Food Adventures

Food is at the center of much of our travel: sometimes as the main event, often as the sweet reward. While some of our contributing writers are known for their home cooking, others are better at consuming than producing. Ideas for exploring food with kids: recipes, culinary adventures, family-friendly restaurant reviews, and other food adventures.

15 Irresistible New York City Treats

by Sandra Foyt

The promise of a sweet reward can motivate even the most reluctant young sightseers; and luckily, there are many tempting New York City treats. I asked Larissa Horn, the Teen Concierge at the Omni Berkshire Place on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, to recommend the most popular New York […]

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A Grand Adventure in the Pine Bush Ends with a Little Moxie

by Sandra Foyt

Of all the places I most enjoy in New York’s Capital Region, few surpass the Albany Pine Bush. When I was new to the area, hardly a day passed that I didn’t pack my young toddler, Kayla, into the Kelty carrier so that I could explore […]

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Wild Game Night at City Beer Hall on Instagram (and Vine)

by Sandra Foyt

Romance doesn’t come easy after nearly twenty years of marriage. You get comfortable…and lazy. That’s when you know you have to shake things up with an outing that’s so outrageous, so far out of your comfort zone, that all else is forgotten. And that’s where Wild […]

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Survival Guide For Building a Gingerbread House with Kids

by Tess Purvis

It’s that time of year, the time of year when all the holiday magazines and catalogs come out featuring stunning gingerbread houses, gingerbread castles, gingerbread churches, and even a gingerbread Tardis. I am by no means a gingerbread expert. I have never had a gingerbread […]

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Explore and Celebrate “Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture” at the American Museum of Natural History

by Gina Martin

“Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture,” the newest special exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History, delves into the complex and infinitely interesting subject of food and its role in human culture. The food system encompasses everything from history to science to culture, and […]

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Weekend In Brooklyn – Food Adventures with Kids and Friends Too!

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

I realized my kids needed to visit New York City. Growing up on Long Island I went to the “city” often with my family for shows, museums and always around the holidays.  Now, living in Upstate New York, and as my oldest was approaching her […]

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Teach Your Children Well… and Join a CSA

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

This is my family’s fifth season as CSA (community supported agriculture) members with Denison Farms  in Upstate New York. From early June through October each year we share in the bounty, or loss of hurricane damaged crops, with the Denison Farm family of members. As […]

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TBEX Europe Offers A Taste of Spain

by Sandra Foyt

At tapas restaurants in Spain, patrons pick and choose from a selection of appetizers that combine to make a satisfying meal – much like my recent trip to Spain’s Costa Brava region. Accompanied by one of my oldest friends, Diana LaPlace, an anesthesiologist based in California, I was in […]

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Ice Cream Dreaminess at Lick Hudson

by Gina Martin

We tried to attend the inaugural Bacon Fest NY in Hudson this past Sunday, but arrived in the afternoon when all the vendors had run out of food! Crisis! Luckily, a Plan B was in place – we would sate our hunger with ice cream. […]

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Makin’ Bacon Class with the FSC Academy

by Gina Martin

Bacon is a huge trend these days. While it’s readily available at the store, for home cooks, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as making your versions of food staples, and the From Scratch Club’s FSC Academy has you covered with their DIY bacon class, Makin’ […]

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