valentine's day

Ralph Gardner Jr: Valentine's Chocolates For Men

Feb 11, 2017

I’ve got a confession to make. I buy Valentine’s candy. For myself.

No, of course I’m not talking about those large, red velvety, heart-shaped boxes filled with assorted chocolates.

I purchase those for my wife and daughters. And I buy local, by the way. At Vasilow’s an old-time candy store in Hudson, NY.

But if I did acquire for personal consumption a box bursting with raspberry crèmes, sea salt caramels, and chocolate covered cashews, so what? Who came up with the dorky notion that the bounty of Valentine’s Day should be reserved for the female sex?

Stephen Gottlieb: For Valentines Day 2016

Feb 9, 2016

It's the time of year to think about love. I used to think that if you hadn't heard Cho Cho San sing in Madame Butterfly about that fine day when Lieutenant Pinkerton would return to her, one had never heard a love song. Musically, I still think so. But what it really communicates is longing. Is that love?

It’s Food Friday again! And it’s also Valentine’s Day. Are you planning a romantic meal tonight – or any night? Today we’re here with a few folks who can help you pull it off! We’ve got a few folks in today from the Albany Marriott—Executive Chef Nathan Kutzscher, Food and Beverage Director Vito Gaudino and Certified Meeting Professional Steve Schifley.

Food Friday Tips: Romantic Meals

Feb 14, 2014

Tune into Food Friday this week when Albany Marriott CMP Steve Schifley, joins host Ray Graf to talk about cooking and crafting romantic meals for Valentine's Day!

1. Valentines Day Meals are meant to be shared. When serving, make one large plate instead of one for each person.

2. You don't need to go over the top. Show your partner you know what foods they enjoy.  This way you can let them know you listen and understand them.

3. Always end with chocolate and champagne.

Today is Valentine’s Day, a day of chocolate, flowers, and love… or is it?

Today we want your take on this holiday. Is it a fun way to spend some time with your sweetheart, or a day manufactured by card and candy companies to boost first quarter earnings? WAMC's 'resident softie' Alan Chartock joins host Ray Graf.

Vermont Teddy Bear Company

The Vermont Teddy Bear Company is touting what it claims is the world's most expensive teddy bear, just in time for Valentine's Day.

The Shelburne, Vermont-based company has put a $30,000 price tag on the 4½-foot-tall bear that it is calling The Big Hunka Love Diamond Bear.