• Corona Cookbook: Unique Pasta

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


  • Invitation to a Cheese Tasting Lunch

    Have a Cheese Tasting - Not Wine Tasting

    By: Astrid Hiemer - Jan 10th, 2022

    Hey, it was Fun! And a special lunch as well. We invite you to hold your own cheese tasting and we will post your results on Berkshire Fine Arts as well....C'mon!

  • Lamb Shanks

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 09th, 2022


  • Turducken

    Fair or Fowl

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 02nd, 2022


  • Spatchcocked Duck

    A Festive New Year's Dinner

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 01st, 2022


  • Mezze Fall Menu

    Ramen to Go

    By: Mezze - Oct 26th, 2021

    As the leaves began falling to the ground, Chef was inspired to create ramen: only available for takeout! Why do ramen? It's sustainable, comforting, and delicious. 

  • Comfort Food

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 25th, 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: Arab String Beans and Lamb

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 26th, 2021


  • Mezze in Williamstown

    A Taste of Italy

    By: Mezze - Mar 05th, 2024

    Mezze Bistro + Bar, in its third month of Breaking the Boot, is cooking from the South - Campania, Calabria, Molise, Basilicata, Puglia.

  • Corona Cookbook: Beef Tacos

    Easy Dinner for Four

    By: Patricia Hills - Jan 02nd, 2021


  • Corona Cookbook: Duck and Red Cabbage

    Traditional Christmas Dinner

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 26th, 2020


  • 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: 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.

  • 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


  • Bluebird & Co. To Tweet at Jiminy Peak

    Mezze Opens New Resturant This Summer

    By: Mezze - Apr 19th, 2023

    Mezze Hospitality Group will open Bluebird & Co., its forthcoming restaurant celebrating the outdoors, in Hancock, MA, near the base of Jiminy Peak. Bluebird & Co. is the group’s first new restaurant since selling allium, in Great Barrington, Mass., almost five years ago

  • Wellfleet Oysters on Sale in North Adams, MA

    All About Oysters

    By: Astrid Hiemer - Jan 22nd, 2022

    It’s known from coast to coast that Wellfleet Oysters are one of the best! When we saw the sign for Wellfleet Oysters for $ 0.99/each at our nearest grocery store, Big Y, in North Adams – we had to buy a dozen.

  • Frankie’s in Lenox

    Superb Osso Bucco

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 30th, 2023

    Whenever it's on the menu I generally order osso bucco. I have enjoyed it from Palm Beach to Bologna. Even made it from time to time at home. The version at Frankie's in Lenox was among the best ever

  • Cuisine of the Gilded Age

    Eating Well Is the Best Revenge

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 04th, 2023

    Americans are fascinated by the filthy rich. Audiences lapped up five seasons of Downton Abbey. Now Julian Fellowes has moved the franchise from PBS to HBO. We follow the robber barons and their social climbing wives on the sumptuous but smarmy Gilded Age. This grand but shallow soap opera is lavish and entertaining. It is worth watching for costumes and spectacle. We are enthralled by a sit down dinner for 60 set in a Newport Cottage. We recommend Becky Libourel Diamond's cook book with recipes to emulate the fine dining seen in the series.

  • Feast of the Seven Fishes

    Traditional Sicilian Christmas Eve

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 25th, 2023

    Dining with my Sicilian Dad, at home or out and about, was always a culinary adventure. From him I learned to eat anything that didn't eat me first.

  • Pigout in West Palm Beach

    Park Avenue Barbecue and Grill

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 08th, 2024

    A month of dining on the road has its ups and downs. Mostly when turning off for the night there is a range of chains. Now and then we got lucky with diners, drive-ins and dives.

  • Florida State Bird

    Raindancer Steak House in West Palm Beach

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 10th, 2024

    Since 1975 Raindancer Steak House in West Palm Beach has been serving the Florida clan of the rich and elegant. With a fabulous vintage jazz soundtrack we enjoyed exquisite fine dining. The more so as we arrived in time for the Early Bird special menu.

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