Order up during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

If you’re remotely close to New York’s Hudson Valley, now’s the time to discover new and not-so-new restaurants offering tempting menus at prix fixe prices during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. I visited the sparkling-clean kitchen at Valley last week and caught up with the culinary team. Check in with Executive Chef Vin Mocarski at Valley […]

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.

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 […]

Beyond the plate with Thomas Keller

Chef Thomas Keller tells it like it is when he speaks about the physical demands of cooking with finesse. Here’s hoping his venture into magazine publishing pleases the palate with equal integrity.

Hot tip on tea

It’s nurturing to find a large serving of relaxation in a small cup of hot tea, made with pure leaves from my choosy tea supplier, and often lately the Tazo Calm herbal infusion from a teabag, otherwise known as the “filterbag/sachet” (your basic bag on a string). Smooth and lightly fragrant, one sachet of Calm easily stretches for two cups. The […]

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 […]

Tricia Downing serves it up at Littleton’s Melting Pot tonight

It seems as if we all get the chance to learn from obstacles in some capacity, but some of us face greater challenges than others and overcome them with grace and success. Tricia Downing lives up to this reality. From bike racer to injured athlete to motivational speaker and physically challenged athlete, Trish shows us the possibilities of […]

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 […]

Hummus dries up in Southwest Austin

We knew the owners were facing a make-or-break situation at Dimassi’s Southwest location in Austin, and unfortunately, we found a farewell notice on the doors of the restaurant when we arrived to take in a buffet meal this week. I’ll miss the convenient location as well as the hummus and Arabic music feeds. It’s back to making hummus if I want it […]