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Food Forum

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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.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mushroom gravy to the rescue

The middle-school boy can be a fussy eater. Big surprise, right? But he loves mushrooms.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Onion-bacon-cheddar sliders are decadently delicious

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Or maybe not.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Stuffed peppers come in many variations

It’s been a while since I had my DeWitt Cafeteria favorite, the Thursday night special — stuffed peppers.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Butter lambs are Polish Easter tradition

"Do you have any butter lambs?” When I called the Schenectady meat store, the woman who answered knew exactly what I wanted.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Reuben sandwich not a daunting task

Reuben sandwiches are now on the schedule at my Albany stronghold.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

French Onion Soup simple, satisfying

After a day in the cool April air, how about a nice bowl of French Onion Soup?
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Grits make hearty breakfast, dinner

When I was growing up, hot cereal referred to something white in a box — cream of wheat or cream of rice — or maybe oatmeal. Then I met the South. My husband grew up in southern Florida, and he introduced me to the cereal of his childhood: grits.

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