Ravalli Republic - Food-and-drink

Why do our brains love fatty foods?

A study has found that our brain is to blame for our love of french fries and other fatty/carbohydrate loaded meals. Read more

Enjoy garlic season before the fresh delicacy is gone

Garlic is ubiquitous. It can be found anywhere, any time, in a raw, unprocessed form. So it’s easy to take it for granted. Read more

Expand your cherry repertoire with these unexpected recipes

For all those who are lovers of fresh cherries, they are now readily available, both from the Northwest and from our Montana Flathead Valley. The dark sweet cherries from the Flathead Valley are the ones we look forward to the most, and are prized in many parts of the United States as well as here in Montana. Read more

Pump up the spice: Grilled, chile-spiked fruit salsa brings the sweet heat

Here we are in the heart of grilling season, a time when people who love outdoor cooking will look for any excuse to fire up the grill. Enthusiasts happily toss just about any ingredient on the fire, from heads of radicchio or Belgian endive quickly charred for a delicious salad to kabobs, sausages, burgers,... Read more



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Keep your cool with this Asian chicken salad

Here’s a no-cook recipe for hot summer days. Really. No cooking required. Happy words when the last thing you want to do is crank up the heat in your kitchen. So how to manage fixing a cool dinner for a hot night? Read more

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Salut to genepi, an herbal Alpine cure

LE GRAND-BORNAND, France (AP) — On the second day of racing in the Alps, Tour de France riders take on a relatively short stage but their legs will still strain to overcome several peaks before an unforgiving 18-kilometer climb to the tourist resort of La Rosiere. Read more

Former Oklahoma National Guard headquarters becoming brewery

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A historic armory that served as the headquarters of the Oklahoma National Guard will be converted into a brewery complex that will include a hotel, restaurant and stores. Read more

Brats, BBQ and Baja tacos: Here's each state's most iconic dish

From fish tacos in California to bratwurst in Wisconsin and barbecue in Missouri, here's a look at the food that represents each state, acc… Read more

Weird foods and drinks to deep-fry

If you’re craving indulgent fair food, you can actually make some of these deep-fried creations at home. Read more

Vegetarian options at fast-food restaurants

Check out these meat-free options at fast-food joints. Read more

JBS USA suspends shipments from Kentucky farm after video

DENVER (AP) — JBS USA, the U.S. branch of the world's largest meat producer, says it has suspended shipments from a pig farm where workers were shown hitting, kicking and throwing pigs on undercover video. Read more

Mom blames teen's death on packaging for peanut cookies

WESTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mother blames the death of her 15-year-old daughter on what she calls confusing packaging for Reese's Chips Ahoy cookies. Read more


The Kitchn: How to make the best pasta salad without mayo. With recipe for Pasta Salad without Mayo. With 1 color image: Pasta Salad without Mayo. Read more


The Kitchn: For perfect grilled corn, stick to a smart but simple method. With recipe for Grilled Corn on the Cob. With 1 color image: Grilled Corn on the Cob. Read more

UN says fish production rising, overfishing still a problem

ROME (AP) — The U.N. food agency says global fish production is expected to grow 18 percent over the coming decade, even as farmed fish production slows down and the numbers of wild-caught fish level off. Read more