Fresh fish comes to Eldred

ELDRED, NY — The Chiocchi family has always loved its seafood. And they are all about sharing that love. With the grand opening on Saturday, March 30, of Nikki C’s Seafood and Catering, …
Kim's Kitchen
“Would you be interested in making a life-sized mounted deer cake for my hunting camp’s one-hundredth anniversary?” I’ve had many an offbeat conversation with my friend …
Sweet, smoky briskets just want to be sliced and eaten..

St. Pat’s past-rami

Tuesday, March 26
They say everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you agree with that adage or not, I’ve yet to meet someone …
Fresh salmon carpaccio with chives, dill and capers

Carpaccio—raw what?

Tuesday, March 26
My sister Janet and I have found that we are the perfect traveling companions. This cannot be said of just anyone. My first trip to …
It's good enough.

Good-enough goulash

Tuesday, February 20
Our family has been battling the sickness lately—influenza type B for those curious. Apparently it’s been going around lately and …
Nine Cakes Bakery is introducing a line of jams.

Nine Cakes to launch jams

Tuesday, February 20
HUDSON, NY — Nine Cakes Bakery is launching a line of mouthwatering jams this spring. On March 10, Nine Cakes will hold a tasting …
What's going on in cabbage science?

Cabbage board to meet

Wednesday, January 31
GENEVA, NY — In compliance with the Open Meetings Law, the Cabbage Research and Development Program Advisory Board gives notice that …

My wife makes a lovely Alfredo sauce from scratch that is truly a delight whenever it graces our dinner table. That being said, for some reason we keep buying lots of jars of the stuff and have found …

Food stories from around the web

6 Spring Break Feel-Good Essentials

(BPT) - Sunsweet prunes are the feel-good addition to spring break. From fueling your adventures to supporting energy levels throughout the day and helping you recover from fun, prunes are there to …

(BPT) - You may have heard of "-core" trends that center around a specific niche, like cottagecore (accessorizing your home like a lake house) or balletcore (a style that emphasizes elegance, ballet …

(Family Features) From fajitas and tacos to everything in between, fueling your Cinco de Mayo fiesta starts with delicious food that brings everyone to the table.
It’s late in July 1969 when farmer Max Yasgur, 49, agrees to allow the Aquarian Exposition—better known as the Woodstock Music and Art Fair—to happen on his property in Bethel, NY. …
Good eats, bad boyfriend By JUDE WATERSTON Some years ago, I had a boyfriend named Gene. Once we were dating, I realized he was an odd bird: tense, awkward, and ill at ease in public. Before we …
There’s a special cookie for any self-respecting baker out there. One that means a little more to them because of where they first learned to bake it or who they baked it with.  …
“Hey! Would you consider doing a Sip and Paint class over at Pelkey’s Tavern?”  The question came from Shannon, a friend of mine who regularly attends my Sip and Paint …
I went to the High School of Art and Design, a few blocks from Central Park in mid-town Manhattan. It was the ‘70s, and some of the best years of my life.  As far as I’m …
Way back yonder in the month of October—you know, a century ago—my wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary.  As per natural courtship rituals, it was upon my shoulders as …
Make these musical instrument cake toppers

I’m pretty sure that everyone in the world loves music in some way, shape or form. I know I do. Early on in my life, I wanted to play the drums. But my father, being of a certain age from …

Hot stuff

This coming fall will be our 10th visit to Mexico. My sister Janet and I have been to Mexico City, Puebla and Oaxaca; Oaxaca is our longest stay in one place.  We eat out a lot. Not all …

Thanksgiving is a cherished time when families come together and the kitchen becomes the heart of the home. Let's have a look at some traditions with these classic Thanksgiving foods that have stood …
I fondly remember my mom’s thick, juicy, bone-in pork chops. The bit of fat clinging to the edges would get crisp and crunchy. We always had her homemade applesauce with the chops. That meal …
By the time you read this, another Halloween will be lurking in the shadows right around the corner. And chances are, you’ll have some time and/or money invested in preparing for it, because, …
So if you read my outdoor article last month titled “Fundamental Foraging,” you would know my boys and I recently came into a good supply of mushrooms harvested from a tree near our …
Bad for you?

GRAND FORKS, ND — Scientists have demonstrated that you could possibly have a healthy diet and eat ultra-processed food too. The researchers work for the USDA Agricultural Research …

A great way to get your all-important dairy

WAYNE COUNTY, PA — June is National Dairy Month! We celebrate this month to honor all of the hard-working dairy farmers in the community, in the state and in the nation.  These …

Home food preservation

HONESDALE, PA. — Penn State Extension will offer “Home Food Preservation: Hands-On Jams and Jellies Training” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 10 at the Penn State Extension …
the food out here

Veggie pizza

Given that we’re veggie farmers, it’s been on my mind to develop a greater appreciation for eating vegetables.  After all, who trusts a banker who doesn’t have a savings …

Catskill Brewery wins gold and bronze at state craft beer competition

ALBANY, NY — Catskill Brewery has medaled in two categories at the 2023 New York State Craft Beer Competition. The competition is presented by the New York State Brewers Association and is …

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kim’s kitchen

Make these peanut butter chocolate cake morsels

“How did you get on TV?” It’s a question I’m asked a lot. The fact is, I was tapped to be on my first competitive Food Network TV show—Sugardome—practically …
the food out here

In a kitchen far far away

I try very hard not to burn anything when I’m cooking, unless it’s a rare circumstance where that is actually desired for some reason. But for the most part, I’m not one of those …

To a large degree, it is true we eat with our eyes. The visual appeal of what is placed before us at a meal has a major impact on our appetites. Plating and presentation are practiced arts, used …

We’ve been trapped in a house of sick kids and a spouse for the last few weeks, and there were a few functions that we would have otherwise been all too thrilled to attend.  Despite our …
Make this candy surprise bunny  Anybody who knows me knows that I love animals.  True, a few of them don’t love me—I have really bad allergies to most dogs. And …

I have a singular memory from many years ago: one morning, I left my apartment near Washington Square Park, and headed toward Bleecker Street to get some crusty, freshly baked bread at the …

“Pizza is not a dinner food,” my father, Jack I. Simons, decreed. “Pizza is a snack!” As anyone who knew my father can tell you, he was an honorable man—and one of …
I like corn. It’s about as American a staple as I can think of when it comes to U.S.-produced food. With as much sweet corn as we go through each summer, it’s something we always have an …

When the raw food movement gained popularity a couple of decades ago, I was not sold. Who finds comfort in the midst of a bitter-cold winter eating uncooked kale? We had a friend who plunged …

I’m often asked how I got into making cakes and competing on TV. The short answer is that, back in about 2010, I was watching a cake show and thought, “I can do that!” I abused …
I’ve had meatloaf for many of my birthdays over the years. When I was a kid, it was one of the best things my mom made me, thus it was requested several times. When I got older and got hitched …