The Daily Press Blackfoot Morning News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-03-31T12:24:02-04:00 the dumpling2015-03-31T12:24:02-04:002015-03-31T12:23:03-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBy KELLI KENNEDY Associated PressMIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When Portland chef Jenn Louis set out to perfect pasta dumplings in Italy, she was occasionally met with such disdain from local chefs she might as well have been trying to push the doughy fare to the Paleo diet crowd."Each person I interviewed and cooked with had a different notion about what was and was not gnocchi. When I approached the subject as dumplings, I was quickly corrected and told that dumplings are Chinese food. (This was accompanied by a smirk and shake of the head in many cases.)," Louis writes in her new cookbook, "Pasta by Hand."After five years of research and two trips to Italy, Louis now is comfortable saying dumplings are pasta. And deliciously so.And to make her point, she dedicated her entire cookbook to dumplings made from all manner of ingredients, including flour, potatoes, bread and semolina. Like so much Italian food, the rustic shapes and ingredients of the dumplings vary by region, from little nubs perfect for completing a vegetable soup to long, thin pencil-like dumplings paired with tomato sauce or a hearty ragu.In the book, Louis' dumplings are hand-formed doughy masses that can be poached, simmered or fried and often are stuffed with regional foods, such as creamy homemade ricotta, spinach, leftover pork sausage and even more exotic offerings such as chestnuts and wild nettles.Many of the recipes were passed along to Louis as she cooked with locals and chefs at their homes and restaurants around Italy. Louis has been making pasta from scratch at her Lincoln Restaurant in Portland, Oregon, for years. But she says it still was fascinating to unearth recipes and techniques from small villages that few outsiders had ever tasted."They would be very, very uncomfortable letting me cook with them, and then they saw that I knew what I was doing and was very passionate about what they were teaching me and were like, 'OK, let me show you something'," Louis said during a recent interview with The Associated Press during the South Beach Wine and Food Festival.Louis calls her dumplings weekend recipes, though there are plenty that aren't labor intensive. And Louis points out that none requires a pasta maker. Some call for nothing more than a bowl and a spoon. Frascarelli is a good dumpling to make with children, made by drizzling water over semolina and using a bench scraper to turn the pasta over on itself, then shaking the sieve until you get nice, big chunks that are simmered in boiling water."It's as simple as you can get. I think that some of these are incredibly rudimentary, some of the original pasta shapes," she said.As for the carb haters or gluten-free readers, she's included dumplings made with chickpeas instead of flour, and Louis says gluten-free flour can be substituted in most of the dishes for traditional all-purpose. She rarely sits down to a big bowl of pasta herself, but does enjoy it for a side dish or a weekend splurge. There's also several recipes with veggies, such as orecchiette with turnip greens, anchovies and garlic.__DUNDERIJenn Louis says these light ricotta dumplings come from Italy's Amalfi Coast and sometimes are made with lemon zest. "They are held together with as little flour as possible to keep their texture creamy and tender," she writes in her new cookbook, "Pasta by Hand." She says they are traditionally dressed with just butter or tomato sauce.Start to finish: 30 minutesServings: 42 cups whole-milk ricotta cheese6 egg yolks1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheeseFreshly grated nutmeg1 teaspoon kosher salt1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for dustingSemolina flour, for dustingIn a large bowl, mix the ricotta and egg yolks until smooth. Add the Parmesan, a few swipes of nutmeg, the salt and the flour. Mix with a wooden spoon just until the dough comes together.Using 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour, dust your work surface, then scrape the dough from the bowl directly on top of the flour. Sprinkle the top of the dough with an additional 1/4 cup of flour. This will help prevent the dough from being too sticky to roll.Line a baking sheet with kitchen parchment, then dust it with semolina flour. Cut off a chunk of dough about the width of 2 fingers, then cover the rest with plastic wrap.On an unfloured work surface, use your hands to roll the chunk into a log about 1/2 inch in diameter. Cut the log into pieces 1/2 to 1 inch long. Place the dunderi on the prepared baking sheet, then shape the remaining dough. Make sure that the dunderi don't touch or they will stick together.If not cooking right away, the dunderi can be refrigerated on the baking sheet, covered with plastic wrap, for up to 2 days, or frozen on the baking sheet and placed in an airtight container. Use within 1 month. If frozen, do not thaw before cooking.To cook, bring a large pot of salted water to a simmer over medium-high heat. Add the dunderi and simmer until they float to the surface, 1 to 3 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove immediately and finish with your choice of sauce. Serve right away.Nutrition information per serving: 500 calories; 240 calories from fat (48 percent of total calories); 26 g fat (14 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 350 mg cholesterol; 40 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 26 g protein; 780 mg sodium.Blackfoot, IDNo author availableMaster the dumplingBlackfoot Morning Dinner Table serves last supper of the year.2015-03-31T06:09:47-04:002015-03-31T06:00:00-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDLISA LETECommunity Dinner Table serves last supper of the year.Blackfoot Morning of the week2015-03-30T23:50:14-04:002015-03-30T23:50:14-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDLESLIE MIELKEPhoto of the weekBlackfoot Morning, Affordable Marathon Sponsorships Available2015-03-30T19:47:42-04:002015-03-30T19:47:42-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsThe 4th Annual Tommy Vaughn's Blackfoot Marathon and More is approaching its running date of Saturday, May 16, and we are pleased to offer some new opportunities for community support. Thanks to the continued support of our Title, Presenting (Idaho Central CU), and Supporting (Portneuf Medical Center) Sponsors, we are able to offer sponsorship of our HYDRATION STATIONS at a reduced fee of $100. There are 14 of these stations that are looking for sponsors, and this amount will adequately cover the cost of energy gels, cups, electyrolyte mix, and other supplies.Our new sponsorship category will let you BUY A MILE! For $50 you can sponsor one of the 26 miles of the marathon course. This amount helps cover the cost of marking and preparing the course for the event.Each of these opportunities will get you:(1) a sign on the course, identifying your business, family, or group, (2) access to the runners' "goody bags" to place promotional items or brochures about your business or programs, and(3) your name listed on the runners' tee shirts and on a banner at Race Central.As most of you are aware, after all expenses of the event are paid, 100% of the proceeds go to Community Dinner Table, our local charity that works every day to fight hunger in our area. Over the past three events, we have been able to contribute nearly $10,000 to CDT and intend on keeping that trend going.If you, your family, your business, civic group, club, or just a group of friends would like to join us, please visit to sign up for one of these opportunities. You can pay directly online via credit or debit card. If you would prefer to pay by check, please send it, payable to Blackfoot Marathon, to Blackfoot Marathon, 1129 South Shilling Avenue, Blackfoot, ID 83221, Blackfoot, IDNo author availableNew, Affordable Marathon Sponsorships AvailableBlackfoot Morning sentenced2015-03-31T06:09:47-04:002015-03-30T19:22:05-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsCharged with vehicular manslaughter, Underwood will serve seven years fixed and eight years indeterminate for this felony. On Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, Underwood was northbound in the southbound lane, traveling at 70 mph in a 55 mph zone. He had passed several cars when he crashed head-on with another vehicle driven by Richard "Tazzy" Peyope, 45, of Fort Hall. Blackfoot, IDLESLIE MIELKEUnderwood sentencedBlackfoot Morning Phillips Snake River 2015 Distinguished Young Woman2015-03-30T18:55:04-04:002015-03-30T18:55:04-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsShe will be joined by the Distinguished Young Women from Blackfoot, Firth-Shelley and Aberdeen. The Blackfoot DYW program begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at BPAC. The Firth-Shelley DYW program begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, in the Firth High School auditorium. Blackfoot, IDLESLIE MIELKEJoslyn Phillips Snake River 2015 Distinguished Young WomanBlackfoot Morning is a centerfold: Rest home bares all for calendar2015-03-30T18:10:02-04:002015-03-30T18:10:02-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsMiss March, who's 88, wears a green top hat and not much else in the calendar from Pleasant Pointe Assisted Living, and the centerfolds are two women in their 90s who seem to be playing poker with strategically placed oversize cards.Flip to February and you'll see a smiling, white-haired Dottie Rutter soaking in a bubble bath and flower petals, with chocolates and lingerie nearby.At 87, she's the same age as the youngest of three models standing in the cover photo, where their bare feet and shoulders peek out from behind a banner they hold advertising the Barberton facility and the affiliated Pleasant View Health Care Center.It reads: "Pleasant View, Pleasant Pointe."Another resident in the calendar is covered only by a large exercise ball.Administrator Teresa Morris told The Akron Beacon Journal that the residents were clearly having fun the morning the photos were taken."The residents were like 20-year-olds — giggling, and having the time of their lives," Morris said. "I do not believe the elderly should just sit around staring at each other. I want a fun environment where I challenge them and they challenge me."Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSGrandma is a centerfold: Rest home bares all for calendarBlackfoot Morning to know about Monday2015-03-31T02:52:56-04:002015-03-30T15:44:29-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning News1. CO-PILOT IN FRANCE PLANE CRASH HAD BEEN TREATED FOR SUICIDAL TENDENCIESGerman prosecutors say Andreas Lubitz had received psychotherapy for years before becoming a pilot.2. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD SAYS U.S. DRONE STRIKE KILLS TWO OF ITS ADVISERS IN IRAQHowever, Washington says it only struck militants in its campaign against the Islamic State group.3. EX-ISRAELI PREMIER CONVICTED IN BRIBERY CASEEhud Olmert was found guilty in a retrial of corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who had hoped to achieve peace with the Palestinians.4. HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP ICU PATIENTSAP's Lauran Neergaard finds some hospitals manage to help critically ill patients stand or walk even though they are on life support, exercise that may speed recovery.5. TOURISM DECLINE HITS JORDANIAN CITYPetra is a big tourist draw, yet nearby hotels stand virtually empty and business is at a standstill because of the kingdom's role in the battle against Islamic State militants.6. THREE GENERATIONS OF FAMILY PERISH IN FRENCH ALPS JET CRASHThree women named Emma — a 12-year-old, her mother and her grandmother — were from an affluent family known for their love of sports in a beautiful Barcelona suburb.7. LOOK AT WHAT'S MAKING A COMEBACKMothballed by Ford last decade, the Lincoln Continental is back, a nod to the car's improved sales in the U.S. and an appetite for luxury brands in China.8. FEEL WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE A U.S. SENATORThe Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate will be opening to the public, featuring a replica of the chamber where Kennedy served for 47 years.9. JUST CALL THEM THE IHEARTTAYLORSWIFT AWARDSThe pop singer cleaned house at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, winning artist of the year and song of the year for "Shake It Off."10. FINAL FOUR SETBlackfoot, IDNo author availableThings to know about MondayBlackfoot Morning Supreme Court upholds award in driver's ed crash2015-03-30T13:51:09-04:002015-03-30T13:51:09-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court on Monday upheld a ruling that awards $3.5 million in damages to the family of a 15-year-old central Idaho boy who died in a crash during his driver's education class.The court rejected an appeal of the award by the Blaine County School District.A jury in May 2013 found Carey School driver's education instructor Jeffrey Mecham was 100 percent responsible for the Oct. 26, 2010, crash that killed Austin Hennefer.Dennis and Maryann Hennefer of Carey filed the lawsuit against the school district contending it should be held responsible for Mecham's "willful and reckless" decision to hold classes on a day with wintery weather and practice three-point turns on an icy highway.The Supreme Court ruled that a limitation on non-economic damages in Idaho code did not apply in the case because the district was found to have acted recklessly.The court also ruled that the jury was properly instructed on what constituted reckless misconduct and that the evidence supported the verdict. The court refused to grant the district's request for a new trial.The school district is on spring break and officials didn't return a call from The Associated Press seeking comment. The Hennefers couldn't be reached.The driver's education car was performing a maneuver used to make a 180-degree turn on a stretch of U.S. Highway 20 that's otherwise too narrow for a U-turn when it was struck by an oncoming car.Hennefer died at the scene, and 15-year-old classmate was airlifted to a hospital with a broken hip that required surgery.Mecham, who was 41 at the time of the accident, also was seriously injured and flown to a hospital.Sergio Lopez-Rodriguez of Gooding, the driver of the other car, was also flown to a hospital. Jurors found he was not negligent in the crash.Blackfoot, IDNo author availableIdaho Supreme Court upholds award in driver's ed crashBlackfoot Morning to know for Monday2015-03-30T11:43:06-04:002015-03-29T22:03:00-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning News1. ARAB SUMMIT ENDS WITH VOW TO DEFEAT SHIITE REBELS IN YEMENArab leaders also plan to form a joint intervention force, setting the stage for a clash between U.S.-allied Arab states and Iran, accused of backing Houthi rebels in Yemen.2. WHAT NSA CONSIDERED ABANDONING PRIOR TO SNOWDEN LEAKThe National Security Agency discussed ending its secret program to collect and store American phone records before Edward Snowden revealed the practice, The Associated Press learns.3. IRAN WEIGHS FURTHER URANIUM ENRICHMENT CUTSBut Teheran is pushing back on how long it must limit technology it could use to make atomic arms, say Western officials involved in nuclear talks.4. WHY EXPERTS STRUGGLE TO EXPLAIN WHY CO-PILOT CRASHED AIRLINER"We don't have a clue what was going through his mind," says Dr. Simon Wessely, of the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, referring to Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz.5. 2 BODIES FOUND IN NYC GAS EXPLOSION RUBBLEMayor Bill de Blasio says someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before the blast that caused three apartment buildings to collapse.6. 'WE'RE NOT GOING TO CHANGE THIS LAW'Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defends the state legislation that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination against gays and lesbians.7. WHERE IMMIGRANT DROWNINGS ARE ON THE RISEDue to increased patrols, migrants are choosing more dangerous spots to cross the Rio Grande into South Texas.8. BOKO HARAM FIGHTERS ATTACK NIGERIA POLL STATIONSBut voting continues in the high-stakes contest to elect a president for Africa's richest, most populous nation.9. NEW ENGLAND OPPOSES NATURAL GAS PIPELINESAlthough the region needs more gas-delivery capacity, few residents want new pipelines through their towns.10. HOW MANY NO. 1 SEEDS REACH FINAL FOURBlackfoot, IDNo author availableThings to know for MondayBlackfoot Morning