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.

Cooking with Fire: Price Chopper’s House of BBQ Grillin’ Class

by Gina Martin

Just in time for the beginning of grilling season, and Father’s Day, I attended the Price Chopper House of BBQ Grillin’ Class (yes, spellcheck, they spelled it this way on purpose), and it was not only very informative, it was delicious. For purposes of disclosure, […]

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Kids Cook Too: Healthy Cooking Classes Have Long-Lasting Benefits

by Gina Martin

Summer is finally here, which means we now see a steady supply of fresh vegetables from our farm subscription. Luckily, I have a creative and industrious kitchen helper in the form of my daughter, who from a young age has been cooking and learning about […]

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Quintessential Vermont: Burger Night at Bread and Butter Farm

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Heading up near Burlington? Make sure to take a side trip for a Friday or Monday Burger Night at Bread and Butter Farms in Shelburne! The owners of Bread and Butter Farm hold fast to the idea that healthy grows from the soil up. The grass […]

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A Gastronomical Romance In Quebec City

by Sandra Foyt

Early in our courtship, my husband-to-be and I celebrated romantic milestones at resorts best known for heart-shaped beds and bubbling Jacuzzis. Those were the days of champagne and roses, and our idea of sumptuous luxury was the Mount Airy Lodge where ”All you need to […]

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Baby animals, cider donuts and trail mix

by Caroline Barrett

We’ve been going out to Indian Ladder Farm’s Baby Animal Days since we had a baby to bring. Our photos albums are filled with pictures of kids and little farm animals. In one, a small Lucy gingerly holds out one finger, petting a baby chick. […]

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Adventures in Eating: Ethiopian Dining with Kids in Washington D.C.

by Adrienne Veglia Mazeau

Ethiopian dining may not be for every family but on a recent trip to Washington D.C. with my preschooler and toddler we discovered its delights without going far off the beaten path. Ethiopian Dining Around U Street After spending the morning at the National Zoo […]

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Celebrity Chef Cat Cora Dishes On ‘Around the World In 80 Plates’

by Guest Post

The Iron Chef and co-host of Bravo’s new global cooking competition tells iVillage about series, what it was like to travel around the world and how she and co-host Curtis Stone bonded during production. Thanks for checking out Albany Kid. Please take a look at […]

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When We Saved Coney Island

by Sandra Foyt

The last time we went to Coney Island was almost the last. The following article was published in the summer of 2008 when plans were afoot to dismantle the beloved New York City institution in favor of gentrification. I was there with my family, by […]

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Check out a Farm Tour in Tech Valley

by Gina Martin

The Capital Region and New York’s Tech Valley has long been a haven for industry, with one of the first among them being the industry of farming. With a resurgence of interest in slow food, and locavore clubs, small local farms in our area are […]

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Making sushi with the girls

by Caroline Barrett

We love to go out for sushi. Sushi restaurants please everyone in our family, vegetarians, fussy eaters and grown-ups alike. Paul and I order sake, usually a tempura appetizer and roll or two to share. Lucy, being the resident vegetarian, orders an avocado roll. Zoe, […]

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