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Cauliflower undergoing tasty transformation

Cauliflower undergoing tasty transformation

Truth be told, I was prepared to hate most efforts to transform cauliflower into something it wasn’t.

Anthony 'Toby' Strianese, longtime SCCC food instructor, recalled

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Anthony 'Toby' Strianese, longtime SCCC food instructor, recalled

The Strianese family could never go out to dinner without expecting to be stopped by someone Anthony “Toby” Strianese had affected.

Perreca’s Bakery in Schenectady launching online store

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Perreca’s Bakery in Schenectady launching online store

In the New Year, you'll have the option to order Perreca’s bread online and have it delivered to your home.

How to pair cheese with beer, whiskey or wine

How to pair cheese with beer, whiskey or wine

When alcohol and cheese meet, feel a chemistry and fall in love, it is a marriage made in heaven. And that’s what you want at your holiday party when you pair cheese with beer, whiskey or wine.

Chocolate maker: We were honest about remelted chocolate

Chocolate maker: We were honest about remelted chocolate

A scandal is roiling the world of fancy chocolate: Did two brothers misleadingly sell remelted chocolate and sprout beards to cultivate a hipster appeal?

Tasty, healthful appetizers perfect for holiday get-togethers

Tasty, healthful appetizers perfect for holiday get-togethers

Here’s the challenge: You want your food to be so delicious-looking that it makes everyone’s mouth water, but healthful enough that no one feels guilty about eating a ton.

Some like it hot! Cheesecake, that is. Trust us and try it!

Some like it hot! Cheesecake, that is. Trust us and try it!

Cheesecake is usually served cold. So brace yourself for something a little different.

Rethinking a classic French dish

Rethinking a classic French dish

Here, a classic French dish is rethought at the new Convivial, where chef Cedric Maupillier steams and slices the leeks before tossing them with mustard vinaigrette, then shapes the salad into a round cake on the plate.

Where’s the beef? On the yule table

Where’s the beef? On the yule table

It’s the malleability of Christmas dinner that can make it so challenging to plan. Which is to say, choice can be intimidating.

A taste of France — in Schenectady

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A taste of France — in Schenectady

There’s a new French restaurant opening at 707 Union St. that brings a little bit of France to Schenectady.

Cocoa offers warm comfort on chilly days

Cocoa offers warm comfort on chilly days

Growing up, my mother always encouraged her children to cook.

Make your own polar bear bars

Make your own polar bear bars

It’s cold, creamy and classic. Much like the bear it celebrates.

Johnny's deemed chili champion

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Johnny's deemed chili champion

Johnny’s was voted as having the best chili over nearly a dozen downtown Schenectady restaurants as part of the Chili Chowdown on Friday.

Sweet, savory variations on latkes for Hanukkah

Sweet, savory variations on latkes for Hanukkah

Around Hanukkah, we usually spend a lot of time thinking up new things to top our latkes with.

Schenectady prize chilis up for chowdown

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Schenectady prize chilis up for chowdown

Schenectady restaurants are participating in the first ever Chili Chowdown on Friday to show off their best chili recipes.

Costco: FDA tests point toward E. coli in salad vegetables

Costco: FDA tests point toward E. coli in salad vegetables

Testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, a Costco official said Wednesday.

Survey: Thanksgiving dinner costs 3 percent more this year

Survey: Thanksgiving dinner costs 3 percent more this year

A market basket survey by New York Farm Bureau volunteer shoppers finds a nearly 3 percent price increase for the average Thanksgiving Day dinner over last year's cost.

Beaujolais Nouveau arrives on traditional day

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Beaujolais Nouveau arrives on traditional day

Bottles of the seasonal Beaujolais Nouveau arrived Thursday at local wine and liquor stores.

Many things can go awry in the holiday kitchen, but most can be fixed

Many things can go awry in the holiday kitchen, but most can be fixed

If you’re planning to entertain at home this holiday season, you’d be wise to bear in mind the words of Julia Child: “Never apologize. Never Explain.”

Not feeding a crowd this Thanksgiving? Roast a turkey breast

Not feeding a crowd this Thanksgiving? Roast a turkey breast

Let's say that this year's Thanksgiving feast is going to be a more intimate affair than the usual cast of thousands, yet you still want turkey. It can be done.

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