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Chatting with celebrity cook Rachael Ray

Chatting with celebrity cook Rachael Ray

Back in the 1980s, when Rachael Ray was a student at Lake George Junior-Senior High School, she didn’t spend her summer days sunbathing and swimming. She was too busy working.

Let your kids use sharp knives and hot stoves

Let your kids use sharp knives and hot stoves

Seven ways we can get a grip on our fears or controlling behaviors and inspire our kids to cook instead.

Greenmarket returns to outdoor location

SCHENECTADY

Greenmarket returns to outdoor location

The Schenectady Greenmarket is back outdoors — and vendors and customers are thrilled, even if the weather wasn’t helping Sunday.

Cracker Jack replaces beloved plastic toys with QR codes and a 'mobile experience'

Cracker Jack replaces beloved plastic toys with QR codes and a 'mobile experience'

Instead, you find a QR code, and realize not even Cracker Jack could escape those millennials.

Walt Whitman promoted a paleo diet. Who knew?

Walt Whitman promoted a paleo diet. Who knew?

“Let the main part of the diet be meat, to the exclusion of all else,” Whitman wrote, sounding more than a little paleo.

Cornells getting ‘fresh start’ while embracing its past

SCHENECTADY

Cornells getting ‘fresh start’ while embracing its past

A landmark Schenectady restaurant is preparing to reopen after a whirlwind renovation and rebranding.

Vegan mac 'n’ cheese competition yields (n)oodles of recipes

Vegan mac 'n’ cheese competition yields (n)oodles of recipes

When the organizers of a vegan macaroni-and-cheese contest in Baltimore in February sent instructions to contestants, they suggested bringing enough samples to feed a crowd of 500 people. Instead, “we stopped counting at 1,000,” said an organizer.

Items imported from Italy showcased at Market 32 event

CLIFTON PARK

Items imported from Italy showcased at Market 32 event

Six months after launching a partnership with the Italian government, the Golub Corp. displayed the results today at its Market 32 supermarket in Clifton Park: Close to a thousand different imported Italian items on the shelves and a variety of freshly cooked delicacies in the test kitchen.

Spa City Farmers Market creating monthly Vintage Faire

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Spa City Farmers Market creating monthly Vintage Faire

The 4-year-old Spa City Farmers Market will be launching a new venture this spring, a once-a-month Saturday market that will feature craft vendors as well as the products of farmers.

Why edible rainbows have taken over the Internet

Why edible rainbows have taken over the Internet

Food coloring isn't just for layer cakes anymore. Pizza?

Brisket, charoset style, deliciously combines two Passover favorites

Brisket, charoset style, deliciously combines two Passover favorites

If “Fiddler on the Roof” taught us anything, it is that the practice of Judaism depends heavily on tradition.

Petta’s Restaurant, a Schenectady  ‘institution,’ sold to church

SCHENECTADY

Petta’s Restaurant, a Schenectady ‘institution,’ sold to church

After 65 years as a popular Schenectady eatery, Petta’s Restaurant will soon serve its last supper.

Schenectady Greenmarket ready to step outside

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Greenmarket ready to step outside

Spring is here and the Schenectady Greenmarket is getting ready to move outdoors after a winter spent in Proctors.

One of these is the Cronut, the other is food plagiarism - and you can't stop it

One of these is the Cronut, the other is food plagiarism - and you can't stop it

But the hottest food trend of the past five years may be copycatting. Call it food plagiarism.

Golub products get new PICS label

SCHENECTADY

Golub products get new PICS label

As it creates a new identity for its supermarkets, Schenectady-based Golub Corp. is adding a new line of store-brand products: PICS.

Do-it-yourself halloumi is a flavorful cheese that squeaks

Do-it-yourself halloumi is a flavorful cheese that squeaks

When I’m asked why I make my own jam, pickles, cheese or bacon, the first reason that comes to mind is: It’s more delicious. But it’s also plain old fun, and a little bit of magic.

NYC bakery's carrot cakes travel the world

NYC bakery's carrot cakes travel the world

Campbell-Adams — or “the carrot cake lady,” as she is known to many of her fans — is the owner of Lloyd’s Carrot Cake, a family business that churns out about 1,000 cakes and dozens of cupcakes and muffins every week, all from a tiny kitchen just across from Van Cortlandt Park in the Riverdale neighborhood. Look for the light-up sign with the dancing carrot.

U.S. diets go downhill at age 1

U.S. diets go downhill at age 1

The first few months of a child's life are a glorious - and healthful - time for eating.

An experimental baker can succeed by knowing the rules, before breaking them

An experimental baker can succeed by knowing the rules, before breaking them

For years, improvising has been my approach to cooking. For the most part, it has worked. Except for when I bake.

Infant rice cereal has inorganic arsenic. The FDA wants to limit it.

The draft guidance to industry would cap the inorganic arsenic at 100 parts per billion, a level that most infant rice cereals already meet, or are close to meeting, the agency said.

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