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  • The book "Cassoulet Confessions" is a memoir by food and travel writer Sylvie Bigar that reveals how a simple journalistic assignment sparked a culinary obsession and transcended into a quest for identity.
  • The world-famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile toured the Capital Region this week and spent some time parked outside the WAMC studio in Albany. WAMC’s Lucas Willard caught up with the drivers of the 27-foot hot dog on wheels.
  • Naomi Duguid is a James Beard winning food writer and author. Her new book, “The Miracle of Salt: Recipes and Techniques to Preserve, Ferment, and Transform your Food,” is available today, published by Artisan. In addition to her research and writing, Duguid leads small-group food-immersive trips to the Republic of Georgia and elsewhere. She is a Trustee of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery and is a frequent guest speaker and presenter at food conferences. This interview was recorded on September 8, 2022 at a Culinary Arts @ SPAC event.
  • Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.
  • In coordination with community-based food providers and health care organizations, The Food Pantries for the Capital District are working to improve the health of targeted communities through increased access to healthy food including fresh produce. There are strong correlations between food insecurity and chronic health conditions, such as Type 2 diabetes, kidney disease, eye disease, nerve damage, high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity.Food as Medicine interventions improve dietary health through increased consumption of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and reduced intake of sodium and sugar to reduce food insecurity for people and families, and reduce health use and associated costs.We welcome Executive Director of The Food Pantries for the Capital District Natasha Pernicka.
  • Amy Freinberg-Trufas has lost and gained over 1,000 pounds over the course of her life. From her highest weight to her current weight, she’s lost 150 pounds. This time, though, she’s kept it off.After more than four decades of suffering the mental and physical burden of obesity including stints at fat camps, failed attempts at fad dieting, patterns of destructive eating, fat-shaming, body dysmorphia, and self-loathing, Amy created a sustainable path to major weight loss, that instead of deprivation and punishment, finally felt like ease. In her new book, "Food: Eat with Ease Every Day," Amy shares how and why she finally made peace with a lifetime of food addiction, and how this process led her to achieve a healthy weight and discover self-love.
  • From the early 1980s to the mid-1990s, Bryan Miller was a household name among restaurant goers in the greater New York City area and beyond as the restaurant critic for the New York Times, as well as the author of numerous books, a public speaker, and a radio and television commentator. Over ten years as a columnist, he dined out more than five thousand times in the United States and abroad, from haute to humble. And for much of that time, he wanted to die. "Dining in the Dark" chronicles Miller’s battle with Bipolar II disorder, also known as depression, which ruined his life, professionally and personally.
  • Created by the ever-curious minds behind Atlas Obscura, this breathtaking guide transforms our sense of what people around the world eat and drink. Covering all seven continents, Gastro Obscura serves up a loaded plate of incredible ingredients, food adventures, and edible wonders.
  • Ruth Reichl is a James Beard Award-winning food writer and former New York Times food critic and was Joe Donahue's guest as part of The Creative Life: A Conversation Series at UAlbany on October 5, 2021. The Creative Life conversation series is presented in partnership with the University Art Museum, NYS Writers Institute and WAMC Northeast Public Radio.