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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  

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    Cooking for Comfort in Napa Valley: A Roast Chicken: Three Ways | Food Columnists

    I became familiar with Chef Verge when I took a week of cooking classes at Julia Child’s summer home near the French Riviera. Our instructor, Kathy Alex, had worked for him for a bit since he ran the nearby Moulin de Mougins, a famous restaurant near Cannes that attracted celebrity guests from the Cannes film festival. He called his food Cuisine of the Sun, a variation of Provençal cuisine that focused on fresh, local ingredients, instead of the heavier, and traditional cuisine classique. No, we did not get to dine at his restaurant, since it was booked months in  

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    Local Chefs Teach Online Cooking Classes to Fight Food Insecurity in Hudson Valley NY

    HUDSON VALLEY, NY — Janet Irizarry, the founder of Hudson Valley Eats, spoke with Brian Brodeur about her latest initiative, “Cooking For A Cause”. Irizarry started Hudson Valley Eats, whose main goal is to “make sure that everyone in the Hudson Valley eats, not just those who can afford it.”  During the pandemic, it is hard for people to afford their basic necessities, including food. Irizarry is working to help people who are food insecure, by organizing five Zoom classes with five chefs who are popular in the Hudson Valley region, called “Cooking For A Cause.” The money  

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    New farmers market to launch in Greenville’s Pleasant Valley neighborhood

    The idea grew out of what Curtis Miller observed around him. A need for fresh, healthy food in Greenville. So, Miller, who runs Maranatha Farms & Wellness, decided to start with one area — Pleasant Valley. The community bordered by South Pleasantburg, Augusta Road, and Interstate 85 is a food desert. That means, according to the USDA definition, that the residents there have limited access to affordable, nutritious food. Miller, along with several partners, aims to change that with what he is calling the Greens & Things Farmer’s Market. The farmers market is set up to reflect the community  

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    Hudson Valley Remembers 9/11 With Coronavirus Relief Food Drive

    HUDSON VALLEY, NY — The 10th annual ‘9/11: Serve + Remember’ event in the lower Hudson Valley focuses in 2020 on hunger in honor of those whose lives were lost or forever changed by the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. The special Covid-19 Relief Healthy Food Drive throughout Westchester, Rockland and Putnam is sponsored by Robison Oil. Find a local food drive. Due to the economic devastation of the coronavirus pandemic, charities across the region are coping with much higher need. “Our pantries – and volunteers – are stretched thin and efforts like those taken here by Volunteer  

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