Tag Archives: Slow Food

Mesamérica 2014 – More Perspectives on Food in Mexico – Day Two

It is difficult in any field to be the first presenter of the day, but when the presentation takes place at a major international culinary congress it is even more so. Chefs, culinary media and aficionados who attend also like [...]

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Healthy Living – Just a Name or The Real Thing?

It won’t replace the local Farmers Markets. It isn’t designed to do that, but the new Healthy Living Market and Cafe at the Wilton Mall (yes, it is in a mall) just outside of Saratoga Springs, New York should make [...]

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The Colorful Glories of Arzak

While others were involved, including  such still well known chefs as Pedro Subijana and Karlos Arguiñano, no one has been more influential than Juan Mari Arzak in bringing contemporary cooking ideas and style to the Basque Country and the rest [...]

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Carlo Petrini at Eataly

For the second time in three days, I drove back and forth, about 4 hours each way, from my home in upstate New York to Manhattan to see and spend time with a person whom I admire. The first [...]

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Impressions of Eataly

The biggest problem with Eataly, the new omni-Italian food emporium on Madison Square park in NYC, is that it is too popular. I have now been there three times, A Sunday, a Thursday and most recently this past Saturday. [...]

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Community Spirit – The Annual Salem Courthouse Al Fresco Dinner

There are small towns and there are small towns. At their worst, they can be stifling and boring. At their best, they are a marvel of community with everyone banding together and showing a spirit and comradery that simply [...]

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Ramblings From Italy – Arrival in Milan

by Rocco Verrigni

John,Well, I made it home to Italy again. After 1/2 day of
recovering from a mild case of jet lag, I am off and running. I landed
in Milano at 6:00AM and went to a friend's house where I [...]

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Ramblings From Italy

My good friend, co-founding member and current President of the Slow Food Saratoga Region chapter and  culinary professor Rocco Verrigni of Schenectady Community College is currently in Italy for a few weeks re-exploring the country's gastronomy as well as [...]

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Slow Food Saratoga Region Pot Luck

The Slow Food Saratoga Region pot luck was a huge success. It was held at the beautiful farm of Suvir Saran and Charlie Burd in bucolic Washington County, N.Y. on a perfect early spring afternoon. See here for more [...]

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Choice Eats the Wrong Choice

 
It's not that there wasn't good food or drink or that it was all that expensive, but the 2nd Annual Choice Eats Event at the 69th Infantry Regimental Armory in NYC that was put on by The Village Voice, benefiting [...]

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