The Pink Door: the culinary carnival continues

The Pink Door restaurant in the Pike Place Market. SECOND HELPING REVIEW The cioppino, foreground,…

After more than three decades, smart service and able Italian cuisine make this Seattle classic worth revisiting.

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Spice up grilling season with homemade condiments

Summer grilling means hot dogs and hamburgers. Hot dogs and hamburgers mean mustard and ketchup and maybe mayonnaise. You can always go to the store and buy the stuff that comes in a plastic jar. But why use the store-bought products when you can make them all yourself?

Grilled lemon and thyme chicken breasts, which can be garnished with mint or basil leaves, in New York, June 12, 2015. (Andrew Scrivani/The New York Times)

Chicken breasts grilled in 3 simple steps

Grilling juicy, well-cooked chicken breasts involves three basic steps: pounding the breasts to even out the thickness, marinating them aggressively with salt and aromatics, then grilling them hot and fast.

Truffle dogs sniff out pungent fungus prized by foodies

CARNEROS, Calif. (AP) — The growing appetite for truffles is feeding demand for dogs trained to sniff out the pungent fungus prized by chefs and foodies. As more landowners plant orchards in hopes of harvesting truffles, more dogs are being trained to detect the earthy delicacies, which take several years to ripen on tree roots...

McDonald’s: Fewer Happy Meal orders opting for soda

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says fewer people are picking soda for Happy Meals after it stopped listing the drinks as an option on its menu boards. The world's biggest hamburger chain said Thursday 48 percent of Happy Meals orders chose soda as a beverage in the U.S. after it was scrubbed from menus and...