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Variety is the slice of life

Variety is the slice of life

What difference could a little guacamole make? Quite a lot, actually.

'American food' is changing. And that's a good thing.

'American food' is changing. And that's a good thing.

These days, American diners are expert in devouring kebabs, pho and pupusas at the plastic-tablecloth-covered tables of suburban strip-mall eateries. And New York University food studies associate professor Krishnendu Ray has been poking around in the back of the house, probing for a deeper understanding of the hopes and experiences of the cooks and owners behind those immigrant-run restaurants.

Complex whiskey flavors are a hit with the hip crowd

Complex whiskey flavors are a hit with the hip crowd

Times have changed, and the new philosophy that has revolutionized food, beer and wine — let’s called it gourmet-ization — has swept through whiskey’s formerly staid ranks.

This Easter, try new flavors of spring

This Easter, try new flavors of spring

The holiday’s breakfasts, brunches and afternoon meals afford lots of opportunities to try spring dishes that are new to you. Here are some of our favorites from the season’s crop of cookbooks.

Capital Region microbreweries boast great beer, family atmosphere

CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region microbreweries boast great beer, family atmosphere

The success of Wolf Hollow Brewery and Green Wolf Brewing, among other local establishments, demonstrates that there’s a healthy appetite for locally made beer — and places to drink it — in smaller, slightly off-the-beaten path locales.

Mallozzis to feed casino crowd

SCHENECTADY

Mallozzis to feed casino crowd

Schenectady’s new casino will feature two well-known restaurants — Johnny’s and Villa Italia.

Mail-order meal boxes deliver ingredients, let you cook from scratch

Mail-order meal boxes deliver ingredients, let you cook from scratch

Meal-prep subscription boxes, which deliver all the makings of a fabulous dinner to your doorstep, are growing in popularity for a reason. Not only do they take the guesswork out of that dreaded what’s-for-dinner question, but they also do most of the grunt work.

The wine will flow at Proctors tasting festival

SCHENECTADY

The wine will flow at Proctors tasting festival

Wine lovers will be able to sample their favorite red, white and sparkling wines at the annual Capital Region Wine Festival at Proctors on Saturday.

Schenectady's Restaurant Week deemed rousing success

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady's Restaurant Week deemed rousing success

The 11th annual Schenectady Restaurant Week was the most successful yet.

Classic sandwiches with a modern twist

Classic sandwiches with a modern twist

The story goes that John Montagu was such an inveterate gambler that he did not want to leave the gaming tables even to eat. So he called for meat to be brought to him between two slices of bread; that way, he could eat at the table and keep his fingers clean, thus saving the cards.

Guilderland baker opens gluten-free sweets shop

GUILDERLAND

Guilderland baker opens gluten-free sweets shop

Jessica Smith is living the dream — and happily, now that she’s modified the ingredients of that dream.

Foolproof advice for building a better breakfast sandwich

Foolproof advice for building a better breakfast sandwich

Today, finally, just what you’ve all been waiting for: a philosophical treatise on breakfast sandwiches.

Restaurant Spa City Trifecta is closing

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Restaurant Spa City Trifecta is closing

One of Saratoga Springs’ newest restaurants is shutting down this week, unable to use a key piece of its cooking equipment.

Spencers hope new owner will maintain quality of Palatine Cheese

Spencers hope new owner will maintain quality of Palatine Cheese

Earl Spencer talks about the award-winning cheese varieties and how quality was maintained at the company that he and wife Carol ran in Nelliston, Montgomery County.

Southern comfort food draws patrons to YaYa's House

SCHENECTADY

Southern comfort food draws patrons to YaYa's House

The classic advice to would-be novelists is “write what you know.” Amanda Thompson is finding the same general idea works pretty well for restaurateurs, too, as is the case with her new "YaYa's House."

An afternoon tea will ease farewell to ‘Downton Abbey’

An afternoon tea will ease farewell to ‘Downton Abbey’

We thought it would be fun to offer a do-it-yourself afternoon tea for your final episode viewing party on March 6.

Is this the perfect chocolate cake?

Is this the perfect chocolate cake?

Chocolate cake perfection once was mine. Then I lost the recipe.

Three easy ways to add delicious variety to Lenten seafood dishes

Three easy ways to add delicious variety to Lenten seafood dishes

It’s Lent, which means it’s time to renew your love affair with fish, be it broiled, baked, steamed or fried.

Valentine's Day recipe: A sumptuous breakfast, straight from the heart

Valentine's Day recipe: A sumptuous breakfast, straight from the heart

What I like best about Valentine's Day is that it gives me an excuse to make these sumptuous chocolate pancakes for breakfast.

The mystery ingredient in these waffles makes my kids giggle

The mystery ingredient in these waffles makes my kids giggle

Cauliflower waffles!

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