Table ready for country French cuisine

When it comes to food, Pascal Graff draws inspiration from his homeland. If you have visions of booking a table at Brasserie Le Bouchon during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, make reservations.

Swift to participate in Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

@Valley Table has released its Hudson Valley Restaurant Week list of participants for great dining March 11-24. Chef Brandon Collins will feature pre-fixe meals at Swift in Beacon. Learn more about the roundhouse of cuisine in my recent article on this Hudson Valley chef.

Watching your back with a look at 2012

How did life present itself to you in 2012? Watch your back . . . and recount memorable meals shared with friends and family. The Cookery marks five years at WordPress this weekend, and though I found myself limited in posting time (graduate studies finally completed), I was lucky to read favorites around the Web […]

Giving thanks during Food Allergy Awareness Week

It’s Food Allergy Awareness Week, and my thanks goes out to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network for their ongoing efforts to heighten awareness about food allergies. As a parent preparing food with food allergies in mind, it’s important to be informed and partner with others who prepare our food. We cook in often, but enjoy dining […]

Get fresh around the table

If you can’t walk the woods and gather fresh pine cones to get fresh around the table, freshen it up with cranberries. Add berries to candle holders, glass compotes, or your favorite crystal stemware. Get really fresh and embellish with a spray of evergreen, oranges and cloves.

Allergy friendly food outlets earn favor

Whenever we venture out with food in mind, we’re ready to navigate the needs of my son and his food allergies, and seem to receive a range of replies when seeking answers. Now that my son’s put on some big kid weight (topping the scales at 84 pounds) and outgrown a wheat allergy, I see a hungry boy who knows that […]

Cookbook receipt marks carrot soup recipes

Among the cookbooks I received that belonged to my late sister, I found a copy of Fields of Greens, New Vegetarian Recipes from the Celebrated Greens Restaurant by Annie Somerville. The inspiration of this recipe collection only gets better with the tiny scrap of history tucked into the pages. My sister purchased the cookbook way back in 1994, at […]

Good sense for plating your food

The American Institute for Cancer Research speaks up. That sounds like a sensible first step in guiding the runaway bus back on course. Regardless of the name spin, this concept– designed as a food portion suggestion–may help reduce cancer. Check out the AICR’s New American Plate, posted to encourage smarter choices at the table.

As for food . . . weekend recommendation from Austin’s Addie Broyles

Note to Austin locals: If you’re in town this weekend and able to check out the Texas Book Festival, consider today’s recommendation from Austin’s Addie Broyles to secure a seat at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the cooking tent to experience a little of the culinary wisdom of Lidia Bastianich. You may or may not recognize […]