of the dining experience.

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Tastefood: The secret to ribs is in the rub

Grilled ribs are the perfect way to kick off summer. There are many ways to grill ribs, but my favorite method is to generously...

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Wendy's in Oklahoma under fire after employee films mouse amid buns

A Wendy's restaurant in Oklahoma is under fire after an employee video showing a mouse inside a bag of hamburger buns was...

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Why you should probably stop snacking at work

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers found that people obtained nearly 1,300 calories per week from foods and...

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Beer from Dust Bowl coming to Oklahoma

Dust Bowl Brewing Co., based in Turlock, California, is beginning distribution within Oklahoma.

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Interracial family asks Blue Bell to change name of Great Divide, the chocolate-vanilla mix

They propose renaming it "Better Together" based off their white and black skin tones.

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Window Shopping: Oklahoma retail briefs for June 14

Window Shopping: Oklahoma retail briefs for June 14.

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Food truck evolution: Owners strategize as novelty wears off

Starting a food truck to sell tacos or barbecue on downtown streets may seem easy or fun, but owners are finding they need more...

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Recall leaves some Oklahoma Whataburger stores bun-less

Whatayamean, Whataburger doesn't have any buns?

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Bright flavors you'll love that will maintain your bathing suit physique for summer

America's Test Kitchen shares a vegan recipe using quinoa, mango and black beans that everyone will enjoy.

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The most unexpected (and welcome) guest at your next cookout: Carrot dogs

This plant-based take on hot dogs gives carrots a roasted red pepper treatment: Char (either on the grill or under the broiler)...

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Sip your way through summer with a batch of homemade iced tea

If you're tuned in to what's trendy these days, it may seem your options for what to drink this summer have been whittled down...

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Eggs in a hole, French edition

This recipe combines the fun of the endearingly kitschy and the elegance of an easy French classic: eggs in a hole and a...

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Summer bounty done right.

Elizabeth Karmel shares tips and recipes for getting the most out of fresh, summer radishes.

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Zippy tahini slaw is a cookout crowd-pleaser

Spicy Tahini Slaw 8-12 servings; makes about 8 cups The dressing for this zippy slaw comes from a Food52.com featured recipe...

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Summer tomatoes ensure the 'T' is for terrific for this BLT

Katie Workman shares a quick, easy recipe built for summer appetites with this twist on the classic BLT sandwich.

Health Department says medical marijuana rollout on schedule despite chaos

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The past two weeks have brought chaos as the Board of Health passed regulations their top lawyer said weren’t legal, two groups sued, the attorney general told the board it overstepped its authority, the top health department lawyer resigned in...

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Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly column of exchanges with readers.

Melba Lovelace shares recipes, insights and inspiration in her weekly column of exchanges with readers.

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For delicious cake pops at home, ditch the store-bought mix

America's Test Kitchen demystifies making cake from scratch and serving it on a stick.

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Food storage secrets revealed.

Storing your food and kitchen inventory can be a challenge in smaller living spaces. Here's a guide for shoring up your kitchen...

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Bourdain leaves a legacy of truth-telling in an era when it became out of fashion.

The Oklahoman's Food Dude, Dave Cathey, writes about the passing of Anthony Bourdain, the return of Old Germany, and a chance...

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Love lamb? Rack 'em up!

America's Test Kitchen walks you through preparing the perfect rack of lamb.

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Need a vegetable side dish that tastes luxe?

As side dishes go, it's hard to go wrong simply sauteing seasonal vegetables in a skillet with olive oil, an allium such as...

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Local ingredients make for sweeter satiation

The Made in Oklahoma Coalition offers five recipes aimed at your summertime needs, including ideas for Father's Day.

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Yes, you can make great pizza at home without any special equipment

The quest for excellent homemade pizza can sometimes border on obsession. Pizza stones, pizza steels, pizza ovens, rigging your...

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How hunger pangs can make nice people 'hangry'

For someone to become "hangry," context is key. People need to be in a negative situation or subject to negative stimuli to...

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Java jolt! Starbucks raises coffee prices across the U.S.

The price of your morning jolt of caffeine just got a little more grande.

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Food trucks, fashion show, live music and a pho-eating contest are planned for the event in Military Park.

The Asian Distrct will host its first night market from 4 to 11 p.m. on Saturday in Military Park.l

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TasteFood: Make a Mess of it

Sometimes presentation is overrated. Eton Mess is a British dessert that's an unapologetic mishmash of fruit, cream and...

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Fresh mango and tomatillos make this zesty salsa stand out from the rest

This chunky, fruity salsa makes an excellent dip for tortilla or plantain chips. It's also good on hot dogs, tacos, eggs and...

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Local beef purveyors and cattle ranchers answer the call to support Oklahoma City's homeless community with steak sandwiches and smiles.

As part of the ongoing Turning the Table on Hunger campaign from the local hospitality industry, Oklahoma's Beef Council and...