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U.S. issues new dietary guidelines that will change the way you eat

U.S. issues new dietary guidelines that will change the way you eat

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016
In the first slate of nutritional recommendations it has issued since 2011, the federal government on Thursday gave health-conscious Americans the go-ahead to eat eggs and others foods rich in cholesterol, to drink as many as five cups of coffee daily, and to enjoy a range of fats long avoided by many.
 
Chipotle reports massive drop in sales -- and federal probe

Chipotle reports massive drop in sales -- and federal probe

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016
Last month, amid an E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants throughout the country, the popular fast-food chain warned that its business would suffer. But it didn't expect to bleed this much.
 
Make this a year to know beans

Make this a year to know beans

Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016
If you’re struggling to come up with meaningful resolutions for 2016 (eat less, floss more, hit the gym, that kind of thing), you could start by adding something simple to your diet — beans.
 

Hold the pad thai. Exotic choices abound.

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016
When Andy Ricker opened Pok Pok in Portland, Oregon, 10 years ago, he wanted to introduce Americans to Thai cuisine beyond the pad thai and green curries they were used to — introducing the more-nuanced cuisine he had found in his travels around Thailand.

 
Cauliflower undergoing tasty transformation

Cauliflower undergoing tasty transformation

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015
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

Monday, Dec. 28, 2015
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

Monday, Dec. 28, 2015
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

Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015
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

Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015
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

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015
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!

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015
Cheesecake is usually served cold. So brace yourself for something a little different.
 
Rethinking a classic French dish

Rethinking a classic French dish

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015
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

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015
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

Friday, Dec. 11, 2015
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

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015
Growing up, my mother always encouraged her children to cook.
 
 

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