Special dinner highlights, supports Rochester Farmers Market

Heading up the event is Mike Schmitt, president of Friends of the Farmers Market, and Abby Shepler, market manager, along with the Rochester Downtown Alliance. It takes place at The Castle (121 N. Broadway) from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $125 and can be purchased from www.eventbrite.com.

Schmitt explained how this event came to be (not unlike presenting on “Shark Tank”).

“The Alliance was wanting to add an event to Rochester that would involve the community and its businesses,” he said. “Market supporters brainstormed among ourselves and came up with the idea of a dinner prepared by local chefs

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10 Summer Dinner Party Ideas for your next BBQ or outdoor party

There are a few weeks left to the summer season, and once they’re over, we may be able to look forward to an extended summer, if the early fall is warm enough that is.

During the hot summer months, you really don’t want to be slaving over a hot stove all day long, but you still want to eat well, so we decided to take a look at some recipes and ideas so you can eat and drink like kings and queens and don’t have to work too hard to do it.

Here are 10 food and drink ideas that’ll

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10 Simple Dinner Ideas for Healthy Eating in Real Life

You may think that preparing healthy, delicious dinners at home is a complicated process, but I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be.

Even though I love food and enjoy cooking, I like to keep it simple when it comes to mealtime. This means choosing recipes that are easy to follow and don’t involve complicated cooking techniques or seemingly never-ending steps.

Here are 10 of my go-to simple dinner recipes that can help you get a healthy meal on the table quickly.

Sweet potatoes are loaded with beneficial nutrients like beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber

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Designers, Editors, and More Made Their Way Out to Montauk for Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter’s Family-Style Dinner

“After a five-and-a-half-hour drive, I’m happy to be here!” joked Franciso Costa at last night’s scenic dinner hosted by Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter. It has been over two years since Net hosted its last event, out East in Easthampton’s most famous home Grey Gardens. The hiatus was, of course, due to the pandemic, and so the evening’s host and Net-a-Porter president Alison Loehnis was thrilled to be able to gather everyone together again; this time, at Montauk’s most scenic restaurant, Crow’s Nest.

The invitation read A Family Dinner, and that’s precisely how the evening unfolded. Over a cocktail hour on

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Bentonville blogger’s book offers dinner party tips

If your goal is to make and keep friends, then forget Pinterest perfection. That’s the message food blogger Abby Turner relates in her book, “The Living Table: Recipes and Devotions for Everyday Get Togethers” (DaySpring, April 2021).

“Make your home too party perfect and no one will have you over to their place,” she told me last week, when I called to congratulate her on her book. “If you invite people into an authentic home with the mess of life, you aren’t intimidating.”

Well, heck, then come on over!

In 208 deliciously photographed pages (where the food and its presentation

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