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.

Thinking of growing some veggies in your garden? Want to know how to cook with what you grow and what you find at the farmers’ market? You’re in luck. We have some folks who can answer your questions. 

Tune into Food Friday this week, when Diane Whitten of the Saratoga County Cornell Cooperative Extension will join us to talk about growing your own food, and cooking with what you find at farmers markets. This recipe is from her cookbook, Farmers' Market Favorite Recipes.

Ingredients

½ cup buttermilk

1½ cups packed brown sugar

1 egg

2/3 cup oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

2½  cups flour

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

Happy Food Friday folks! Spring has sprung, maybe? It’s time for the spring harvest—berries, rhubarb, asparagus and more! 

Food Friday Recipe: Summer Fruit Johnnycake

May 1, 2014
Rhubarb Johnnycake
Black-Eyed Suzie's

Tune into Food Friday this week, when Cheryl Paff, owner of Black-Eyed Suzie's traveling food stand in the Hudson Valley, will join us for a discussion of the spring harvest. 

This recipe is adaptable to whatever fruit you find at the farmers’ market and it’s made with Wild Hive Farm’s wonderful corn flour which is also gluten free.

Ingredients:

Food Friday Recipe: Chef Ewald's Spaetzle

Apr 28, 2014

From Maassman's Restaurant at Blackhead Mountain Lodge & Country Club and featured on Food Friday.

By Aschuff via Wikimedia Commons

  We’re half-way to Oktoberfest, so we’re breaking out the schnitzel and beer with two experts on the food and drink of Germany: George DiPiero of Druthers Brewing Company in Saratoga Springs, and Ed Maassmann of Blackhead Mountain Lodge and Country Club in Round Top, New York.

Brunch
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Holidays are about food, and weekends are about brunch right? We have two very special guests on the show today to talk about serving delicious brunch. Chef Brian Alberg of The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts is here, and so is Chef Dale Miller of Master Chef Consulting

Food Friday Recipe: Braised Lila's Lamb

Apr 18, 2014
Braised lamb
ppacificvancouver via Flickr

Tune in to Food Friday this week, when Chef Brian Alberg of The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, will join us in the studio to talk about Easter brunch!

Food Friday Recipe: Eggs Benedict "Strata Style"

Apr 18, 2014

  Tune in to Food Friday this week, when Chef Dale Miller of Master Chef Consulting Group will join us in the studio to talk about brunch!

Strata

6 English muffins, split, lightly toasted and buttered

12 slices Canadian bacon, lightly fried on each side

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 tablespoons shallot, minced

4 cups milk

8 large eggs                

½ teaspoon nutmeg

3 teaspoons lemon zest

Tune in to Food Friday this week, when Chef Dale Miller of Master Chef Consulting Group will join us in the studio to talk about brunch!

Streusel Topping (Can be made a week in advance and kept refrigerated)

¼ pound butter, cut into small dice
½ cup light brown sugar, packed
¼ cup all purpose flour
½ cup pecans, finely chopped

Pepperoni Pizza
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  When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie…it’s Food Friday! Whether you’re looking for a good slice or you want to toss a whole pie, we have some pizza experts on hand to answer your questions about one of the country’s favorite foods. Paul Masiero of Baba Louie’s Pizza in Pittsfield, Great Barrington and Hudson joins us, as well as Rocco DeFazio of DeFazio’s Pizzeria in Troy.

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Wouldn’t it be great if your kids could make you dinner? Terrapin Restaurant Chef Josh Kroner and Mamatoga Magazine Editor Jenny Witte join us in the studio on Food Friday to talk about fun and unique ways to cook with children, and how to engage them in the culinary process.

Food Friday: Tips for Cooking with Kids

Apr 3, 2014
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Tune in to Food Friday this week, when Jenny Witte, creater of Mamatoga.com and Mamatoga Magazine, will join us in the studio to talk about cooking with kids!

Food Friday Recipe: Lasagna with Fresh Veggies

Apr 3, 2014
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Tune in to Food Friday this week, when Chef Josh Kroner of Terrapin in Rhinebeck, New York, will join us in the studio to talk about cooking with kids!

Each month, Terrapin hosts a Kids Taste and Talk, where Chef Kroner invites kids, ages 8-12, to join him for a discussion of food and fun with cooking. This recipe was featured at February's event.

Lasagna with Fresh Veggies

  It’s Food Friday again, and we’re going across the world to explore the heart-healthy cuisine of the Middle East. We’re here today with Julie Ann Sageer, a.k.a. Julie Taboulie, an Emmy-nominated, Finger Lakes-based chef who specializes in Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine.  

Food Friday Recipe: Tastebud-Tantalizing "Taboulie"

Mar 27, 2014
Julie Taboulie

Tune in to Food Friday this week, when Emmy-nominated Chef Julie Taboulie will join us in the studio to talk about Middle Eastern and Lebanese cuisine!

Tastebud-Tantalizing "Taboulie"بولى

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Are you hungry? Look no further than the curb, because the food trucks have pulled up! Today’s show is all about delicious food that comes from the trucks you see around the region. We’re here with Kathy Lloyd, owner of How We Roll and Tim Taney, chef and owner of Slidin’ Dirty.

On this edition of  Food Friday we welcomed sommelier Dominick Purnomo, co-owner of  Yono's Restaurant and dp An American Brasserie, Claire and Sandy Pogue , owners of Epicurean Bistro and Wine Bar and Suzy Konecky, cheese maker at Cricket Creek Farm.   The panel answered your questions about wine, cheese and the perfect pairings of the two! 

Chocolate candy
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This week, we are having a delicious discussion of chocolate and candy with Ron Mancini and Jacki Baker of Mother Myrick's Confectionery, Matthew Sinico of Catherine's Chocolates and Terra Stratton of The Chocolate Gecko.

Food Friday Tips: Making Chocolate

Mar 6, 2014
Chocolate
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Tune into Food Friday this week when Ron Mancini of Mother Myrick's Confectionary in Manchester Center, Vermont, joins Ray Graf and others in the studio to talk about the art of making chocolate and candy!

1. For a richer,  more chocolaty hot chocolate drink, use low fat Dutch processed cocoa and evaporated milk instead of high fat cocoa and whole milk.

We’re taking you down south today, where the grits are tender, the buttermilk is flowing and the grills are fired up. Chef Jasper Alexander of Hattie’s Restaurant and Chef Sean Custer of Capital Q Smokehouse are here with us and we’re going to get you drooling for some soul food.

Food Friday Tips : Grits

Feb 28, 2014
Grits
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Tune into Food Friday this week when Chef Jasper Alexander of Hattie's Restaurant in Saratoga Spring joins Ray Graf in the studio to talk Southern cooking and soul food!

Grits suffer a great paradox and are one of the most misunderstood Southern delicacies.  Basic sustenance to a Southerner, yet comic fodder for anyone outside the south. 

Food Friday Tips : Grits

Feb 28, 2014
Grits
Ray Sawhill via Flickr

Tune into Food Friday this week when Chef Jasper Alexander of Hattie's Restaurant in Saratoga Spring joins Ray Graf in the studio to talk Southern cooking and soul food!

Grits suffer a great paradox and are one of the most misunderstood Southern delicacies.  Basic sustenance to a Southerner, yet comic fodder for anyone outside the south. 

Rustic cranberry chicken salad sandwich
Grapevine Farms

Each week for Food Friday, we go to a different part of the WAMC listening area to find the best spots to grab a bite. 

In New York's Schoharie County
From the Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce 

Grapevine Farms: 2373 State Rt 7, Cobleskill, NY, is where you can find a delicious rustic cranberry chicken salad sandwich and a fresh offering of specials each day for soups, sides, quiche and sandwiches.

Cake with sprinkles
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This Food Friday is going to be a piece of cake--literally! We're talking about all things cake today: baking, decorating and devouring! Linda Kindlon, owner of Bake for You in Albany, and Schenectady County Community College Professor Sue Hatalsky join host Katie Britton starting at 2 p.m.

Chocolate espresso cake
The Galley Gourmet

Tune in to Food Friday this week, when seasoned baker and culinary educator Sue Hatalsky will join us in the studio to talk about the art of cakemarking!

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.

Each week for Food Friday, we go to a different part of the WAMC listening area to find the best spots to grab a bite. 

In Vermont's Mount Snow Valley
From the Mount Snow Valley Chamber of Commerce

Folly Foods:  33 W Main St, Wilmington, VT, is well known for great coffee, their famous home made Bagel Bombs, the Breakfast Volcano and cookies.

It’s Food Friday again! Today we’re talking about veggies and vegetarian cuisine. Nutritionist, chef and Culinary Institute of America professor Jennifer Stack is here with us, along with New World Bistro chef Ric Orlando.

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