Kim's Kitchen
I have always loved birds—raptors, in particular. When I see a hawk in flight, I know I’m going to have a good day. I have also always been proud of where I come from—Liberty, …
Simple Fare
Neither my mother nor my father has any recollection of a ham-custard-noodle casserole from my childhood. But I do. The dish was a simple one. It had thin egg noodles with shredded ham that was …
One of the favorite questions in our household is “Do you have any thoughts for dinner?” Generally, the answer lies in what might be leftover in the fridge that can be reconstructed, as …
7 historic dishes born from tough times that you can make at home

Suzanne, a friend at Las Mariposas, our hotel in Oaxaca, Mexico, suggested we take a trip to Etla one Wednesday. It was market day, and she knew I was a market devotee. There was further incentive to …

Katie Corcoran, left, Sandy Rickard, Lisa Corcoran and Nicole Curtis help hand out groceries outside of the Lakeside Elementary School.

Food, relief, community

Tuesday, May 26
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — This past month, Wayne County banded together in an effort to keep its residents from going hungry during the …
Bethel Creamery produces minimally processed, kosher organic milk, rich “Icelandic skyr” yogurt and Greek yogurt at their growing dairy operation, Bethel Creamery, situated on their 135-acre farm in Swan Lake, NY.

Bethel Creamery joins Nourish New York Initiative and more

Tuesday, May 26
What's going on in food and farming May 28 to June 3
You might just fall in love with your edible art project and not want to eat it.

Make this psychedelic, edible elephant

Tuesday, May 26
Since I got into the competitive cake world in 2010, I have been amazed at the technological advances that have been made in edible …
These puff pastry spinach and feta triangles, served with cucumber yogurt tzitiki sauce, are typically reserved for when I’m expecting guests.

Cooking in a crisis

Tuesday, May 26
I despise wagon wheel pasta and have no idea why children are drawn to it. Ziti, as opposed to penne, isn’t for me, either—no …

Treat yourself to a meal out that’s in

Tuesday, April 21
The restaurant business has never been easy. And now it is made more perilous as people are eating at home more. (A lot more.) In …
It’s safe to say that this past month has been a challenge. I hope everyone reading this is safe and making the best of the situation. If you’re one of those people who is considered …
On many occasions over the past three months in Oaxaca, Mexico, I thought of what I might write for The River Reporter when I returned home at the end of March. Would it be about the one-day cooking …
One of the many blessings of living in a rural area is the ability to purchase locally sourced meat and food products. For those looking to secure their meat supply locally, the best places to start …
BARRYVILLE, NY B.V.H Sports Bar, curbside pick-up | 845/557-9903, www.facebook.com/bvhsportsbar  BEACH LAKE, PA Country Café & Pizzeria, take-out only | 570/729-0004, …
I admit I’m drawn to kitchen gadgets. I don’t mean machines like pasta makers, food processors, bread bakers, crock pots and the like. I’m talking about the strange little gizmos …
I’ve been active in the competitive Cake World for more than 10 years now, but there is one confection that just seems to bring more joy to people than anything else: the cookie. It makes …
Mise en place

When I was a teenager, I always enjoyed being invited to my best friend’s home for dinner. Kate’s mom was an innovative cook, and it was in her dining room, in 1979, that I first had …

Under the weather

Is your body all achy? Do you feel fatigued to the point where simply standing up feels like a chore? And when you are upright, is your head pounding mercilessly? Are you feverish and find yourself …

The holidays are a time of rituals. Relatives who live far apart travel to be with family, gifts are given, hours are spent planning and preparing special food, and toasts and blessings are made …
Usually pajama parties take place at night with young girls staying up late, giggling, whispering, discussing boys and eating junk food. When I discovered that the temperature on Thanksgiving Day was …
I was 22 years old, living in a one room studio apartment in Greenwich Village, and unemployed. My kitchen was comprised of miniature versions of appliances that fit snugly against a small wall. The fridge, which was under the counter, had a solid metal door, leaving precious little room for necessities like condiments, milk and cheese. It had a tiny space for two ice cube trays; that was my freezer. 
KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY — Back in May, James Loney took over a small ice cream parlor. The summer flew by so quickly he didn’t find the time to host an official opening to welcome the new …

The Googling gourmet

In the early 1980s, I was in an odd phase of my work life and found myself secretary to the head of the art department at New York University. Sometimes we were busy, but when we weren’t, I …