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Being raised in the New Jersey suburbs of New York City during the '50s and '60s, I never ate kale. It wasn't that I didn't like it, I simply wasn't aware of its existence. It was only after my …

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Margaret Button | Kitchen Comfort: A little slower, por favor For over two years now, I've been brushing up on my Spanish. A trip to Mexico had me using decades-old-and-rusty high school and college Spanish. It was a pathetic attempt on my part — and a …
Pasta primavera made to taste like spring You'd never know that pasta primavera, a pseudo-Italian dish that appears on virtually every chain restaurant menu, actually has roots in French haute cuisine.The usual reproduction — a random …
Asparagus tart is good for lunch, brunch or dinner This beautiful tart takes just minutes to assemble and makes for an impressive brunch dish, appetizer, or even a simple light lunch or dinner.We experimented with several different crusts, trying a …
Meatless stew with an Ethiopian flair A confession: This is kind of a vegetarian version of my favorite column recipe ever, a spiced lamb and chickpea stew. As I prepare to get married in September, I've been trying to bring my cooking …
Robin Anish | The Table Is Set: Sweet memories, chews worthy of spring These first days of spring, along with the dirty remnants of winter on the sidewalks, trigger a memory for me of how exciting it was to get a new pair of sneakers every spring when I was a kid.Yes, …
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CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — The Battenkill Chorale continues its 24th season with "Te Deum: New American Songs of Nature and Praise." The concert will be performed on April 27 at 7 p.m. and April 28 at 4 … more
BENNINGTON — Singer and guitarist Howard Fishman will perform on Saturday, April 27 as the 15th season of the Vermont Arts Exchange's Basement Music Series continues. Fishman will be joined by … more
ThursdayFilm"Incredibles 2": 1 p.m. Presented by Heritage Family Credit Union. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Free tickets can be picked up at the HFCU's Bennington branch; limited … more
Editor's note: Bill McKibben will be discussing "Falter" at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 19, in conversation with WAMC's Joe Donahue.Bill McKibben, the Schumann … more
BENNINGTON — The CDC Theatre Arts Students will present "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" at 7 p.m. on May 2, 3 and 4 in the Mount Anthony Union High School auditorium.The … more
BENNINGTON — Tim Wager is working to colorize hundreds of black-and-white photographs of Bennington in the 19th and 20th centuries from the Bennington Museum collection, and has been sharing … more
When I was in high school, I had a major crush on one of my teachers, something which caught me totally off guard, and mostly because it seemed to exist in a different dimension than the rest of my … more
Kate Parker is losing her mind. She forgets the names of things. She even forgets the names of the members of her family. She certainly forgets why she is in a barrel floating down the Kaministiquia … more
ThursdayMusicVisiting Artist Series: 7 p.m. Pianist Jeremy Denk plays Beethoven's 5 Variations in D Major on Rule Britannia, John Adams' I Still Play, Variations serieuses, op. 54 by Mendelssohn, … more
BENNINGTON — Vermont Arts Exchange has the perfect antidote to spring fever as it welcomes back The Prescription, a longtime member of the Basement Music Series family. The Prescription brings … more

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