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Stress-free Thanksgiving at Grandma’s house

We love Thanksgiving at Burnt My Fingers. What could be better than a holiday that’s all about food, and celebrating the “blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies” (in the words of President Lincoln, who initiated the holiday in 1863) … Continue reading

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Have some Election Cake, and please be civil

While most of America takes a year off from politics (just kidding), my quaint hamlet of Saratoga Springs, NY is winding up a particularly divisive election season. Till next Tuesday I’ll be out canvassing for the side I support, but … Continue reading

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Touring the better burger chains

The Albany suburb of Latham, NY is blessed with an abundance of upscale burger stores. Four can be found along a two-mile stretch on Louden Road and a fifth is a short hop away. Thus, a group of intrepid Yelpers … Continue reading

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Battle of the tiny tube steaks: mini-hot dog taste test

In honor of National Hot Dog Day we attended a mini-hot dog taste test, comparing five prominent vendors in upstate New York. Interns from Gramercy Communications sped to the five locations and brought back their payload at roughly the same … Continue reading

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More nuggets and nibbles from the Summer 2017 Fancy Food Show

Korean! That’s the food trend that is about to come into its own, if the many Korean-focused exhibitors at the Summer 2017 Fancy Food Show are any guide. We will finally replace sriracha with gochugang, stock our fridges with two … Continue reading

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Healthy trends at the Summer 2017 Fancy Food Show

It was easy to spot the predominant trend at last week’s Fancy Food Show in New York: aggressively healthy products as in paleo (minimally processed, in the tradition of our hunter/gatherer forebears), probiotic (promoting a healthy gut, usually through fermented … Continue reading

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The best exhibitor at the Fancy Food Show has a local (Albany) connection

I just got back from the Summer Fancy Food Show at NYC’s Javits Convention Center. I go to this show to see what’s new and keep up with trends in the food industry, but I also take personal pleasure in … Continue reading

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New York Bakery Bites at Queens Day in Albany

Last Monday I attended the first ever Queens Day in Albany, sponsored by the Queens Chamber of Commerce and a number of Queens-located businesses. (Queens is one of the seven five boroughs of New York City.) A busload of Queens … Continue reading

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Albany shows how to do Restaurant Week right

Local Upstate NY chef Dominic Colose writes a lively blog in which, among other topics, he rails against restaurant weeks. He feels they pack his establishment with loutish bottom feeders (my words; he’s more polite) who swoop in for the … Continue reading

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Can I turn leftover Buffalo wings into Korean Fried Chicken?

“I’m sick of wings now that the Super Bowl is over,” writes no one in particular. “Is there any way I can turn leftover Buffalo wings into Korean Fried Chicken wings?” Yes, though there’s a small caveat. Unless your wings were … Continue reading

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