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.

Food Swap with the From Scratch Club

by Gina Martin

The Capital Region has seen the birth of a great new trend in the form of food swaps, as organized by the people at the From Scratch Club website. From Scratch Club is a local blog and website that is dedicated to sharing info and […]

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Rochester Public Market – Going Strong Since 1905

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

My family loves hitting up local markets when visiting a new city to get a flavor for the area.  On a recent visit to Rochester we had the opportunity to visit the Rochester Public Market. The Market opened at its current location in 1905 and […]

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Philly Foodstuffs: The Italian Market

by Gina Martin

Philly’s food scene has been getting some high wattage attention lately, from the likes of Anthony Bourdain and Saveur, among others. Philadelphia has always had a history of great cuisine, and is justifiably proud of its food traditions. The Italian Market, billed as the oldest […]

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My Favorite Gluten-Free Bakery: Taffets in Philly

by Gina Martin

If you or a family member have to eat gluten-free, you probably haven’t had a decent sandwich in years. I’m in the same boat, since I’m allergic to wheat, corn, and soy the bread options are severely limited. The ones I’ve found have been nothing […]

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Farrell’s, the funnest ice cream parlor in the world, is back!

by Sandra Foyt

Anyone who knows me well has heard me mention Farrell’s at least once or twenty times. It’s been a few decades since my all-time favorite birthday party ever, but when I hit that most important of birthdays – the big double-digit, ten-years-old – there was […]

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Grandma Muller’s Stuffed Zucchini

by Sandra Foyt

As much as I love to share the wonders of America with my kids, the main reason we undertake so many family road trips is to visit our family and friends. My immediate family is spread around the country, as are the close friends who […]

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Weekend in Montauk for Two

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

It’s a very, very rare weekend where Lucky Spouse and I can travel for a little parent’s only getaway.  The stars were recently aligned and we dropped the kids off on Long Island with the grandparents and continued east to Montauk – the end. Getting […]

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Foodie Delights at Oscar’s Adirondack Smoke House

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

A trip to the Lake George area is never complete with a stop at Oscar’s Smoke House in Warrensburg, NY.  Just a short drive north of the Lake George Village, Oscar’s is a haven for foodies who crave smoked meats and cheeses.  Tucked away on a […]

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Say Cheese! in Cabot, Vermont

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Drive through anywhere in Vermont and you will notice two things: there are lots of mountains and there are lots of cows. With such beautiful surroundings, it’s no wonder those cows make some of the World’s Best Cheese. Back in 1919 a group of ninety-four […]

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Shallot-crusted steak: cool food on a hot night

by Caroline Barrett

We haven’t had many hot nights yet this year. But do not worry: there will be many. There will be nights where the heat causes us to move slowly. Hot nights where my dog Agnes won’t come out from the cool shady spot under the […]

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