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Food Forum

A Daily Gazette life blog
News, recipes and ideas
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Swedish pancakes roll up around many types of fillings

When my friend came home from a year in Sweden, she brought Swedish pancakes with her.
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

These kids love vegetables from garden

Some people have rabbits and woodchucks sneaking around backyard carrot, green bean and broccoli patches. My friend Betsy has two rascals who make regular visits to her Niskayuna garden.
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

Kale soup, enjoyed in New Bedford, offers taste of Portugal

If you are a food adventurer, it’s time to sail beyond the fried clams, lobster and stuffed quahogs.
All you have to do is take a short detour to New Bedford, Mass.
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

Italian, German touches give potato salad fresh new taste

But now, the revelation has come. And so has inspiration from Italy and Germany. My new summer potato side dishes have dropped mayo from the cast and promoted vinegar and olive oil to starring roles. The result is a tangy and lighter-tasting potato salad.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Roasting brings out deep flavors of vegetables

Mid-summer and vegetables are at the height of flavor and freshness.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Chard on the table

Chard comes in all kinds of beautiful colors — yellow, pink, bright red — and tastes best when young.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Care for some mint?

Strawberry season is almost over at my small Albany garden.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Learning to love asparagus

I’ve never been an asparagus fan. I’ve always found the long greens kind of tough and sort of tasteless. But my friend Betsy has persuaded asparagus — with assists from cheese and prosciutto — to become a tasty little dish.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Bragg liquid soy with amino acids enhances flavor

Bragg Liquid Aminos has been in my kitchen cupboard since the early 1990s, when the late, great Gazette food writer Carole Desjardins gave me my first bottle.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Fresh chives add flavor, fiber and zip

Chives grow well with very little care, and they are just about invincible.

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