Food

Restaurants latch on to gluten-free craze

Since being diagnosed with celiac disease more than three years ago, Lawrence resident Liz Stuewe’s dining-out options have started looking up. She can now order everything from gluten-free pasta to cake, plus tasty gluten-free takes on other normally off-limits foods.“It’s so weird to be ...

Fair fare in a class by itself

It’s not every day the opportunity presents itself to eat Indian tacos, blooming onions and cotton candy — and then ride the Tilt-A-Whirl — all in the same night. Your once-a-year chance has arrived. Moore’s Greater Shows Carnival opened Wednesday and runs through Saturday at the ...

Fair horticulture competition not what it used to be

It’s refreshing for old-timers like Jim Springer to see a face like Noah Chaney’s show up at the Douglas County Fair.Noah, a skinny, tow-headed 7-year-old, walked into Building 21 Monday night and presented Springer, 77, and other open-class horticulture superintendents with a bag full of ...

Diet not one-size-fits-all

Dietary lifestylesThere are many dietary lifestyles, and endless combinations of them. Here are basic descriptions of a few you many have heard of.• Omnivore: Eats everything.• Pollotarian: Eats chicken or poultry, but not red meat.• Pescetarian: Eats fish but not other types of meat.• ...

Eye on the pie: Repeat champs lead Douglas County Fair baking contest

Aliene Bieber’s homemade cherry pie is just what the baking judge ordered.The sugar-sprinkled crust is golden and flaky throughout, and even the crimped edge is tender enough to cut easily with a flimsy plastic fork. The filling is full of fruit flavor, slightly tart but not sour, and firm ...

Workshop teaches energy-friendly craft of fruit preservation

Plush mangoes fresh from the tree are delicious until a few days pass, the fruit rots and the flies come. For the Ch’orti’-Maya, an Indigenous group in eastern Guatemala, rotting fruit can mean disease. Flies gorge on the fruit, then flutter about and land on lips, hands and food. And with ...