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Waffle Love at first bite: Local devotion to the first food truck in the valley is waffle-iron-clad

In the second episode of Food Network’s competitive show, “The Great Food Truck Race,” Waffle Love owner Adam Terry and two of his brothers were in the truck, slicing fruit, making dough and serving customers in Arizona. Adam, in an emotional [...]

A trip to Italy in downtown Provo

By Mary Crafts-Homer When I first came to Provo in 1972 to attend BYU, I fell in love with downtown Provo and its quaint hardware store, shoe repair, fabric store, and of course, the night-life hot spot: JIMBA’S! Over the years, downtown [...]

Soup’s on! 8 great bowls to try in Utah Valley

It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn in Utah — the new school year is well underway, temperatures are dropping, and the leaves are turning. And there’s no better way to ring in the season than to sample a bowl of one of the Valley’s [...]

Culinary Crafts ‘pops up’ a 10-course restaurant monthly

Utah Valley’s premier caterer has added an entirely new take on their menu this fall. Culinary Crafts is hosting monthly “pop up” restaurants, with 10-course meals served in unique locations. After their first farm-to-fork [...]

5 September food holidays you don’t want to miss

Because just about every day of the year is a food holiday of one kind or another (National Moldy Cheese Day anyone?) it’s hard to keep track of which food to celebrate. So we’ve compiled a list of some of the upcoming important [...]

Recipe: Scott Mitchell’s Most Important Meal of the Day

When a nutritionist visited the set of “The Biggest Loser,” Scott stayed in the kitchen all day and “messed around” while learning how to make healthy food taste great. “It’s all about texture and flavor,” Scott says. Scott won [...]

Life by Chocolate: Orem bakery dishes dessert and deliciousness in women-owned venture

By Mary Crafts-Homer Most of you know I’m pretty passionate about food. In fact, in some circles, I might even be called a food snob, but in reality, there are just two areas where I am very discriminating: 1) Ice cream vs gelato (that’s [...]

Recipe: Chocolate Truffle Pie

Whip up this chocolate masterpiece for a decadent treat. Or, if your idea of baking is buying, get Melissa’s treats locally at Good Earth, Real Foods Market, Harmon’s, Beehive Health Essentials or Ginger’s Garden Café. Crust ingredients 1/2 [...]

How to eat healthier without guilt

Eleven years ago, Melissa Chappell — known as “Raw Melissa” around town — turned her passion for making healthy food into a business. The mom-of-four grew up at the apron strings of two very talented cooks — her mother and grandmother. [...]

Recipe: Buttermilk pie

Ingredients: 1 ½ cups sugar 1 Tbsp. flour 4 eggs ½ cup butter (1 stick) melted 1 cup buttermilk 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 unbaked 9-inch piecrust Whipped cream and strawberries for garnish Directions: Preheat oven to 325⁰ F In a mixing bowl, [...]

Best of Classic Mexican: Los Hermanos

Thirty years ago, Los Hermanos spiced up downtown Provo. A few years later, ownership transferred to Craig and Lisa Witham and a few years after that, they expanded with a second location in Lindon. In addition to 18 children of their own, [...]

5 food storage-friendly recipes

Food storage is meant for when times are the worst, but sometimes a busy schedule can prevent you from getting to the store. If you have a collection of dry goods, canned goods, camp stoves and generators stored away on your shelf, you always [...]

8 Utah Valley donut shops you need to indulge in

Lest you think this is just some Google-searched article by an indifferent donut commentator, I should tell you that I consider myself a donut aficionado. I come from a long line of donut lovers, and a delicious donut has long been my weakness [...]

Putting Taste to the test: Entrepreneurs aim to produce the world’s finest chocolate

By Mary Crafts-Homer Downtown Provo is home to Taste, which is unlike any other store in Utah.  Like me, maybe you’ve been driving by the building that used to be Coleman Studios and seeing a lot of activity over the past year. A sign went [...]

Not so Pinterest perfect: Popular Utah Valley mommy bloggers share the truth behind the pretty pictures and success

Utah Valley is home to some of the nation’s most popular bloggers, and most of them are moms. That’s no surprise. Research shows that moms are 20 percent more likely to use social media than the general population, and 1 in 3 bloggers are [...]

Recipe: Agua Fresca

Ingredients: Agua Fresca 4 Pineapples 4 Mangoes or 6 Peaches Fresh Organic Mint Instructions: Slice the skin off of the Pineapple and core. Cube fruit. Peel Mango or peel Peaches & remove seeds. Place fruit into large Blendtec jar up to [...]

Flavors to savor: South American chef dishes up deliciousness on State Street

Foodie Fact In the moodie for more foodie? Check out this Q&A with Vivian Delgado. Masa means… It’s a dough made from corn flour that is used in several items on the restaurant’s menu. Favorite Colombian dish Colombian dish Arepas [...]

Recipe: Red Thai Curry

Ingredients: 1 lb chicken (skinless, boneless, sliced, approx. 1-2 breasts, can also use beef, pork) 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 2 Tbsp curry paste (red or green, hot: 3-4 tbsp) 1 can coconut cream 1 cup bamboo shoots (sliced) 1 cup green beans or [...]

5 self-reliance tips for YSAs

The words “family home storage” and “preparedness” often conjure images of large shelves lined with wheat and canned peaches. But the commandment to be self-reliant applies to everyone, even young single adults with [...]

Taste of Thai: June Williamson is bringing exotic Thai flavors to Utah Valley tables

Foodie Fact Want a bit more spice? Check out this Q&A with June Williamson. Pantry MVPs Fish sauce, coconut cream, curry paste Cardinal sin of Thai food Oily rice without any flavor Most popular non-Thai dishes My famous potato rolls or [...]