Hartwick’s Kitchen Store Closing

EUGENE, Ore. — A specialty kitchen store in downtown Eugene is closing its doors. After eight years in business, Hartwick’s is closing its store in the 5th Street Public Market. Over the years, Hartwick’s says it’s had strong sales, a devoted following, and a successful run of cooking classes. The store will start a liquidation … Continue reading »

Eugene Woman Competing in Chef Challenge

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Ducks won’t be the only ones representing Eugene at the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day. Erin Marie Williams, a Eugene resident, is heading to Pasadena to compete in the Chevron Game Day Chef Challenge against four other chefs. Williams will be making her pigskin poblano peppers stuffed with brie … Continue reading »

BBQ Giveaway: Tuesday’s Recipe

Rib Rub Prep Time: 10 minutes Yield: Makes about 3/4 cup Ingredients: 1/3 cup paprika 1/4 cup sugar 3 tablespoons black pepper 2 tablespoons salt 2 teaspoons dry mustard 2 teaspoons cayenne 1 teaspoon white pepper Preparation: Mix all ingredients. Work 1/2 half mixture into meat 12-24 hours before cooking. Apply remaining rub before smoking. … Continue reading »

InStove Hosts Open House

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A Cottage Grove nonprofit is sending stoves to third-world countries, and it’s letting community members learn about its business Tuesday night. InStove is having an open house at its plant at 5:30 p.m. In the past few years, the company’s made more than 1,000 cookstoves that are used in more than … Continue reading »

Chef’s Night Out Tickets on Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — The 23rd annual Chef’s Night Out is Tuesday night at the Hult Center. The event features some of Lane County’s top chefs cooking up samples of their best dishes. The night’s festivities will also feature some local breweries and wineries. The proceeds go to food for Lane County and organizers say it’s … Continue reading »

Chef Teaches Cheap Meal Planning

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — When you are on a low or fixed income, you want to make sure you are getting the most bang out of your buck, especially when it comes to planning out your meals for the month. One local organization is working to teach this life skill. The Afiya Apartments, run by ShelterCare, … Continue reading »

N. Eugene Chefs Win “Best Knife Skills”

EUGENE, Ore. — North Eugene High School’s culinary team was named the team with the best knife skills at the 2013 Oregon ProStart Championships. The competition took place over the weekend. Student teams had to create a three-course meal in one hour using only two butane burners. Seaside High School came in first place in … Continue reading »

Willamette Culinary Students to Compete

EUGENE, Ore. — The two-time state champion, Willamette High School Culinary Team, is competing for its third title this weekend in Portland, and members will do it without any fancy kitchen tools. Picture The Food Network, Iron Chef or Chopped, but instead of a fancy kitchen, state-of-the-art utensils and a sous chef, the students get … Continue reading »

Local Church Feeds the Hungry

EUGENE, Ore. — How many turkeys would you need if you’re expecting 300 guests? A local church is offering a free meal on Thanksgiving. At St. Peter Church on Maxwell Road inside the parish center in a tiny kitchen, a group of women are preparing a feast. These women are preparing a feast, cutting apples, … Continue reading »

Thanksgiving Cooks Shop at Last Minute

EUGENE, Ore. — A lot of people are prepping for Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday. Still others waited until the last minute to get their shopping done. We caught up with a few who were stocking up at Grocery Outlet Wednesday afternoon. “I was at Albertsons getting supplies for making my pies, but the pie tins … Continue reading »

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