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Local chefs update restaurants, menus

April 27, 2014 Maria Simone is the owner of Gianna’s Pizzeria Bar & Bistro. Simone was not at all what I expected. Young for a restaurant owner, Maria has many plans for her restaurant. more »»

Thinking about ‘Spirituality of Hospitality’

April 20, 2014 Last summer I spoke with my cousin, Marcia, who had just retired from teaching elementary school in the Bronx. Unbelievably, this retirement was a reluctant move for her. more »»

No-shows slow restaurants down

April 12, 2014 Heading out for the night, my friend cautioned me to make reservations. “Oh, they don’t take reservations,” I replied. “Boy, that annoys me,” she replied. more »»

Meet 4 more chefs before dinner event

April 6, 2014 Alan “Knobby” Knobloch and I have been friends for years, since the one day during my second year of teaching at Fulton-Montgomery Community College he arrived in my class. more »»

Chef brothers set to appear at dinner

March 30, 2014 I’ve been writing a bit about the chefs I have met. more »»

Not hard to find great chefs locally

March 23, 2014 When I started teaching the restaurant program at Fulton-Montgomery Community College some years ago, I needed a place for my students to practice real life catering. more »»

Watching Rachael Ray live in NYC

March 16, 2014 I am taking a break from my “Meet the Chef” series to tell you about a trip to see a chef that I didn’t actually meet. Recently, the phone rang. more »»

Chefs Lanzi, Rose cook with family

March 9, 2014 As I interview the chefs participating in the Soroptomists’ Celebrity Chef Dinner, I find they all have one thing very much in common: They all work very, very hard. more »»

Examining Latin American cuisine

March 2, 2014 Last week while we were visiting with friends in Siesta Key, Fla., we decided to eat out at a Latin restaurant. “What’s Latin?” one friend asked. “Mexican?” Well, not reall. more »»

Meet the chefs: From hotels to baking

February 23, 2014 Today we will meet some more chefs in the “Meet the Chef” series. It has been fun chatting with successful cooks and chefs in the are. more »»

Union Hall chefs past and present keep food creative

February 16, 2014 Kim Henck is the owner and chef of the historic Union Hall Inn in Johnstown. “I have always had a passion for food. As a child I was responsible for the desserts of the household,” he said. more »»

Treat chefs with kindness and love

February 9, 2014 Plan the menu, find the recipes, secure the food, arrange the order, prep the vegetables, assign the tasks, make the food, heat the food, cool the food, work out the timing, design each dish, serve... more »»

 
 

 

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