Local Chefs Teach Online Cooking Classes to Fight Food Insecurity in Hudson Valley NY

HUDSON VALLEY, NY — Janet Irizarry, the founder of Hudson Valley Eats, spoke with Brian Brodeur about her latest initiative, “Cooking For A Cause”. Irizarry started Hudson Valley Eats, whose main goal is to “make sure that everyone in the Hudson Valley eats, not just those who can afford it.” 

During the pandemic, it is hard for people to afford their basic necessities, including food. Irizarry is working to help people who are food insecure, by organizing five Zoom classes with five chefs who are popular in the Hudson Valley region, called “Cooking For A Cause.” The

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Food hacks: The cooking tricks and culinary shortcuts that went viral in 2020

People really cooked a lot this year — or at least claimed they did on Instagram. But for every person who tried their hands at sourdough bread and whipped coffee, many seemed to be more concerned with gaming the kitchen system.

Below are the top viral food hacks of 2020.

Opening a wine bottle without a corkscrew

No longer will your party whine about not having a corkscrew with this handy hack. All you need to pull it off are the basics that any thirsty oenophile ought to have: a wine bottle, an athletic shoe and (of course) a

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10 Throwback Cooking Shows You Forgot You Loved

While Food Network still has many great shows, there are others that fans miss dearly. Hopefully, many of these old favorites will be on Discovery+.

Food Network has been in business for nearly three decades, and the channel has steadily grown into the premiere destination for food celebrities. From intense professional chef challenges to relaxing home cooking shows, there’s always something entertaining happening on Food Network.

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While the network still has many great shows, there are others that fans miss dearly. Even kids of the 1990s and 2000s

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‘Selena + Chef,’ ‘The Pioneer Woman,’ and How the Pandemic Made Cooking Shows Better

You don’t need me to point out how much COVID-19 took away from all of us in 2020, but in a bizarre twist, the challenges of quarantine might have inadvertently pushed one genre to the next tier of excellence. Cooking shows — whether hosted on Food Network, HBO Max, or YouTube channels — nimbly adjusted to home kitchens where chefs finally had to confront the reality home cooks faced every day. More than that, the format of cooking shows like Selena + Chef or Amy Schumer Learns to Cook helped professional chefs react on the fly to a novice’s

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