Chef’s soups, breads combine taste, texture of passing seasons

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
But much to sip from your spoon on a chilly day — think ginger-carrot soup, Dutch cheese soup or a root-vegetable chowder. And there’s no one better to teach us how to make it than Beatrice Ojakangas of Duluth, Minn.
 
Grilled apple slices, maple glaze offer an alternative to veggie side dishes

Grilled apple slices, maple glaze offer an alternative to veggie side dishes

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
When it comes to sides, most of us tend to get stuck in a veg or starch rut. But the grill gives us an easy way to break out of this.
 
Charlton bake shop wins Cider Doughnut Taste Test

Charlton bake shop wins Cider Doughnut Taste Test

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
Eleven orchards entered, but only one prevailed in our Daily Gazette Cider Doughnut Taste Test.
 
Cider doughnut taste test: A tough job but somebody had to do it

Cider doughnut taste test: A tough job but somebody had to do it

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013
A bit about our judging panel in the cider doughnut taste test.
 
Saratoga store pairs two old favorites: Cookies and milk

Saratoga store pairs two old favorites: Cookies and milk

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013
Larry Levitas is hoping to attract nostalgia and cookie fans at his new, family-operated Plum Dandy Cookies & Milk shop in Saratoga Springs, a spinoff business to the Levitas family’s three Capital Region Plum Dandy yogurt shops.
 
Bistro meal so good it seems fitting for a celebration
SHARON SPRINGS

Bistro meal so good it seems fitting for a celebration

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013
My husband and I set out recently on a long-delayed road trip to explore Sharon Springs. After exploring, we headed to 204 Main Bar & Bistro for dinner.
 
Super Seed Bread is not your usual bread

Super Seed Bread is not your usual bread

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
Super Seed Bread is a dense, hearty, rich loaf that is filled with fat -- but it's the good kind of fat.
 
Let’s see Oh how good those cider doughnuts can be

Let’s see Oh how good those cider doughnuts can be

Monday, Sept. 23, 2013
On Oct. 1, The Daily Gazette is going to pay homage to a delicious fall treat with our first-ever Cider Doughnut Taste Test. A panel of judges — four Gazette employees and one guest judge — will sit down and taste cider doughnuts from as many local orchards that are willing to stop by the newspaper’s headquarters at 2345 Maxon Road Extension to participate.
 

The Frugal Forager: Juice bar gives Saratogians chance to drink to their health

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013
Saratoga Springs is a tipsy town, with craft beer and martinis on every corner, but it’s also the place to go for mineral baths, massage and yoga. Now there’s the Saratoga Juice Bar, the city’s first cold-pressed juice establishment.
 
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Colonie bakery finally takes the cake on Food Network show

Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
With more than 500 people cheering it on Saturday at a viewing party in the Holiday Inn on Wolf Road, Coccadotts Cake Shop was crowned the best of four competitors on Food Network's "Cupcake Wars."
 
Roasting in high heat can transform cauliflower flavor

Roasting in high heat can transform cauliflower flavor

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013
It still amazes me that something as simple as high-heat roasting can transform cauliflower from something lackluster into something that you — quite literally — can’t stop eating.
 
Atlanta chef battles back from cancer by eating fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables

Atlanta chef battles back from cancer by eating fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013
Chemotherapy took its toll on Steven Satterfield. The co-owner and executive chef of Miller Union in Atlanta lost his hair, his spunk, and his skin turned grayish-green. But Satterfield, a local and nationally acclaimed chef, battled back by turning to what he loves and understands well — the health benefits of eating nutrient-dense, fresh, and locally grown fruits and vegetables.
 
Busy mothers offer ideas for making dinner in a hurry

Busy mothers offer ideas for making dinner in a hurry

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013
The MOMS (Moms Offering Moms Support) Club of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake has plenty of collective wisdom about how to get food on the table quickly during hectic days for families.
 
Let's Eat! Food festivals to highlight Greek, Italian specialties

Let's Eat! Food festivals to highlight Greek, Italian specialties

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013
It’s time for culinary comfort — and pampering by Italian and Greek chefs. Two late summer traditions that feature dishes such as spanakopita and sausage and peppers will take place in Schenectady this weekend.
 
Celebrity chef to get to meat of the matter at Saratoga festival

Celebrity chef to get to meat of the matter at Saratoga festival

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013
For Zakary Pelaccio, it’s not enough to smell and taste good food.He has to see it first — and see it up close.
 
 

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