Food Friday

Whet your palate on Food Friday from 2-3 PM,  as a wide variety of experts from around the region will answer questions about food, drink, and how to throw the best gatherings around.

Food Friday will focus on topics like seasonal veggies, quick and easy recipes, the homegrown movement, creating the perfect cheeseboard, juicing, mixology, and so much more. Supplemented by an interactive website, listeners and online viewers will also be able to get our weekly recipes, restaurant updates, restaurant week postings and reviews, and share their tips with others.

I scream. You scream. We all scream for….you guessed it, ice cream! This sweet treat is a hallmark of summer, and universally enjoyed the world over in many different flavors, colors and forms. From soft-serve to gelato, black cherry to death by chocolate, we’ll have you screaming for ice cream by the end of this show. Danny Mazzursky and Matt Scott of the SoCo Creamery in Great Barrington join us, as well as Flavio Lichtenthal of No. 6 Depot Roastery and Café in Stockbridge, with whom they've partnered on a special flavor of ice cream.

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Ed Maassmann of Blackhead Mountain Lodge and Country Club in Round Top, New York, joins us to discuss Bavarian cooking.

Our region boasts some of the finest chefs in the country. And we want to get to know as many of them as possible here on Food Friday. Today we are on with Chef Dan Smith of John Andrews Farmhouse Restaurant in South Egremont, Massachusetts.

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We still have a bit of summer left, but there’s no denying the fall harvest is right around the corner. Our region’s bounty is rich, and we have some guests in the studio today who can talk about the best ways to take advantage of it. Michele Youngs, Bill Bensen and Barbara Chepaitis of the Honest Weight Food Co-Op in Albany are here to answer your questions, and we’ll have some treats in store.

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  Today we’re going to explore the world of hard ciders with three regional distillers. From the tart and tangy, to the sweet and crisp, this refreshing effervescent beverage is the perfect way to whet your whistle on a hot summer’s day. Jason Grizzanti is co-owner and Master Distiller of Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery located in Warwick, NY. Casey Vitti is co-founder and cellar master at Awestruck Ciders in Walton, NY.

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How do you take your tea? Kevin Barowski of The Whistling Kettle in Ballston Spa and Troy, joins us for tea time.

I scream. You scream. We all scream for….you guessed it, ice cream! This sweet treat is a hallmark of summer, and universally enjoyed the world over in many different flavors, colors and forms. From soft-serve to gelato, black cherry to death by chocolate, we’ll have you screaming for ice cream by the end of this show. Paul Nasrani of the Adirondack Creamery joins us in the studio today.

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Before you grab those picnic baskets and head out to dine al fresco, we have some experts in the studio who will give you great pointers on what to bring and what to serve at your next picnic. Food blogger and cooking instructor Deanna Fox joins us, as well as Heidi Hoyt, owner of Parkside Eatery in Saratoga Springs.

Ingredients

2 cups (1 pint) fresh blueberries

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 cup flour

½ cup sugar

¼ cup honey

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

1/3 cup milk

3 tablespoons butter, melted

Topping:

½ cup sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

¾ cup boiling water

Directions

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Summer is berry-picking season. Red and juicy, blue and plump, sweet and sour, berries are delicious—and we’re going to talk about picking and preserving them today with Dale-Ila Riggs of The Berry Patch in Stephentown, New York, and Diane Whitten of the Saratoga County Cornell Cooperative Extension.

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