Taste

Upscale Yum Yum Noodle Shop opens in Uptown Kingston

As a restaurant reviewer, I observe an unrecorded rule: Avoid tangents about places other than the one under consideration. But my view of the new Yum Yum Noodle Shop at 275 Fair Street…

Tap into our local maple festivals

As this issue of Alm@nac goes to press, it’s Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras, known in some places as Pancake Day. Making flapjacks to use up all of a family’s supply of fat,…

Fall in love with Italian food again at New Paltz’s A Tavola

It takes hope – or gall – to pad into a popular restaurant at 6 p.m. on Valentine’s Day (observed) without reservations. Yet up the few stone steps we went, through the familiar…

Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch in Saugerties to benefit Family

Chocolate and romantic dancing are synonymous with Valentine’s Day, but at two upcoming events they also are being put in the service of a good cause. The Chocolate Lovers’ Brunch – held at…

Make these amazing Super Bowl wings

The Super Bowl has overtaken Thanksgiving as my favorite food holiday. It is too a holiday – doubly so this year, because the Giants are in it. Talk about your all-American smorgasbord: burgers,…

Gone to seed in the kitchen

There’s a whole world in a seed. When cooked into or sprinkled over a dish, they bring more to the party than a bit of crunch and color and a lot of nutrition….

Local Ingredient Chili Challenge in New Paltz this Saturday

What would it take to get you outdoors on a cold January afternoon? Skiing, sledding, skating, a good old-fashioned snowball fight? Ah, but ample snowfall isn’t something that we can rely upon anymore…

Seafood’s secrets for your own kitchen

We’re afraid of fish. Whether it’s the cost, the odor or the intimidation factor, many of us are afraid to buy and cook it. So we leave it to restaurant chefs and pay…

Bake your winter

My picture-postcard White Christmas dream got dashed. (A White Halloween was little retrospective consolation.) Come on, Winter: Cloak this ground in immaculate white, fluffy flakes competing for airspace with perfect, graduated steam puffs…

Ring in the Russian New Year this Saturday in Rosendale

The Russian New Year, based on the old Julian Calendar still followed by the Russian Orthodox Church, takes place this Saturday, January 14. For most who can follow Cyrillic script, this isn’t an…

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