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Balsamic grilled swordfish paired with arugula pasta

Balsamic grilled swordfish paired with arugula pasta

Swordfish steaks are a treat on the grill in the summer. The secret is not to overcook the swordfish.

Summer Garden Minestrone makes perfect, refreshing August fare

Summer Garden Minestrone makes perfect, refreshing August fare

Plump summer tomatoes and fresh basil give refreshing flavors to a quick minestrone soup.

Blaze Pizza to open another 200 restaurants nationwide

LOS ANGELES

Blaze Pizza to open another 200 restaurants nationwide

The choose-your-own-toppings chain is popular both locally and nationally, with a 150 stores already open across the country.

Where to eat outside in Saratoga Springs

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Where to eat outside in Saratoga Springs

The warm sun kissing your face, a breeze blowing through your hair. Outdoor dining, that oh-too-brief summer pleasure, is one of Saratoga Springs' main attractions.

Flavors of the Brazil Olympics

Flavors of the Brazil Olympics

In London’s Southbank Centre, the 2016 Rio Olympics party started long before the opening ceremony.

Burger King takes aim at Chipotle lovers with the 'Whopperito'

Burger King takes aim at Chipotle lovers with the 'Whopperito'

BK is looking to woo Chipotle devotees with their new Whopper burrito.

Activists hatch a major victory

Begrudgingly, the industry group that represents 95 percent of domestic egg producers says a cage-free future is a fait accompli.

Glass Tavern to open in Glenville's Socha Plaza

GLENVILLE

Glass Tavern to open in Glenville's Socha Plaza

The Glass Tavern, a family-style restaurant, will officially open for business in Glenville next week.

Panzanella: the perfect summer salad

Panzanella: the perfect summer salad

File this under “everything old is new again” — panzanella, the Italian bread salad, is a harmonious marriage between old and new. Leftover stale bread added to vibrant summer produce leads to a winning seasonal dish.

A cob to remember: Toppings add jazz to your corn

A cob to remember: Toppings add jazz to your corn

Lots of sweet butter and a sprinkle, or two, of salt. Maybe some freshly ground black pepper, if a shaker’s within easy reach on the picnic table. That’s how so many of us enjoy fresh-picked corn on the cob.

The best fast food, according to the world’s finest chefs

The best fast food, according to the world’s finest chefs

What do celebrity chefs eat when they crave fast food?

How a massive lobster was rescued from its fate at a South Florida restaurant

How a massive lobster was rescued from its fate at a South Florida restaurant

And, according to reports, Larry the lobster is headed to a new destination, too -- the Maine State Aquarium.

Six sassy summer salads

Six sassy summer salads

Help me, world. It’s tough enough to find the time to cook in summer. Who wants the heat, too?

2 West Bar & Grille features unique combinations expertly cooked

SARATOGA SPRINGS

2 West Bar & Grille features unique combinations expertly cooked

Gastropubs, or bar-restaurant combos serving high-end beer and food, started in the Capital Region with Brown & Moran’s in Troy in 1993. This latest and polished example also features a New Urbanism setting, mixing business and living in compact spaces in a luxury apartment complex on the west side of Saratoga Springs.

Vegan ice cream: A real treat . . . if you can pull it off

Vegan ice cream: A real treat . . . if you can pull it off

In the past 20 years, I’ve eaten a lot of vegan ice cream — some of it good but much of it bad.

McDonald's to expand all-day breakfast menu

McDonald's to expand all-day breakfast menu

In a bid to maintain the hype -- and the sales gains -- the chain is planning to add McGriddles and more breakfast sandwiches to its all-hours menu.

Baker gets Zen-like passion from making focaccia bread

Baker gets Zen-like passion from making focaccia bread

“If I wasn’t in the kitchen, I’d probably be a mechanic,” says Duff Goldman.

Is granola 'healthy'? The public and nutritionists disagree

Is granola 'healthy'? The public and nutritionists disagree

Which foods are healthy? In principle, it’s a simple question, and a person who wishes to eat more healthily should reasonably expect to know which foods to choose at the supermarket and which to avoid. Unfortunately, the answer is anything but simple.

Maple syrup producers enjoy sweet success in ’16

CAPITAL REGION

Maple syrup producers enjoy sweet success in ’16

The arbitrary and capricious winter of 2016 was also far from normal for maple syrup producers, but in a good way. New York’s maple producers set a new production record for the state this year, surpassing 2015 — which was itself a 70-year high — by 18 percent.

Tips and recipes for mastering the smoothie

Tips and recipes for mastering the smoothie

With temperatures rising, it’s time to break out the blender and start whipping up some frosty, fruity and flavorful smoothies.

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