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The draft guidance to industry would cap the inorganic arsenic at 100 parts per billion, a level that most infant rice cereals already meet, or are close to meeting, the agency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

Bar-Risto set to open in Schenectady any day now

SCHENECTADY

Bar-Risto set to open in Schenectady any day now

Renovations are nearly complete at Marotta’s Bar-Risto and owner Chris Marotta he’ll be open for business this coming week.

New Thai restaurant bringing the heat

SCHENECTADY

New Thai restaurant bringing the heat

If you like what you eat at the Pho Queen, they’ll teach you how to cook it. The new Thai restaurant is planning to offer its first cooking class as it nears the anniversary of its first month in operation.

Herald of summer: Jumpin' Jacks opening day

SCOTIA

Herald of summer: Jumpin' Jacks opening day

Hamburgers were on the fire and rolls were on the counter at Jumpin’ Jack’s Drive-in restaurant in Scotia.

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.

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