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    Zoom Cooking, DIY Pizza, Riverhead Farmers Market

    The East End Food Institute has announced the grand reopening of the Riverhead Farmers Market at the former Homeside Florist and Garden Center, specifically 139 Main Road in Riverhead. To celebrate local farms and producers, they’ll launch on Small Business Saturday, November 27, and the market will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekly through April 30, 2022. For the first time, the market will accept SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) and will also partner with Field & Fork Network, a Buffalo-based nonprofit that has expanded the Double Up Food Bucks program across New York. If you’re   Read More

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    Rooted In Foods | Comforting casseroles | Food & Cooking

    Borrowed from French cuisine, cooking “en casserole” started to gain popularity in the U.S. shortly after the turn of the 19th century. A 1907 San Francisco Call newspaper article called this cooking method “simple” and “economical,” which may be why the casserole has remained a favorite over many generations. Traditionally, the term casserole referred to the porous earthenware dish in which food was cooked. Early U.S. casseroles dishes were rough on the outside and glazed on the inside which often resulted in a reddish interior. A stubby handle was part of the casserole, allowing for easier transport to a dining   Read More

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    Cooking for the holidays? Here are 15 tips to an eco-friendly meal

    The holidays can be rough on the environment. From turkey day to New Year’s Day alone, there’s a 25% uptick in trash produced in the U.S., according to the National Environmental Education Foundation. And, each year the average American family wastes about 1,160 pounds of food — that’s $1,500 worth of grub, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Here are 15 tips to a more eco-friendly holiday meal. PLAN Mix it up and include items based on your heritage. (Collard greens, rice and potato salad were common turkey day side dishes in this reporter’s home.) Cooking the same   Read More

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    Region chefs share their favorite accompaniments to Thanksgiving dinner | Food and Cooking

    Chef Matt McMillin of Cooper’s Hawk provided a roasted wild mushroom gratin as a nice accompaniment to your entree, but with the meaty texture, it makes a great substitute as well for the vegetarians or vegans at your table. A unique wine blend called Grateful was produced for this holiday season and pairs well with it. Roasted Wild Mushroom Gratin Matt McMillin Chef, Cooper’s Hawk Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon butter, unsalted 16 ounces assorted wild mushrooms (shiitake, maitake, cremini, oyster, and chanterelles are the best, but whatever you like and can find) 2 tablespoons shallots,   Read More

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    Ken Morris, Cooking for Comfort in Napa Valley: Super easy soups | Food Columnists

    KEN MORRIS The sun was already starting to go down and I still had no idea of what to make for dinner, which is kind of embarrassing if you write about food. Ken Morris One of the things I learned while I was in the Navy is not to panic if your ship is sinking and mine appeared to be taking on water. Support local news coverage and the people who report it by subscribing to the Napa Valley Register. Special offer: $5 for your first 5 months! So, I calmly checked my shelves to make sure I had an   Read More

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    New cooking classes, student gardens at Sacramento elementary school aim to address food insecurity

    Some of the school supplies in the Floyd Farms classroom look a little different than notebooks, pencils and paper. Instead, students at the new cooking school, located at Leataata Floyd Elementary just south of Broadway and Front Street, work with produce, spices, kitchen supplies and aprons. Floyd Farms, run by the Food Literacy Center, will host cooking classes and house student gardens when it opens next spring. The center aims to prevent diet-related diseases through teaching food-insecure children to cook and develop healthy eating habits. The Sacramento City Unified School District gave the center’s founder, Amber Stott, the metaphorical   Read More

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    Smith: Many names, flavors for dumplings across globe | Food and Cooking

    Jenna Smith Dumplings are interestingly found in many world cuisines, each serving them in their own unique fashion. In a broad definition, dumplings are pieces of dough, which may be wrapped around a filling of meat, vegetables or fruits. Dumplings are generally made with flour or potatoes. Here in America, we typically know dumplings in the classic “chicken and dumplings” dish. Six simple ingredients, including flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, margarine and milk, are mixed to form a soft dough and dropped by spoonfuls into boiling soup or stew. Head to Poland and you’ll find pierogis, dumplings made with unleavened   Read More

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    An Undersung Trailblazer of Indian Cooking

    At the age of five, Julie Sahni began attending a school run by Arya Samaj, a Hindu reform movement, in the North Indian city of Kanpur. Classes there trained her to be a perfect housewife. Born in 1945 as Deepalakshmi Ranganathan Iyer, she learned how to knit, how to take care of a sick man, how to make dosas. As she grew older, she became highly proficient at cooking. Her mother, Padma, warned her not to cook too much at home, lest the family cook run away. During the summers, though, Julie’s father, Venkataraman, gave the servants a vacation. When   Read More

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    Smith: Black walnuts | Food and Cooking

    Jenna Smith When I was growing up, we had an old black walnut tree next to our driveway that would drop walnuts causing me to trip over them while chasing my brother. I loathed this tree, especially when it was my turn to mow the grass, as I had to first rake the walnuts, wasting more of my precious time. Little did I know that we could have used these annoying nuts for delicious food. However, they’re a hard nut to crack. If you’re determined enough to remove the husk (hop in your vehicle and drive over them a few   Read More

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    5 Best Food Processor Options For Quick and Easy Cooking

    There’s no denying that owning a food processor is like having a sous chef in the kitchen. We all know that preparing for a meal involves lots of time-consuming tasks but a food processor can do all of that tedious tasks in no time. This versatile kitchen appliance can perform various prepping steps like chopping, grinding, mixing, kneading, pureeing, and more without any hassle. So, investing in a good quality food processor will help you prepare delicious dishes quickly and easily. Take a look at 5 of the best food processors that will help you ease your daily chores in   Read More

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