Category Archives: Something Else

This post is sponsored by… the FTC!

I’ve recently seen a number of disclaimers at the bottom of bloggers’ posts about specific products that go something like this: The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product … Continue reading

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Fish Sticks with Pineapple! [cue gag reflex]

Here’s another great link to check out, though maybe not after dinner. Vintage Recipe Cards reproduces the extremely unappetizing food photography of the 40s and 50s, then provides a text version of the recipe in case you want to try … Continue reading

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Keeping it real at Jones Dairy Farm

I had not had a high degree of awareness of Jones Dairy Farm prior to their inviting me to their 125th anniversary celebration at the Culinary Institute of America. But the time with the Jones folks turned me from an … Continue reading

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First look at a new food concept—Market Bistro in Latham, New York

We have a battle for the high end of the supermarket business in my corner of upstate New York—including Trader Joe, Healthy Living, Shoprite, Fresh Market and Whole Foods coming soon. Price Chopper, the dominant chain in the area, has … Continue reading

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This guy really knows how to work a buffet

On a recent trip to the Times Square area, I made good use of the Midtown Lunch advice on what places to patronize and avoid. While browsing, I ran across this very useful guide to beating the buffet. Zach Brooks, … Continue reading

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Thanks, Daily Meal!

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Who knew you could do this with a hot dog?

I’ve been saving up a bunch of tasty food-related links, mostly to other blogs. First up is Maida Heatter, a well-respected food writer from the 60s (I’ve got a couple of her cookbooks), who apparently had to pay the rent … Continue reading

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Jones Dairy Farm Scrapple reigns supreme at CIA Blogger Cookoff

Last weekend I journeyed to the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, at the invitation of the folks from Jones Dairy Farm. Jones has made a major commitment to the school, sponsoring a full Bachelor’s scholarship, funding a … Continue reading

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Win a cast iron skillet from Jones Dairy Farm!

This weekend I’ll be at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY for an event to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Jones Dairy Farm. Jones, which sponsors a scholarship there, is an old-fashioned, family-owned maker of breakfast meats. … Continue reading

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Live from the floor at Albany Wine & Food Festival

Get a room. That’s my advice if you are fortunate enough to have a ticket to the Grand Tasting or other sessions still to come at this remarkable event. I have never seen so many artisanal whiskeys (including one made … Continue reading

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