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Chocolate clusters a delicious Valentine's Day treat

Chocolate clusters a delicious Valentine's Day treat

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
Sometimes it takes just a few simple ingredients to win my heart. That’s what fellow Southerner Ben Mims recently did. And he did it with candy.
 
Sesame coating adds nutrients to pork chops

Sesame coating adds nutrients to pork chops

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
Look for sesame seeds in the American diet and you’re most likely to find them as an edible decoration sprinkled on a hamburger bun. But the tiny ivory-colored seed may actually be one of the oldest condiments and one of the most nutritious seeds known to man.
 
Looking to make a healthy change? Fill up on broccoli

Looking to make a healthy change? Fill up on broccoli

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
Anyone else suffering the broccoli blues?
 
At work? Slow cooker has dinner covered

At work? Slow cooker has dinner covered

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
The office worker drags out the slow cooker and demands compliance. Her employees — beans, onion, celery, carrot and lamb — will prep early and put in a full day of slow braise.
 
Fast track chicken broth makes hearty soup

Fast track chicken broth makes hearty soup

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015
Though chicken soup is best rendered from whole bird, from carrots and turnips and celery, from bay leaf and dill frond, there is another way: water, onion, cutlet.
 
Elegant fare makes Malt Room shine
TROY

Elegant fare makes Malt Room shine

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
The Malt Room is a high-end cocktail bar with an abbreviated menu that changes weekly and features astonishingly good food.
 
You've pushed it off long enough! It's time to master crepes

You've pushed it off long enough! It's time to master crepes

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
In honor of Mardi Gras, try a fresh take on a classic New Orleans dessert — bananas Foster.
 
Simmering soups tempt palates at Saratoga's annual Chowderfest
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Simmering soups tempt palates at Saratoga's annual Chowderfest

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
This year, 90 restaurants and food stores are coming, including rookies 15 Church in Saratoga, Andy’s Adirondack Grille in Malta, Dock Brown’s Lakeside Tavern in Stillwater, Mingle in Saratoga and Alaturco Mediterranean Grill in Ballston Spa, among others
 
Creamy Syrian cheese forms basis of crusty breakfast sandwich

Creamy Syrian cheese forms basis of crusty breakfast sandwich

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015
I find it nearly impossible to escape from food. The subject pops up everywhere — in advertisements, in conversations. Recently, a pre-dawn airport trip left me eager to cook (and eat).
 
More people preparing and preserving their own food as ancestors did

More people preparing and preserving their own food as ancestors did

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015
Our grandparents and great-grandparents ate locally, seasonally and sustainably. But they had to in an age before modern supermarkets and jet transportation made a fresh tomato possible in January. Today people are willingly cooking, eating and preserving as their ancestors did for health, economy, flavor and DIY satisfaction.
 
Delicious duo: Butternut squash pairs with pasta

Delicious duo: Butternut squash pairs with pasta

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
In recent years, American chefs have become fond of tucking butternut squash puree into ravioli pillows, swirling it into soups and melting it into risotto.
 

Hybrid vegetables, more sour foods will be on tables in 2015

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
Food forecasters and culinary prognosticators have spoken.
 
Cozy Valente’s offers traditional Italian fare

Cozy Valente’s offers traditional Italian fare

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015
Valente’s in Watervliet is a good example of the many fine family-owned Italian restaurants we are so lucky to have in the Capital Region.
 
Don't fear the souffle

Don't fear the souffle

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
There’s this misconception that a souffle is so delicate it will collapse if you so much as look at it sideways.
 
A roe by any other name

A roe by any other name

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
Today, concerns about the environmental impact of Caspian fisheries — and one’s budget — call for greener (and more affordable) caviar options.
 
 

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