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Crème de la Crème

by Ari LeVaux December 5, 2014


  The French didn’t earn a reputation for culinary sensibility by accident. One example that comes to mind this time of year—and one in which eggnog lovers might be especially interested—is the French attitude toward Crème Anglaise. Namely, ...

A Little Bit on the Sides

by B.A. Nilsson November 26, 2014


  Buttery mashed potatoes. Creamed pearl onions. Sweet potatoes with brown sugar. And butter. And even, heaven help us, marshmallows. Which doesn’t even get us to dessert. Thanksgiving has the impressive ability to swab the most ordinary ...

Try This at Home

by The Staff November 20, 2014


  Figgy Pudding Ric Orlando, New World Bistro Bar 300 Delaware Ave., Albany, 694 -0520 Serves 8-plus Ingredients: 1¾ cups buttermilk 12 ounces dried Calimyrna figs, coarsely chopped 1½ cups white whole-wheat flour (such as King Arthur®) 1 cup white sugar 2½ teaspoons baking powder 1 ...

Lovin’ in the Oven

by Stephen Leon November 20, 2014


    Debbie Klauber’s home kitchen looks like it could be in the back of a restaurant. It’s a wide room with copper and stainless-steel countertops, a 10-burner gas stove, two wall ovens, a refrigerator, an antique ...


Please Pass the Pheasant

by B.A. Nilsson November 20, 2014


  Back in the unenlightened ’60s, we elementary-school wretches celebrated the run-up to Thanksgiving by collecting dying leaves, cutting endless amounts of corn ears and turkey tails out of colorful cardboard, and most annoying of all, ...

Enjoy the Day

by The Staff November 15, 2012


By Amy Halloran, Stephen Leon, Darryl McGrath and B.A. Nilsson   Pie Crust Made Easy This is the time of year when celebrity chefs, food writers and home decorating mavens share pie crust recipes with their readers, often ...

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