Celeriac is not the prettiest of vegetables. It’s brown, covered in hair-like fibers, and even looks a little bit deformed. But its mild celery flavor and creamy texture are two reasons why professional chefs are increasingly utilizing it in soups, purées, salads and many other dishes. It is just one of the many vegetables grown by husband and wife, Timothy N. Wilcox, 28, and Caroline C. Pam, 32, owners of The Kitchen Garden in Sunderland, Mass.
Ever wonder where to get a good Cuban sandwich around Amherst? Well Latino’s restaurant is the place to go. Yes, the sandwich that has taken Miami by storm is now right here in Amherst. Tucked away behind the Moan and Dove and just to the left of the Hess station in South Amherst, Latino’s is a little eatery that is serving traditional and non-traditional Latin cuisine.
Right in the heart of downtown Northampton sits the Northampton Brewery Bar and Grille. Located at 11 Brewster Court, it is one of the best places to go when you’re looking for classic American cuisine with a twist. This establishment is the oldest brewpub in the northeast that is still in operation and it prides itself on serving up some of the most outstanding food to go along with one – or many – of their home-brewed fine ales and lagers.
If you’re looking for a great atmosphere, décor that includes dark wood furniture, a fantastic ambiance with small votives on every table and even better food made from a variety of local ingredients, look no further than Noho. The Sierra Grille, at 41 Strong Ave. in Northampton, is by far one of the best restaurants in the city.
The holidays are a time for relaxation, for family, for food and for fun. They are also a time for beer, and every December, brewers around the world uncap a special variety of brew that, while released for the Christmas season, is known collectively as “winter beer.”
Ever find yourself in a package store or a bar, wishing you knew how to make your own brew? Well, it’s not as difficult as you think. Collegian correspondent Brendan Murphy breaks it down by ingredient.
The Collegian's Lauren Rockoff explored the menu at Haymarket Cafe in Northampton. Check out her final verdict on the food served at this eatery, where "there are plenty of cozy corners and snug nooks to sit and sip coffee, drown in a milkshake or swan dive into an oatmeal chocolate peanut butter cup."
This week, more than 120 families in Amherst would have gone without a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. From Sunday, November 1 through Sunday, November 22, the Newman Student Association (NSA), in conjunction with the Amherst Survival Center, ran a food drive for local Amherst families that could not afford Thanksgiving dinners due to depressed economic circumstances.
While some may know of the day after Thanksgiving as “Black Friday”, I prefer to look on the bright side and go with a more festive moniker: National Leftover Day. Anyone who has woken up on such a day with his appetite recovered is familiar with the turkey classics of soup and sandwiches, but I’ve put together a few new ideas that many may not have heard of.
Moti is owned and operated by chef Reza Rahnani and is named after his mother, a celebrated Bostonian restaurateur. Located in Amherst Center, the eatery serves up a variety of Persian and Mediterranean cuisine, drawing from traditional family recipes. The Persian style is marked by flavorful spice mixtures and marinades, as well as liberal amounts of onions and rice.
Just imagine: You’re driving down the road, and that little yellow light comes on signaling you’re out of gas. Finding the cheapest place to fill up may be your number one priority, but knowing the best gas station to get a quick, cheap and delicious snack should influence your decision as well.
Although it is a cool and rainy November morning, local farmer John Spineti is still at his stand at the Amherst farmer’s market tending to the many people looking to purchase some of his renowned potatoes.
Just because college students are forced to deal with cramped kitchens and limited supplies does not mean that they cannot create tasty treats specifically for their Halloween events.
Arigato, a quaint Japanese restaurant and sushi bar, was the perfect prescription for my Berkshire Dining Commons blues. Located at 11 North Pleasant Street, Arigato caters to a wide audience.
With shelves of bakery items displayed neatly in the windows and a crowd of customers waiting to indulge in one, or a few of the many delicious items on the menu, the Black Sheep Deli exudes Amherst.
Andrew Sheridan explains the many uses for pumpkins, including a recipe for Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread.
If you love sweets raise your hand! As the cold crisp air creeps through the University of Massachusetts campus and midterms roll around, everyone could use a healthy indulgence alongside a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.
Not far from the center of campus, tucked away behind the Durfee Conservatory, the University Club offers the discerning YCMP diner a little bit more of a taste of home.
Mankind’s love affair with beer goes back a long way. The Daily Collegian’s own Andrew Sheridan recounts his travels across Europe – and the drinks he took along the way.