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    Iowa BBQ Company brings southern cuisine to Northwest Iowa | Food and Cooking

    Matt Simms loads up the smoker with beef brisket to cook for twelve hours at Iowa BBQ Company in Le Mars. Jesse Brothers, Sioux City Journal “In a heat wave, we have our smokers going,” Sitzmann said. “While we’re closed for a few months every winter, our smokers will still be going when there’s snow on the ground.” It probably goes without saying that there is always an appreciative fan base for Iowa BBQ Company’s grub. “People don’t ordinarily think that the ‘Ice Cream Capital of the World’ would have authentic barbecue but people are willing to drive great distances for our food,” Sitzmann said. “Social media’s been great at…

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    Siouxland’s Top 50 Restaurants for 2020 | Food and Cooking

    Who else made the cut? More winners are right here. 800 W. Seventh St., Sioux City Authentic Vietnamese and Chinese meals available for dine-in and take-out. 515 W. Seventh St., Sioux City The tasty and aromatic cuisine of Thaiand is on full display at this popular, family owned Westside eatery. 1408 Hamilton Blvd., Sioux City Chinese staples like Sesame Chicken and Mongolian Beef served up in a comfortable, unpretentious manner. 4229 S. Lakeport St., Sioux City Create your own unlimited stir fry by choosing meats, veggies and Asian-inspired sauces. It will then be cooked before your eyes. Ichiban Japanese Steak House 4567 Southern Hills Drive, Sioux City Tokyo-style Teppanyaki and…

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    How to hard boil eggs perfectly every time | Food and Cooking

    The best way to cool boiled eggs Every minute counts when hard-boiling eggs to a specific degree of doneness. Evacuate eggs from hot water when the timer rings, but they will continue to cook unless you take steps to cook the eggs quickly. As the water heats to a boil, take time to prepare the ice bath. Simply fill a bowl halfway with ice cubes and add water to cover. Once the eggs are done, transfer them to the super chilled water. Leave them in the ice bath for at least one minute to cool the eggs and stop the cooking. How to easily peel hard-boiled eggs There are few…

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    Sweet corn highlights late summer | Food and Cooking

    The weather can pose many challenges for corn growers, said Herr, who lost a portion of his early plantings after an April frost. He’s been growing corn for about 20 years on his family farm and plants roughly 60 acres of sweet corn that he supplies to a variety of vendors, ranging from farm stands to grocery stores. VanDerGriend said that the recent heat wave contributed to an abundance of fresh corn that is very sweet, which has resulted in a temporary price drop. Normally $5.50 a dozen at his stand, the corn will be $3 a dozen through Tuesday (the stand is closed on Sunday and Labor Day). Herr…

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    11 must-try recipes for your Labor Day cookout | Food and Cooking

    Servings: 10-12 Start to finish: 2 1/2 hours Cake: 1 cup (7 ounces) sugar 1 1/4 cups (5 ounces) cake flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 5 large eggs (2 whole, 3 separated), room temperature 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled 2 tablespoons water 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Pinch cream of tartar Filling: 2 pounds strawberries, hulled (6 cups) 4-6 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons kirsch Pinch salt Whipped Cream: 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 cups heavy cream, chilled 1.  Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 325 F. Grease…

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    Competing campaigns put spotlight on Tucson, Arizona restaurants | Food & Cooking

    Sonoran Restaurant Week participants The following Tucson restaurants are participating in the 2020 Sonoran Restaurant Week Oct. 2-11. For menus and prices, visit sonoranrestaurantweek.com • Bellissimo Ristorante Italiano at Casino del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Road • Blanco Tacos + Tequila, 2905 E. Skyline Drive, in La Encantada • Blue Willow Restaurant, 2616 N. Campbell Ave. • Boca Tacos y Tequila, 533 N. Fourth Ave. • Commoner & Co., 6960 E. Sunrise Drive • Culinary Dropout, 2543 E. Grant Road • Cup Cafe, 311 E. Congress St., in Hotel Congress • Dominick’s Real Italian, 8330 N. Thornydale Road • The Dutch Eatery & Refuge, 943 E. University Blvd. • Feast,…

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