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Delicious duo: Butternut squash pairs with pasta

Delicious duo: Butternut squash pairs with pasta

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
In recent years, American chefs have become fond of tucking butternut squash puree into ravioli pillows, swirling it into soups and melting it into risotto.
 

Hybrid vegetables, more sour foods will be on tables in 2015

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
Food forecasters and culinary prognosticators have spoken.
 
Cozy Valente’s offers traditional Italian fare

Cozy Valente’s offers traditional Italian fare

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015
Valente’s in Watervliet is a good example of the many fine family-owned Italian restaurants we are so lucky to have in the Capital Region.
 
Don't fear the souffle

Don't fear the souffle

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
There’s this misconception that a souffle is so delicate it will collapse if you so much as look at it sideways.
 
A roe by any other name

A roe by any other name

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
Today, concerns about the environmental impact of Caspian fisheries — and one’s budget — call for greener (and more affordable) caviar options.
 
Roasting transforms cabbage into tasty, earthy dinner favorite

Roasting transforms cabbage into tasty, earthy dinner favorite

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
My grandmother, who lived to be 92, always said the key to her good health was that whenever possible, she ate cabbage. Now if that isn’t a motto worth needlepointing somewhere, I don’t what is.
 
Seek the savory side of chocolate in the new year

Seek the savory side of chocolate in the new year

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
Who says healthy eating must mean the end of holiday chocolate deliciousness? Enter unsweetened chocolate! All the richness of the flavor without the sugar.
 
Capital Region taverns enjoy mixing things up for holidays
CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region taverns enjoy mixing things up for holidays

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
The holidays seem to present the perfect opportunity for bar patrons and revelers to stray from the drinks they gravitate toward the rest of the year.
 
Writer tells story of losing weight in memoir/cookbook

Writer tells story of losing weight in memoir/cookbook

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
When Stacey Morris tipped the scale at 345 pounds, she didn’t go on a diet. She became a food explorer.
 

Smoky sweet potato latkes are crisp, tasty and nutritious

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
For Hanukkah, I was inspired to make smoky sweet potato latkes, which balance the sugar of the sweet potatoes with earthy cumin and smoked paprika.
 
Italian bakeries bustling as customers line up for Christmas cookies, pastries

Italian bakeries bustling as customers line up for Christmas cookies, pastries

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
There was no doubt for Domenica Iovinelli. “I want a Santa boot!” said the 4-year-old, peering into the pastry case at Civitello’s Italian Pastry Shop in Schenectady.
 
Family cafe joins famed NYC Jewish deli
NEW YORK

Family cafe joins famed NYC Jewish deli

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Russ & Daughters has been a New York City institution on the Lower East Side for 100 years. Now the family has opened a cafe three blocks from the store.
 
A quinoa dish that can be a side or delicious main

A quinoa dish that can be a side or delicious main

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
This recipe for winter quinoa dressing is a perfect dish for both newbies and quinoa pros. It complements the gorgeous roasts of winter as a side dish, or can be served as a main event for a simple supper.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Restaurant Week runs through Thursday

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
More than 50 restaurants across the county will participate in the Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau's 10th annual Winter Restaurant Week through Thursday.
 
Starbucks launches pay-ahead in Portland
NEW YORK

Starbucks launches pay-ahead in Portland

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Starbucks launched a mobile order-and-pay-ahead option in the Portland, Oregon, area this week as it prepares to expand the offering nationally over the next year.
 
 

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