• On TAP in Portugal

    Wine Tour Day Two

    By: Charles Giuliano - Nov 23rd, 2017

    The wine tasting officially started in the late morning on the terrace of Quinta da Alorna. Some dozen or so wines later, after an elegant lunch, we flew to another region and Esporao. There was a third tasting and dinner at Monte da Ravasquaira. It was lights out at 2 AM then back on the bus at 9 AM. It was a pace that continued for the three day TAP Wine Tour.

  • Church Supper in Pittsfield

    German Dinner at Zion Lutheran Church

    By: Charles Giuliano - Sep 30th, 2017

    Last night we enjoyed a fabulous German dinner with 200 or so other celebrants at Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield. For just $12 there was a traditional feast of hand rolled, beef rouladen with red cabbage, noodles, and a vegetable medley. That ended with delicious Black Forest cake.

  • Tacos Ring the Bell

    Route 20 Out of Pittsfield

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 24th, 2019

    Meeting on a Saturday afteroon in the dead of winter the agenda was a wine stating at Spirited in Lenox. First lunch at a new taco joint just up the road from Pittsfield.

  • Lucia’s Latin Kitchen

    Relocating to a Lee Mass Landmark.

    By: Pit Bulls - May 24th, 2019


  • Linda’s Café in North Adams

    Berkshire Diners and Dives

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jun 11th, 2019

    Across the street from our loft in North Adams is the breakfast and lunch joint Linda's Cafe. When out and about doing errands it's an option for cheap grub. Joe and Jodi urged me to do more local restaurant reviews. On my own dime this is what I came up with. If you're a tourist don't bother to read this. Locals come for the awesome blueberry pancakes.

  • Corona Cookbook: Sydney Sauce

    Cooking Down Maine

    By: Sydney Roberts Rockefeller - May 06th, 2020

    Sydney who lives Down Maine is cursed by shellfish allergy, She still craves lobster in summer with friends. All that it's cracked up to be but for now no longer possible.

  • Corona Cookbook: Baked Cod

    At Home with Artist Susan Nichter

    By: Susan Nichter - May 06th, 2020

    Artist Susan Nichter shares another way to cook cod.

  • Carona Cookbook: Spanish Tortilla

    Kampe's Familiar Breakfast Treat

    By: Phil Kampe - May 06th, 2020

    Phil and Maria spent several months in Spain before the pandemic hit. They share what was a typical Spanish breakfast. Served cold it is also a familar tapas item in bars,

  • Corona Cookbook: Eggplant Parm

    Chicago Critic Nancy Bishop

    By: Nancy Bishop - May 05th, 2020

    Chicago critic and fellow ATCA member is taking a forced leave from covering theatre. She walks us through her Eggplant Parm.

  • Corona Cookbook: Parmesan Wonton Crackers

    Michael Bedford Cooks

    By: Michael Bedford - May 05th, 2020

    Our Eclipse neighbors Michael Bedford and Sarah Sutro spent many years living and working in Asia. Here he concocts a handy snack that will freeze well.

  • Corona Cookbook: Ramps

    Kampe Ramping Up

    By: Phil Kampe - May 05th, 2020

    There is a narrow two week window when foraging for ramps. Both the leaves and bulb of this member of the onion family are unique. Each year Phil Kampe returns to his secret spot for a culinary treat.

  • Carona Cookbook: Lunch

    Carl Chiarenza's Soup and Sandwich

    By: Carl Chiarenza - May 04th, 2020

    Carl Chiarenza is a renowned photographer and art historian. This is what he had for lunch in Rochester.

  • Corona Cookbook: Bitter Lemons

    Big Boy's Lemonade

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 04th, 2020

    When life serves you lemons, make lemonade.

  • Corona Cookbook: Scallops

    From Artist Linda O'Brien

    By: Linda O'Brien - May 04th, 2020

    An artist neighbor, Linda Obrien, of the Eclipse Mill in North Adams is an amazing home chef. Food for her is a passion. We have been fortunate to share meals with her and Opie.

  • Corna Cookbook: Cod

    Food and Wine Critic Phil Kampe

    By: Phil Kampe - May 04th, 2020

    Food, wine and travel writer Phil Kampe is a superb home cook. Hunkered down in the Berkshires he creates intutitive responses to family recipes and extrensive travel with Maria Reveley. We have much enjoyed his masterful cuisine.

  • Corona Cookbook: Chinese

    Jane Hudson's Fried Rice

    By: Jane Hudson - May 03rd, 2020

    The Williamstown based artist, poet, musician and philosophe, Jane Hudon, launches a new feature for Berkhire Fine Arts. During this time of isolation we invte you to share what's cooking.

  • A Glut of Tomato

    Tips, Quips and Recepies

    By: Nancy Bishop - Aug 28th, 2017

    I’ll let you in on my recipe for the best pasta sauce ever. Roasting the tomatoes adds a certain nutty, burnt richness to the sauce.

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