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ONLINE — Catskill Mountainkeeper is hosting an essential conversation with farmers and activists about regional solutions for transforming our food system in New York State on Monday, June 29 … more
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, … more
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 … more
WAYNE COUNTY, PA — This past month, Wayne County banded together in an effort to keep its residents from going hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic. Named the Wayne County Food Relief Fund, … more
What's going on in food and farming May 28 to June 3 more
Since I got into the competitive cake world in 2010, I have been amazed at the technological advances that have been made in edible art. A wide variety of new, mind-blowing products have been … more
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 ridges to hold the sauce. And traditional elbow macaroni … more
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 hope of inspiring our readers to support local restaurants and … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
BARRYVILLE, NY B.V.H Sports Bar, curbside pick-up | 845/557-9903,  BEACH LAKE, PA Country Café & Pizzeria, take-out only | 570/729-0004, … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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.  more
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