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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The popularity of corned beef is an Irish-American thing, not an Irish thing.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Is it bread or cake? For most of us who like Irish soda bread and either bake or buy a loaf around St. Patrick’s Day, the answer is it’s bread of course. But according to the Society for the Preservation of Irish Soda Bread, we all might be eating cake. ...
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013
A Bonaventure alumnus fondly recalls Friday suppers
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013
In Southern California, avocados must be tumbling off the trees. At my Saratoga Springs supermarket, mountains of avocados have been available all winter at bargain prices.
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013
Lenten practices explain my aversion to fish sticks, my appreciation for toasted cheese sandwiches and my loyalty to ketchup.
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
In the old days, the day before Lent was the time to clean out the kitchen before the fasting began. Shrove Tuesday became known as pancake Tuesday, because by cooking up a mess of pancakes, people could use up all their eggs and milk, and a lot of other foods, ...
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013
Celebrity chef and talk show host Rachael Ray says whenever she’s back home — which is the Glens Falls-Lake George region — she always stops at Oscar’s Smoke House in Warrensburg.
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013
Love is in the air ... or is that the scent of panic?
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013
The book was a gift from an old friend and former colleague in Washington who thought I might find it useful, and he was right.
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013
The book is all about the beans.