Food

Thai Food in the Capital Region: Bold, Balanced & Beautiful

Thai Food in the Capital Region: Bold, Balanced & Beautiful

by Marichel Vaught The cuisine of Thailand is a celebration of bold flavors — sour, salty, bitter, spicy. It has a reverence for local and fresh ingredients, and is a skillful and artful preparation of complex flavors that highlights every component. It has become one of the most popular cuisines in the world, and it […]

Food for Thought: The Bridge Dishes with Food Enthusiast Tracey Medeiros

Food for Thought: The Bridge Dishes with Food Enthusiast Tracey Medeiros

Tracey Medeiros knows food. And she knows good, healthy food. Aside from being a food stylist, recipe developer and tester, she is the author of three cookbooks — “The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook,” “The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook” and “Dishing Up Vermont.” She also writes a column for Edible Green Mountains Magazine called “The Farmhouse […]

Coffee With a Side of  Good Vibes

Coffee With a Side of Good Vibes

story and photos by Marichel Vaught MONTPELIER — Coffee enthusiasts Caroline Williamson and Chris Gleason have brought their passion for the bean to town at the beginning of July with Tremolo, a pop-up coffee shop inside The Front art gallery on Barre Street. “I have an obsession with coffee,” said Gleason. And why name the […]

Ananda Gardens Delivers Bliss

Ananda Gardens Delivers Bliss

story and photos by Marichel Vaught MONTPELIER — We’ve all heard that it’s important to get to know your farmer, and we have opportunities to do just that at local farmers’ markets or at farm stands if the proprietors happen to be there. But just as important is your farmer getting to know you. This […]

Convenience, Comfort and Community at the East Calais General Store

Convenience, Comfort and Community at the East Calais General Store

by Marichel Vaught EAST CALAIS — If you drive toward Hardwick from Montpelier on Route 14, you’ll pass by the East Calais General Store in the heart of the village of East Calais. They carry the typical general store fare — milk, bread, pantry staples, newspapers, cold beverages, ice, candy and even gas, which is […]

Woodbury’s Community Store Comes Together, Piece by Pizza

Woodbury’s Community Store Comes Together, Piece by Pizza

story and photos by Vicky Tebbetts WOODBURY — It’s hard to miss the purple flag waving vigorously above Route 14 in Woodbury, proclaiming “food” in golden letters. Late summer’s flowers tumble from planters attached to several wooden benches, framed against an impeccably redone building with a hand-lettered sign. It’s … well … pretty. But don’t […]

Food Allergies and Dining Out

by Claire Crowley For most people, a visit to a restaurant is a simple, enjoyable experience. But for people with food allergies and the restaurants that serve them, a simple meal has the potential to result in life-threatening allergic reactions, lawsuits and changes in legislation that impact the ways in which we all enjoy our […]

Honey Child, Down Home Re-Opens For Business.  Thanks Y’all

Honey Child, Down Home Re-Opens For Business. Thanks Y’all

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Y’all have a hankering for cheese grits, catfish or fried chicken at Down Home Restaurant on the corner of Langdon and Main Streets? Well, fear not. They’ve reopened for the first full day today, August 15, after a few weeks of renovating, adding a new chef and creating extended hours. […]

New Frozen Dessert Recently Unveiled — Local Man Ron Koss Is The Co-Founder

New Frozen Dessert Recently Unveiled — Local Man Ron Koss Is The Co-Founder

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — ‘Brio Loves You Back.’ That is their motto. What is it? It is a frozen dairy dessert created by brothers Ron and Arnie Koss — who became famous in the 1980s for their other brainchild: “Earth’s Best” baby food. This product inspired part of the plot for the 1987 movie […]

At New England Culinary Institute: Dining at Dewey, An Appetizing Affair

At New England Culinary Institute: Dining at Dewey, An Appetizing Affair

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — If you are up on College Hill walking around the green at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, you can’t miss Dewey Hall located on the western side of campus. But it isn’t just another classroom building. Sometimes delicious aromas waft out into the neighborhood on a late summer’s breeze. […]