In San Francisco: the comfort of cooking, even in a fire evacuation. Recipes for Red-Alert Red Enchiladas and Fire Brownies included. Also: Halloween treats, like Macadamia-Chocolate Popcorn Chunks, chef's tips for flavor-packed stocks, and heritage turkeys.
PLUS... A Jell-O Haiku contest, Plonkapalooza, and more from around the country, after the jump.
In Oregon The Oregonian is always packed with helpful tips and information. They have a detailed series on mushrooms - including foraging and cooking tips. They have some tips on using mushrooms in every menu. They also have tips on preserving herbs all winter. Great recipe for pan herb sauce for roast chicken, too!
In Utah the Salt Lake Tribune talks about tricky yet delectable soup dumplings from Taiwan - xiaolongbao. They also say to give Chianti another chance, and they offer homey recipes like Butterfinger brownies and broccoli mash with horseradish.
Plus (we could not make this up), in homage to the classic food of Utah, they are sponsoring a Jell-O Haiku Contest.