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Grow Food’s reach to expand behind federal money; nonprofit will use $413K to build new barn
01-03-2023 8:21 PM


NORTHAMPTON — Federal funding to the tune of $413,000 will help Grow Food Northampton, the nonprofit that focuses on sustainable farming and food justice, build a barn, add new farms and offer more community garden plots at its 121-acre parcel in...

Best Bites with Robin Goldstein: Western Mass Indian food worthy of a pilgrimage
12-02-2022 3:56 PM


In Amritsar, India, on the banks of a shimmering pond called AmritSarovar (Pool of the Nectar of Immortality), sits the Sri Harmandir Sahib. It is the Adobe of God, known colloquially as the “Golden Temple,” and it is one of the most important sites...

Best Bites: Eat up Shelburne Falls
08-12-2022 6:41 PM


The hamlet of Shelburne Falls, cradled in the gently rolling foothills of the Berkshires, is a rustic spill of 1800s mill buildings and even older wooden barns along an elbow bend of the Deerfield River. It’s my favorite easy day trip or overnight...

From Coco to Calico: Restaurateurs, former employees relaunch famed eatery under new name
03-30-2022 2:48 PM


EASTHAMPTON — A shuttered Main Street restaurant that beckoned national attention has reopened its doors under a new name.Three former employees of Coco and The Cellar Bar and two area restaurateurs have relaunched the 95 Main St. hot spot under the...

A toast to India House: After winning coveted liquor license, longtime restaurant created a new bar and menu
01-06-2022 9:59 AM


NORTHAMPTON — Last year India House won the lottery — for a liquor license, a coveted item for many downtown restaurants.“It was like, did it really happen?” said Alka Kanoujia, who owns the restaurant with her husband Omprakash Kanoujia.Now, the...

Time for tacos: At Mexcalito in Amherst, the well-known Mexican cuisine is king
09-15-2021 3:26 PM


AMHERST — Antonio Marquez Diaz grew up in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he was a restaurant owner. Now Diaz is making a home for himself and his family in the Pioneer Valley, and is looking to change how people view his home country and its...

The key to a crisp chopped salad is salting ahead of time
08-09-2019 5:27 PM


A chopped salad, where every ingredient is cut into pieces of about the same size, offers the perfect mixture of flavors and textures in every bite. However, some vegetables get watery and soggy when you chop and dress them, and require extra...

New Hampshire discounting liquor for out-of-state buyers
08-06-2019 1:02 PM


CONCORD, N.H. — To highlight New Hampshire’s tax-free status and to thank out-of-state customers, the state liquor commission is offering them discounts at its liquor and wine outlet stores.The “No Taxation on Our Libations” sale is providing...

Pizzeria Paradiso changing hands, name
08-04-2019 11:57 PM


NORTHAMPTON — When he was around 10 years old, Andrew Brow went to Pizzeria Paradiso. As he was watching one of the cooks work, their eyes met and something special happened: The cook threw him a pizza dough.“I caught it, and I threw it back up to...

Homemade cheese? No whey!
08-04-2019 5:00 AM


Sure, you could craft your own block of cheddar cheese, create some Havarti or whip up a batch of gorgonzola.But why would you want to?Most cheeses require rennet, an enzyme found in the stomach of cows (and sheep and goats). Rennet is what gives...

Iconic Northampton diner set to reopen under new name, ownership
02-04-2019 8:16 AM


NORTHAMPTON — Over the decades, the train car diner on Strong Avenue has been known under various names, including Red Lion Diner, Miss Northampton Diner, and most recently, Kathy’s Diner.Now, the familiar sight is set to reopen under the name...

New steakhouse to update, replace Opa Opa in Southampton
04-14-2018 2:14 PM


SOUTHAMPTON — The Opa Opa Steakhouse and Brewery in Southampton is getting a fresh concept and a facelift, according to new owner, manager, and executive chef, John Piskor.“I’m a young man who has basically decided to bet the family farm and open my...

The secret to tender buttermilk biscuits is a cold truth
11-09-2017 10:36 PM


You can’t beat hot-from-the oven, crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside, buttermilk biscuits.I like mine slathered with sweet butter and molasses, or stuffed with salty country ham. I am not picky: I like them for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner....

Served to Louis XIII, Green Goddess Dressing has history
08-18-2017 4:37 PM


Green Goddess Dressing was created at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, an opulent 19th century hotel noted for its celebrity chefs. In those days, celebrity chefs were not Food Network Stars, but usually white-toqued men either from, or trained in,...

Gazette food columnist Lucy Pickett checks out bizarre fair foods
07-07-2017 12:29 PM

Summertime is fair time and that means it’s time for my annual fair food roundup from around the country. I have a certain fascination for the crazy foods these fair vendors invent. I always have fun researching them and wonder what they will come up...

South Hadley food pantry to benefit from Whole Foods’ Community Giving Day
06-19-2017 10:13 PM

HADLEY — On Thursday, June 22, Whole Foods Market in Hadley will host a 5 percent Community Giving Day to benefit food security nonprofits in the Pioneer Valley. The store will donate 5 percent of that day’s sales split between Greenfield-based Just...

The essence of herbs: Aromatic and versatile, they enhance most any dish
06-09-2017 4:20 PM


Though herbs look modest sitting on supermarket shelves or waving from their corner of the garden, their aromas promise power and magic. They certainly cast lovely spells on food, brightening its flavors, and pairing up in happy marriages such as...

Haymarket dishes up jar of generosity
06-01-2017 11:03 AM


NORTHAMPTON — A man in an oversized jacket walked out of Haymarket Cafe on Tuesday morning carrying a cardboard sign asking for coffee, cash or anything strangers could spare. It was a request the cafe is prepared to fulfill, at least with food,...

Gazette food writer Lucy Pickett goes to “high tea”
05-26-2017 3:59 PM

I went to my niece’s baby shower last weekend. A three-hour drive up and a three-hour drive home, all in one day. I didn’t mind, though, it was springy and the green landscape was nice to look at after the long winter. When I arrived, after hugs and...

Gazette food columnist Lucy Pickett has her Triple Crown food and drink plans in place
05-12-2017 1:39 PM

Tis the season. Yes, it’s full blown spring but that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about horse racing season. I can’t help it. It is in my blood. From the days when my father took me, at a very young age, to the Three-County Fair grounds...

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