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Best Food and Recipe Related Websites and Blogs

Irish Soda Bread, Lick my Spoon
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Let’s face it, there are so many food and recipe websites out there that it makes it difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for when you don’t have much time to scour the Internet. To make your job a little easier, we’ve scoured the Internet searching for our top picks of the best food [...]

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Best Places for Maple Sugaring/Syrup in Upstate NY & the Adirondacks

Maple Syrup Upstate NY & Adirondacks
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Maple Sugaring Season: Best Sugar Houses, Farms & Maple Syrup in Upstate NY & the Adirondacks It’s that time of year again—time to take advantage of the not quite spring/not quite winter temperatures and tap into (pun intended) one of the most delicious natural treats available to us. Made from the sap of sugar maple, [...]

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It’s Not Just for Breakfast: Reinventing the Waffle

The Return of the Waffle
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I recently went on a mini-vacation to a city in upstate New York. Whenever I stay in cities I’ve never stayed in before, my favorite part of the trip is trying all the unique restaurants the different neighborhoods have to offer. Sometimes I even make an itinerary based on places I want to eat. While [...]

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Italian Specialty Items: Where to Find Them in Schenectady

Perreca's, Schenectady
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Foreign specialty foods are often hard to come by unless you know where to look. While major grocery stores such as Hannaford and Price Chopper are starting to feature special aisles with unique ethnic selections, most of the really obscure ingredients seen on your favorite cooking shows or food blogs are still sold only in [...]

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Healthy Alternatives to the Usual New Year’s Eve Fare

A Pomegranate
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When it comes to food, most holidays are all about tradition. Thanksgiving has turkey, squash, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. Christmas lays claim to lasagna, ham, and every cookie imaginable. Hanukkah celebrations feature latkas, doughnuts, and brisket. But the one holiday that is always unpredictable is New Year’s Eve. While most people tend to [...]

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A Regional Guide to Going Gluten Free

Gluten-Free
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I first learned about the existence of gluten intolerance when a close friend’s father was diagnosed as having one. The most striking aspect for me was the difficulty he had finding foods he could eat. It seemed like one of the worst fates ever: no bread, pasta, or cookies allowed! But with the rise of [...]

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Some Helpful Tips for Pairing Food and Wine

Food and Wine Pairing
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The holidays are just around the corner, as are the inevitable traffic jams and long lines, but it’s also a time for those wonderful home and office parties. A common question people ask is: What’s the best wine that goes with (insert food item here)? The standard we’ve been brought up with is red wine [...]

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Cast Aside your Opinions of Cabbage: Verdesa is a Unique, Healthy Dish

A Curly Cabbage
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Cooked cabbage. When most people hear this phrase they cringe at the thought of an unpleasant smell and green slop on a dish. But there is one way to prepare cabbage that changed my mind about it forever. My grandmother calls the dish “verdesa” (pronounced “verds”) which translates roughly to “greens” in Italian. A slightly [...]

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Culinary Delights from Around the World at the 20th Annual International Cuisine Dinner and Auction in Glens Falls

World Awareness Children Museum, 20th Annual International Cuisine Dinner and Auction
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For fans of ethnic cuisine, the World Awareness Children Museum’s 20th Annual International Cuisine Dinner and Auction will be the place to be on Sunday, October 24th. Thirty of the Lake George area’s best restaurants will converge on the Fort William Henry Conference Center for an evening of exotic fine dining. In addition to the [...]

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Ya like Zombies? Then the Zombie Prom at Bettie’s Cupcakes in Saratoga is the Place to Be

Zombie Prom, Betties Cupcakes, saratoga
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Looking for something exciting to do for Halloween this year? Then you’re in for a treat as one of the most unique events on the block is the Zombie Prom at Bettie’s Cupcakes in Saratoga Springs. On October 22nd from 7pm to 10pm, an abundance of cupcakes, dancing, singing, and games will all take on [...]

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