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Simply Salmon

Ian Hilton, Reporter // April 11, 2021

Salmon: the other red meat. Well, kind of. Salmon gets its red color from a pigment called astaxanthin — rhymes with shasta-dancin’ — either naturally or unnaturally. We’ll get into that later. I...

Butter pie crust success! Photo by Ian Hilton, 2/23/21.

Butter Pie Crust

Ian Hilton, Reporter // February 27, 2021

I’m excited to get this recipe out of the way, as I have a few pie-like recipes on the horizon. A homemade pie crust can be used for both sweet and hardy pies. It can be frozen for months and, with...

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Baked Carolina chicken wings and legs

Ian Hilton, Reporter // February 3, 2021

Super Bowl Sunday is fast approaching, with one major difference this year — COVID-19. Although restrictions have been lifted for businesses like restaurants and barber shops, masks and social distancing...

Netflix food documentaries worth the binging

Netflix food documentaries worth the binging

Anisha Brady // October 11, 2016

Gastronomy is not something that usually comes to mind when one thinks of art. Cuisine has always been an indication of culture, however, within recent years, the culinary scene has revolutionized and...

Example of food wast on the Chico State campus. Photo courtesy of Kala Kyle.

Food, more wasted than college students realize

December 13, 2015

Take a peak in any garbage bin on campus - or in your own home - and there's a good chance you'll find food. Recently the issue of food waste has become illuminated due to books, documentaries and harsh...

Orcchiette, shells and rotini noodles. Photo credit: Grace Kerfoot

Understanding different pasta varieties

Grace Kerfoot // October 11, 2015

In all of its cheap and carbohydrate-heavy glory, pasta noodles are a staple to the college diet.Pasta understands when you have friend drama, bills to pay or midterms; pasta asks for nothing more in return...

Dates, left, fava beans and fennel are all farmers market delicacies that are a perfect addition to any shopping bag. Photo credit: Grace Kerfoot

Overlooked gems at the farmers market

Grace Kerfoot // April 28, 2015

There is definitely a romanticism to strolling the aisles of the Chico farmers market. With our reusable bags in hand, we go forth into the crowd rocking the look of a sustainable individual. But how many...

This colorful, crunchy dish is full of protein and fiber. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Readers, Digest: Rice-filled bell peppers

Christina Saschin // May 3, 2014

Using a vegetable as a bowl is a fun way to present a dish. For this recipe, I put wild rice into a bell pepper to give it more color and to hold a shape. Wild rice contains more protein and fiber than...

Baked rosemary chicken with mushroom rice can bring a little zest to an evening. Photo credit: Christina Saschin

Readers, Digest: Rosemary lemon baked chicken

April 6, 2014

I am always impressed with how detailed Nicholas Sparks writes. After reading some of my favorite novels by him, such as "Dear John" and "The Lucky One," I wanted to make a dinner that takes a little bit...

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