Almanac

Almanac Weekly

My food column for Ulster Publishing’s Almanac—originally “Small Potatoes,” then “Taste”—celebrated its sixth anniversary on 14 Feb 2013.

7 November 2014: “The doyenne of desserts brings Baking Bible to Rhinebeck.”
6 November 2014: “Hudson Valley up-and-coming distilleries, microbreweries & cideries.”
25 September 2014: “Alice Waters visits the Hudson Valley.”
9 August 2013: “Culinary superman Francisco Migoya opens Hudson Chocolates in Poughkeepsie.”
21 July 2013: “Whitecliff Vineyard in Gardiner to host Bounty of the Hudson wine & food festival.”
28 June 2013: “The master of macaroni.” Gianni Scappin’s Pasta.
14 June 2013: “Some of my favorite Happy Hours in the mid-Hudson Valley.”
3 May 2013: “Kimchee by the DMV.” Café East in Kingston.
17 April 2013: “Fowl is fare.” Quattro’s Farm Store in Pleasant Valley.
13 April 2013: “On the Hudson Valley cheese trail.”
28 Feb 2013: “Fortnight for foodies.” Hudson Valley Restaurant Week returns.
13 Feb 2013: “Delicious energy.” Whey Beyond Bars of Wappingers Falls are delicious and nutritious.
1 Feb 2013: “Amanda Cohen brings her graphic novel cookbook to Rhinebeck.”
18 Jan 2013: “Reading with roots: Three essential Hudson Valley cookbooks.”
29 Dec 2012: “Megan’s Top Ten culinary experiences of 2012.”
27 Nov 2012: “Oliver Kita Great Estates.” Chocolatier Oliver Kita presents a selection of chocolate truffles inspired by the region’s majestic mansions.
12 Nov 2012: “Comfort food in a storm.” Tempest-born apple dumplings from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook.
25 Oct 2012: “Haven from the storm.” Julie Neely’s Haven Coffee and Espresso Bar in Middle Hope offers great breakfast, lunch, and homey desserts.
20 Sept 2012: “Beer, here.” State’s best brews to be showcased at Terrapin in Rhinebeck.
5 Sept 2012: “Burn, baby, burn.” Ignite your own kitchen inferno with homemade hot sauce.
24 Aug 2012: “Keegan’s limited-edition black beer to honor of 30th anniversary of CIA’s American Bounty.”
13 Aug 2012: “Highland’s Bad Seed Cider makes a drink beer lovers can respect.”
29 July 2012: “Grab-able gourmet.” Rhinebeck’s bluecashew to host book-signing with Eat with Your Hands author Zakary Pelaccio.
14 July 2012: “Bold as Brasserie 292.” Po-town eatery looks good, tastes even better.
7 July 2012: “Gunk Haus brings German cuisine & international beers to Clintondale.”
13 June 2012: “Summer fruit, makes me feel fine.” A paean to the local berry bounty, with prep ideas.
31 May 2012: “What’s shaking.” The Stockade Tavern is bringing old-school cool back to Uptown Kingston.
5 May 2012: “A festive fifth.” Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the mid-Hudson, con gusto.
17 May 2012: “Home Sweet Home.” Rebecca Miller Ffrench offers up old family recipes to evoke a delicious past.
19 April 2012: “Ian Knauer’s new cookbook.”
21 March 2012: “Finding fine vegan fare in the mid-Hudson Valley.”
29 Feb 2012: “Yum Yum Noodle Bar opens in Kingston.”
15 Feb 2012: “Why do you think they call it ‘romance’?” Valentine’s Day dinner at A Tavola in New Paltz.
2 Feb 2012: “Make these amazing Super Bowl wings.”
11 Jan 2012: “Bake your winter.” Tips to make your seasonal feel-good cooking even better.
28 Dec 2011: “#delicious.” Twitter feeds help local diners feed themselves.
7 Dec 2011: “You take Manhattan.” Lots of fantastic dining here in the Hudson Valley, without the schlep and big-city prices.
23 Nov 2011: “No-fuss Noël.” A few tips to make holiday hosting less stressful.
9 Nov 2011: “Small package, good things.” Business profile of the Matchbox Cafe in Rhinebeck, New York.
13 Oct 2011: “Say it ain’t so, John.” The DePuy Canal House closes its restaurant doors after 42 years and begins a new chapter.
29 Sept 2011: “Small wonders.” Moxie Cupcake in New Paltz offers baked morsels ranging from sweet to savory.
9 Sept 2011: “Under the Tuscan bun.” In which our intrepid food reporter eats her way through most of a regione of Italy.
17 Aug 2011: “Beer near here.” NYS Craft BeerFest at Terrapin Catering in Staatsburg was a showcase of superior suds.
20 July 2011: “Al fresco freshness.” Gardiner’s Phillies Bridge Farm hosts “Meal in the Field” July 30.
7 July 2011: “Saran raps.” An interview with Top Chef Masters’ Suvir Saran.
24 June 2011: “The Joy of cooking.” Pioneering vegetarian and octogenarian Joy Gross shares her recipes and tips in a new book.
9 June 2011: “The Tao of meat.” Fleisher’s new book lays bare butcher’s lore.
27 May 2011: “Grape expectations.” Fine Wine + Fine Art auction with Kevin Zraly to benefit Dorsky Museum.
11 May 2011: “Trial by CIA.” Jonathan Dixon dishes on life at Hyde Park’s formidable culinary school in new book Beaten, Seared and Sauced.
28 April 2011: “Spice is the variety of life.”
8 April 2011: “Inter-nosh-ional Twisted Soul in Poughkeepsie.” Twisted Soul Food Concepts is a haven for globetrotting gourmets.
23 March 2011: “Bringing fresh produce to the vulnerable.” Announcing Phillies Bridge’s sixth Farm to Families Benefit Dinner at Robibero Family Vineyards.
7 March 2011: “Fortuitous fortnight.” Hudson Valley Restaurant Week returns, boasting bargain prix-fixe meals at more than 150 area restaurants.
23 Feb 2011: “Thai one on.” Not unlike Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City, I am the occasional beneficiary of indulgences that belie a journalist’s salary.
28 Jan 2011: “In for the mill.” TuthillHouse at the Mill serves American country cooking and Italian-inspired dishes, refined dining with warmth.
7 Jan 2011: “Something in Commons.” If you weren’t born before this date in 1949, you won’t get a room at Vineyard Commons—but you can get a table.
29 Dec 2010: “Keep on wokking in the free world.” Norma Chang served up a trio of quick-fix Chinese dishes at the Kingston Library on Saturday, December 18.
24 Nov 2010: “Holiday dinner 911.” Tips, tricks, and fixes from culinary veterans John DeShetler and Ric Orlando.
12 Nov 2010: “Lidia Bastianich’s Italian Christmas.” An interview with chef, author, and restauranteur Lidia Bastianich.

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