Ratatouille: The dish, not the movie

As this is an article appearing in the Food section, the ratatouille I'm referring to is the French vegetable dish, not the movie. I did have a good laugh though while researching when I came across …

Robin Anish | The Table Is Set: Jack up your corn on the cob Not to panic, but the local fresh corn season isn't going to last much longer. Walk, don't run. Don't put away those cute little corn picks just yet or let your supply of butter run low. Yes, there's …
Bits & Bites: Celebrate the harvest at Berkshire Fermentation Festival, Berkshire Grown supper PORK CHOP DINNERThe Cheshire United Methodist Church will hold a pork chop dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church hall, 197 Church St., Cheshire.The menu is breaded pork chops, broccoli, …
A quick chickpea stew for all your busy nights ahead For many, the words "pasta e fagioli" conjure the image of a particular dish with a tomato-laden broth, but pasta and beans don't stop at that. The duo is the foundation of a multitude of wonderful …
Breakfast on a busy school morning? It's not hard Breakfast, as you may have heard, is the most important meal of the day. That's especially true for kids returning to school, who need fuel for energy and learning.But serving a healthy breakfast can …
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Straight Up: Lauren Ferin serves spirits with a side of spirituality PITTSFIELD — Lauren Ferin describes herself as the "mama bear" at Methuselah Bar and Lounge. Ferin has worked for four years at the hip North Street establishment that opened in 2015, making …
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Calidore String Quartet tackle three pieces, three mysteries
PITTSFIELD — Each composition came with a mystery.The Calidore String Quartet returned to South Mountain Concerts on Sunday with … Read More
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It's Apple Squeeze time!Join local shops, restaurants, artisans, musicians, farm stands and performers as Lenox celebrates the apple harvest at the 40th annual Lenox Apple Squeeze. The two-day fall … more
LENOX — Photojournalist Sarah Goodwin bears witness to unspeakable acts through the lens of her camera. She moves from one country to another, documenting wars, famine and genocides for … more
One of the frustrations facing many vegetable gardeners of late is ripe tomatoes splitting. Why is this happening? For much of the summer, the weather has been quite dry with total rainfall for July … more
Q: It seems early, but the past few mornings, I have found ladybugs in the house. Maybe 10 years ago, our home, sheds and barn were a magnet for these pesky little insects. Then we had many hundreds, … more
NEW LEBANON, N.Y. — Sam Slack's sleek set for The Theater Barn's generally stylish, well-acted production of "Moonlight & Magnolias," is a testament to taste and order, both of which will … more
I've been back in the lunch-making game for a little over a week, and I'm already feeling my inspiration dry up like leftover ketchup in a Bento box sent home at the end of the day.I'm one of the … more
If it's Labor Day weekend and there are 20-plus people gathered around a huge pile of pulled pork — and a giant bowl of coleslaw — it must be the Button family reunion in Pittsburgh.My … more
The Comical Mystery Tour ensemble returns to Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum with "Murder Is in the Stars" on Sunday. Doors open at 5 p.m. Program starts and first course is served at … more
Some recipes designated as "skinny" will swap more-caloric ingredients for ones that are less dear, and from my testing trials, I can say it's an approach that does not always deserve a starred … more
PITTSFIELD — Time ran backward at South Mountain, starting at the end of the romantic period and ending in its middle.In Sunday's opening concert of its 101st season, the chamber music series … more

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