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February 2016

Valentine’s, Birthday, Hostess Gift, Any Celebration – Consider New York Wine

The "Vinifera Revolution" – a movement ignited by Dr. Konstantin Frank –  forever changed the course of wine growing in the Finger Lakes and ultimately the United States. For years, the Finger Lakes region was considered too cold for vinifera – grapes of European origin that create almost all the world's fine wines.

January 2016

Hickory Heroes

Getting the nut out is still done by hand today with no machinery yet available. Hickory nut cracking is becoming a lost art. Despite the difficulty of extraction, rural families still cherish the savory nut and chefs are recognizing hickory nut's attributes.

November 2015

Celebrate Tradition This Thanksgiving

Following traditions, the corn is hand-planted, hand-picked, hand-husked and braided, and hand-processed. Those working with the corn are to have “good mind,” meaning good and loving intentions, with this spirit passing into the corn and benefiting those who eat it.

October 2015

Hungarian Venison Stew*

*CONTEST WINNER: My father told me that to poach one of the Emperor's deer (or even his rabbits for that matter), could lead to the death sentence for the guilty party. Poaching the Emperor's wildlife was more serious than killing or harming a human being...especially of the peasant variety.

Crazy-Good and Very Healthy Coconut

The Sanskrit word for coconut can be roughly translated as “the food that sustains all life,” and the coconut palm is often referred to as the “tree of life.” Coconut speeds up metabolism, providing an immediate source of energy with fewer calories than other fats.

September 2015

Falling for Apples

“Man has been munching on apples for about 750,000 years, since food gatherers of early Paleolithic times discovered sour, wild crabapples growing in the forests in central Asia.” Eventually Egyptians planted apple orchards along the Nile, and Romans planted orchards in Britain.

August 2015

Naples, New York – Grape Pie Capital of the World

It’s an opportunity to sample everything grape – from table grapes to grape cookies, grape bars, grape tarts, grape bread, jams, juice, even grape ice cream and grape cotton candy.

July 2015

Summer and Mexican Food Fun

A taco is simply a meal in a tortilla, and, while traditional tacos typically involve slow cooked meats, you can put just about anything in a tortilla with delicious results. Fruit? Macaroni and cheese? Chinese food? Yes! Breakfast? Lunch? Dinner? Yes! Tacos have stuck around for so long because they’re creative, filling, and you can personalize them.

Helping with the Sun’s Healthy Gift – Vitamin D

Leading food sources for Vitamin D include lots of fish – cod liver oil leading the list. (Just proves once again your grandmother knew best.) If you can’t bear the gag factor you envision to downing cod liver oil, look to salmon, trout, white fish, mackerel, canned tuna in oil, herring, sardines and tilapia.

June 2015

Healthy Food at Home or On the Go

Mr. Food Test Kitchen teamed with the American Diabetes Association to offer more than 150 new, healthy and diabetes friendly recipes in the Guilt-Free Weeknight Favorites cookbook.  There’s a section on how to read nutrition labels, and a section on portion control with handy illustrations, such as 2 tablespoons of salad dressing equaling an ice cube, and a medium potato equaling a computer mouse.

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