We were cooking, and near beer

Grant McGee My friend Lizzie was reading the newspaper. “I want to know where they’re stealing it from,” she said out loud. “What,”I asked. “Stealing what?” “Beer, she said. “Here in the police report section I see reports of stolen beer. I want to know where they’re stealing it from because you can’t find any […]

Clovis soul-food cook plans June retirement

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Velma Jackson, owner of Velma’s Bar BQ, will be retiring after spending more than 20 years cooking in Clovis. June 30 will be the last day she will cook at the restaurant. By Jack King Soul food, that bedrock of Southern cooking, is as rare in the Southwest as a good enchilada in Peoria. When […]

‘Taste’ tickets still available

Freedom Newspapers About 235 tickets remain for Thursday’s Taste of Home Cooking School, sponsored by the Clovis News-Journal, the Portales News-Tribune and several other area businesses, newspaper advertising director Tammy Farkas said Saturday. As of Friday, 765 of the 1,000 available tickets had been sold, she said. The cooking school will begin at 6:30 p.m. […]

Cooking schools to offer new twists and old favorites

By Jack King You might call it a new taste of the old. Holly Glenn, events coordinator for Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico, said a cooking school the news group will co-sponsor in October will focus on fast, easy and original ways to prepare dishes that appeal to those who love good, home-cooked, comfort food. […]