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  • Curds & Whey Cheese in Geneva reels in fish

    GENEVA – What’s in a name? In the case of Curds & Whey Cheese Company, not only are artisan cheeses available but also fish, breads and olives.
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 1:01 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Tasty recipes from Weight Watchers

    Even though it’s still early days in the new year, many of us already are backsliding on well-intentioned resolutions about eating well.
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 4:44 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Discovering Italy’s modern cocktail culture

    Many of us know something about Italian food. But when it comes to Italy’s cocktail culture there’s a bit of a void.
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • River's Edge Bar & Grill in Batavia sets gastropub to music

    BATAVIA – Stepping inside River’s Edge Bar & Grill feels like time traveling to the early 1900s, the era when the 1880s stone building first became ho ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 3:42 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Batali shares Chicago deep-dish pizza

    Celebrity chef, restaurateur and cookbook writer Mario Batali takes readers of “Big American Cookbook” (Grand Central Life & Style) on a grand tour ac ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 7:44 am
  • Salt Escape cave in Batavia aims for therapeutic benefits; also has edibles

    BATAVIA – In talking to Tim Bradley, the breadth of his knowledge about healthful salts becomes apparent – from its historic uses in healing to cookin ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 6:06 pm
  • Batavia winter farmers market switches dates for holidays

    BATAVIA – Because of the holidays, the Indoor Winter Market normally held Saturday mornings in Batavia will move to Dec. 23, with no farmers markets D ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 1:28 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Let ‘Best Dressed’ recipes enhance your next salad

    Lettuce and greens arguably are important when it comes to making a flavorful salad.However, as expe ...
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 8:23 am
  • Redfield to play holiday show at River's Edge Bar & Grill in Batavia

    BATAVIA – The band Redfield will add extra scarlet to the season with a Christmas show Dec. 23 at River's Edge Bar & Grill in downtown Batavia.
    Dec. 18, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • St. Charles Farmers Market finds sanctuary from the cold

    ST. CHARLES – Fresh lettuces and vegetables defy the elements at the St. Charles Farmers Market, which has taken up winter residence inside Baker Memo ...
    Dec. 17, 2016 - 9:26 am
  • The Holmstad in Batavia to present Christmas Open House festivities

    BATAVIA – As a gift to the wider community, The Holmstad is about to unwrap its eighth annual Christmas Open House brimming with festivities for all a ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Recipes complement 'Twin Peaks'

    Written by Lindsey Bowden, “Damn Fine Cherry Pie: The Unauthorized Cookbook Inspired by the TV Show Twin Peaks” (Harper Design/HarperCollins) pays hom ...
    Dec. 14, 2016 - 2:39 pm
  • Enticing Cuisine of Batavia caters to every taste

    BATAVIA – From special occasions to hosting holiday parties, Enticing Cuisine catering in Batavia stands ready to customize menus and reduce stress le ...
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 5:12 pm
  • The Wine Detectives: A trip to Grand Cayman and Seven Fathoms Rum

    On a recent vacation to Grand Cayman, I was talking with several restauranteurs about what was going on regarding new trends in wine and spirits on th ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 3:53 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Discovering the secrets of Cuban cuisine

    Just published “ĄCuba!: Recipes and Stories from the Cuban Kitchen” (Ten Speed) sheds light on the food and culture of the fascinating island 90 miles ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 10:21 am