• Comfort Food

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 25th, 2021


  • Raise a Glass to Michelangelo

    Famous, Rich and...... Miserly!

    By: Jessica Robinson - Sep 21st, 2020

    Ever wonder what the great artist, sculptor, architect, painter and poet, Michelangelo, ate and drank? According to his handwritten, and illustrated, 16th century grocery list, the Master thrived on a diet of fish, bread and lots of wine.

  • Corona Cookbook: Dried Mushrooms

    Soup and Stir Fry

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 05th, 2020

    A pound of dry mushrooms goes a long way. When you soak them be sure to save the water which is dark and flavorful. For meals this week we had fun experimenting.

  • Potato, Leek, Mushroom Soup


    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 10th, 2020


  • Corona Cookbook; Artichokes

    Marinated Sicilian Style

    By: c - Dec 13th, 2020


  • Corona Cookbook: Sausage, Sauerkraut and Beer

    Easy, Delicious and Fun

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 20th, 2020

    On a recent snowbound night we opted to eat out of the freezer. That entailed smoked Polish sausage with kraut, beer and tarragon. It's simple and quick for the two of us as well as fun for a dinner party. We get our imported ingredients at a terrific Polish deli in Pittsfield.

  • Corona Cookbook: Cataplana

    Festival of Fish

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 25th, 2020

    For Christmas Eve in Sicilian homes feast of the fishes is traditional. Particularly eel. That's just not possible in the landlocked Berkshires. We are far away from the docks and catch of the day. As a special meal I made my first attempt to replicate cataplana from my all time favorite restaurant Azorean in Gloucester. Overall, it was fabulous but I have ideas to make it better next time.

  • Corona Cookbook: Duck and Red Cabbage

    Traditional Christmas Dinner

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 26th, 2020


  • Corona Cookbook: Beef Tacos

    Easy Dinner for Four

    By: Patricia Hills - Jan 02nd, 2021


  • Corona Cookbook: Unique Pasta

    By: Phillip S. Kampe - Jan 11th, 2021


  • Corona Cookbook: Arab String Beans and Lamb

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 26th, 2021


  • Mezze in Williamstown

    Soup is Chill

    By: MEZZE - Jun 09th, 2021

    Mezze in Williamstown changes with the seasons. Now in a heat spell they are creating chilled beet soup garnished with cucumbers, green olive, gammelgarden yogurt and salmon roe.

  • Corona Cookbook: Summah Suppah

    Bucket uv Tamatahs

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 16th, 2020


  • Corona Cookbook: Ramping Up

    Narrow Season Inspires Invention

    By: Phillip S. Kampe - May 28th, 2020

    Wine, food and travel writer Philip S. Kampe has been forraging for ramps. The onion family wild relative is unique and inspiring. The abundant harvest this season has been a mother of invention.

  • Corona Cookbook: Tortellini in Brodo

    A Tuscan Lunch

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 25th, 2020


  • Corona Cookbook: Frittata

    Easy and Versatile

    By: Harry Bikes - May 25th, 2020

    Frittata is a standard tapas item in Spanish bars. It's super easy and versatile to do at home. The basic ingredients are eggs, onion and potato. Beyond that anything goes. We cooked with peas, kalamata olive and capers. There are lots of other options. In an iron skillet there was enough for two meals.

  • Corona Cookbook: Stuffed Squash

    Leftover Filling Great with Pasta

    By: Liz Cunningham - May 20th, 2020

    We have enjoyed amazing dinner parties with Liz and Brian Cunningham. Our loft neighbors and friends are hunkered down in Seattle until lord knows when. Knowing Liz they are dining well.

  • Corona Cookbook: Spicy African Peanut Delight

    In Memory of Anthony Bourdain

    By: Astrid Hiemer - May 17th, 2020

    We had just watched Anthony Bourdain’s series, A Cook's Tour, while he visited Morocco: Casablanca, Fez, and finally the last town before reaching the desert, the Sahara. His meals there reminded us of the soup or stew that you are about to prepare – it’s most delicious!

  • Corona Cookbook: Veal Stew

    With Time on Your Hands

    By: Alan Smason - May 13th, 2020

    Alan Smason is a New Orleans based home cook. He is a colleague from American Theatre Critics Association. This recipe may be prepared Kosher.

  • Corona Cookbook: Rhubard Pudding Cake

    It's Rhubard Season Yet Again

    By: Arthur DeBow - May 12th, 2020

    It's rhubarb time. This is an old New England recipe that I have made a few changes to.

  • Corona Cookbook; Yorkshire Pudding Beef

    One or Two Times a Month

    By: Arthur De Bow - May 12th, 2020

    The artist and arts administrator, Arthur DeBow, is a renowned home cook with many Facebook fans. This is a meal he prepares one or two times each month.

  • Corona Cookbook: Bavarian Dinner

    Pork with Sauerkraut, Beer and Tarragon

    By: Harry Bikes - May 12th, 2020

    Here is a foolproof recipe from may old running buddy. We served it to friends and it's now a go to dinner for my BFF. The key is to lay in s stash of tarragon my any means necessary.

  • Corona Cook Book: Hungarian Goulash

    Ungarisches Gulasch

    By: Astrid Hiemer - May 10th, 2020

    'How about Hungarian Goulash?' - he asked: 'Yes, that's a very good idea!' Hungarian Goulash is a German National dish and, of course, in Eastern European countries* as well. I grew up eating 'Ungarisches Gulasch' with boiled potatoes and green beans, perhaps, or another vegetable and a side salad. (Was it really first prepared in Hungary and when? Just as the Hamburger was coined by Americans. 'I am a Hamburger,' my cousin told an American. 'You are eating burgers!')

  • Corona Cookbook: Baking

    Yum Cake from Fast Eddy

    By: Edward Rubin - May 10th, 2020

    One might say that the New York critic best known as Fast Eddy is a tad eccentric. When he came to visit in the Berkshires he sent a long list of ingredients. He came with a friend and invited two more from Connecticut. We were relegated to cleanup. For dessert he baked rum cake. The recipe is found here. It was indeed divine and we became friends with his friends. Typical of Fast the formatting here is as topsy turvy as it was sent.

  • Corona Cookbook: Strawberry Rhubarb Pear Galette

    When Life is Bitter Sweet

    By: Pippy Giuliano - May 08th, 2020

    When life gets bitter-sweet Pip opts for the sweet. It's rhubarb time in Norwood Heights. She tried this for this last night and reports that it was a hit.

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