Food & Drink

This is unlike any “carrot cake” I’ve ever had, and I hesitate to even call it carrot cake because it’s so pleasantly different. For starters, there are no spices in this cake.

Maya Evoy
As one test kitchen chef put it: “It ain’t pretty but it’s addictive!”Kim Sunée
Great bread is the literal underpinning of a great sandwich. That’s why lunches at House of Bread and Great Harvest Bread Co. are such a delight. Donna Freedman
Things are changing quickly at the local farmers markets. Steve Edwards
This cashew chicken filling is quick, easy and makes an ideal weeknight meal as the weather warms up and you are craving something light and freshMaya Evoy
Going to Doriola’s is like a culinary hug: comforting, cozy, nurturing.Mara Severin
“This is the first week of the big halibut opener and would you know the whole winter the weather has been nice and warm and this weekend a blizzard happens,” says John Jackson of New Sagaya MarketsSteve Edwards
There’s something about the effervescence of fermented foods that elevates the gathering.Kim Sunée
This is simple, hearty home cooking at its finest. Maya Evoy
If you want a square meal -- especially one that includes brisket -- go to Harley’s Old Thyme Cafe. For 20 years this small, South Anchorage eatery has specialized in a friendly atmosphere and home-style cooking (“like Mom tries to make,” according to the menu).Donna Freedman