You can’t go wrong with chocolate. That’s what Nick Monte, chocolatier and co-owner of the Village Peddler in East Arlington, Vt., and the Village Chocolate Shoppe in Bennington, Vt., believes.
Yes, sweet things from Northampton, Mass. ovens help people power up for the rigors of their days, just as they do at early-bird bakeries across UpCountry communities. To be sure, the scratch baking scene isn’t Northampton’s most-played card. But for me, when it comes to this college town’s culinary map, morning treats put the longing in longitude. And the choices are expanding.
Look no further than the Berkshires, where the Champagne Salon by Dom Pérignon, at Blantyre, is the only place this is possible in North America.
Of all the menu items at Roadside Store and Cafe — a cozy, one-room eatery on Route 23 in Monterey, Mass. — there’s one that manager Francie Leventhal is particularly proud of and intimidated by: the pancakes.
On Scott Farm in Dummerston, more than 100 ‘almost-lost’ varieties are grown with tender care
Cookbook brings everything full circle for couple behind Carr’s Ciderhouse in Hadley
Signs that fall has arrived in New England: Leaves of gold, red and orange. Crisp, cool nights. Apple harvests and overflowing pumpkin patches. And with it comes a bounty of autumn-flavored goodness: Apple cider, apple and pumpkin pies, and the indulgence in apple cider doughnuts. We all have our favorite apple cider doughnuts, since no… Continue reading Where to find apple cider doughnuts …
Distillery raises a glass, or two, to the Spirits of Old Bennington
Time is precious, and so is Northampton. So we decided to give our travel writer Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio just one day for a getaway and to get away to Northampton, a vibrant hub of the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Northampton is a place you can rock and you can relax. It has… Continue reading 24 hours in Northampton …
Lifelong educators Franklin and Ingrid Chrisco took their love for granola and turned it into growing a ‘handmade in Vermont’ business.