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Inspired by food icon, 'The Julia Child Challenge' gives extraordinary home cooks chance to follow in their hero's footsteps
Wed, Feb 16th 2022 02:50 pm
Julia Child is a true icon who inspired generations of home cooks with her talent, enthusiasm and humor. In "The Julia Child Challenge," eight top-notch home cooks compete in high-stakes culinary challenges to find out who has the fire, skill and passion to win the first-ever primetime competition series dedicated to all things Julia.
Niagara Wine Trail names new executive director, officers for 2022
Wed, Feb 16th 2022 09:30 am
The Niagara Wine Trail has named Susan Swiatkowski as its new executive director. In addition, new officers have been chosen to lead the organization for 2022.
Sweet success! Tops raises $13,000-plus selling gingerbread houses for Oishei Children's Hospital
Tue, Feb 15th 2022 11:50 am
Tops Friendly Markets raised $13,365 as a result of its gingerbread house campaign for Oishei Children's Hospital. The campaign, which kicked off in early November, welcomed families to purchase a gingerbread house kit at locations throughout the region, with a portion of the proceeds being donated back to the hospital. The kits came complete with gingerbread to build a house, plus sweet candy decorations and icing.
NFP's famous 'Best Fish Fry' contest returns
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:15 pm
Meatless Fridays are much better when you can order a fish fry from Apple Granny, The Beach House, Roman Cafe or any one of Western New York's finest restaurants.
Readers select Duff's as 'WNY's Best Chicken Wings'
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:15 pm
Readers chose Duff's Famous Wings (Sheridan Drive location). They offered kudos for its toppings and sauces.
FOX serves up two additional helpings of 'Hell's Kitchen'
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 03:40 pm
FOX has ordered two additional seasons of the Gordon Ramsay hit culinary competition series "Hell's Kitchen," renewing the show for its 21st and 22nd seasons.
Memorial Medical Center expands gastrointestinal program
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 03:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has expanded its gastrointestinal (GI) services for residents of Niagara County by purchasing equipment that will allow for wireless testing and monitoring to evaluate esophageal function.
Luke Baecker named chair of 39th annual Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 08:50 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced Luke Baecker, CPA, CGMA, a fund administrator at Roofers Local No. 74 / 203 Benefit Funds, has been elected chair of the festival's board of directors. He will lead planning efforts for the 39th annual event, which takes place on July 9-10 along Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo.
Food Network wraps production on new series featuring YouTube creators & 'Good Mythical Morning' hosts Rhett & Link
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 05:15 pm
Food Network wrapped production on a new series with YouTube stars and prolific content creators Rhett & Link, it was announced by Courtney White, president of Food Network and Streaming Food Content, Discovery Inc.
New York Farm Bureau releases 2022 state legislative priorities
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 02:00 pm
New York Farm Bureau released its 2022 state legislative priorities during a press call Monday that address the needs and challenges of the state's diverse agricultural community in New York state. This included reaction and next steps to address Friday's Farm Labor Wage Board decision to lower the overtime threshold from 60 to 40 hours over the next decade.
USDA awards Veggie Van study $750,000 to expand resources for mobile market operators
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 10:25 am
The University at Buffalo's Veggie Van team has received $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support the expansion of the Veggie Van Training Center and the Mobile Market Coalition, resources that are used by mobile markets across the country.
'Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend' coming to Netflix in 2022
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 01:40 pm
The all-new series "Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend" is coming to Netflix in 2022.
At 'Food as Medicine,' UB students develop skills to help motivate patients to make healthier choices
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 10:45 am
Eat healthy and exercise: It's the most common New Year's resolution people make and often fail to achieve. But this year, University at Buffalo students have acquired new skills they are putting to use in local clinics in an effort to motivate their patients - and themselves - to make better lifestyle choices.
Robert Irvine & Jon Taffer compete in a dinner-takes-all battle on discovery+
Thu, Jan 20th 2022 08:35 pm
Robert Irvine and Jon Taffer are tops at turning around the fortunes of failing businesses in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Saving hundreds of locations throughout their careers, they have seen it all, from terrible food and unappealing restaurant décor to combative owners. Now, these larger-than-life personalities face off for the first time in the new three-episode series, "Restaurant Rivals: Irvine vs. Taffer," with all episodes available to stream on Thursday, March 3, on discovery+.
Food Network's seasonal competitions return with 'Spring Baking Championship,' premiere of 'Spring Baking Championship: Easter'
Wed, Jan 19th 2022 06:15 pm
Spring is right around the corner, ushering in the return of Food Network's beloved seasonal competitions and talent.
Toughest culinary competition is back with double the chefs, double the battles on 'Tournament of Champions III'
Wed, Jan 19th 2022 06:10 pm
Guy Fieri is back with his iconic culinary competition, "Tournament of Champions III," premiering on Food Network and discovery+ on Sunday, Feb. 27 (8 p.m. ET/PT).
Healthy 2022: Tops helps you keep your New Year's resolutions all year long
Mon, Jan 17th 2022 01:35 pm
While the rest of the world may be struggling to keep up with their New Year's resolutions just a few weeks after they started them, you can proudly say you're still on track, thanks to the abundance of resources right at your fingertips at your local Tops Friendly Markets.
Boar's Head leaving Tops, but may return for holiday season
Fri, Jan 14th 2022 11:00 am
The level of excitement in DiMino Tops Lewiston owner Anthony DiMino's voice last spring when announcing the arrival of Boar's Head products was matched this week by a level of disappointment in revealing the deli line is going away.
Meatball contest to help support Wilson Youth Baseball
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 03:40 pm
The Wilson Lions Club will host a "Meatball Throwdown Contest" at 2 p.m. Sunday Feb. 20, at the Wilson Historical Society. The event, which is open to everyone, is an initiative dedicated to raising funds for Wilson Youth Baseball.
Niagara Wine Trail celebrates 'Be Mine With Wine'
Tue, Jan 11th 2022 11:40 am
How sweet love is! Bring your sweetheart, family or friends to celebrate Valentine's Day on the Niagara Wine Trail, on Saturday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 pm., and Sunday, Feb. 20, from noon to 5 p.m. "Be Mine With Wine," is a unique wine and "sweet treat" pairing experience.
Girl Scouts of Western New York announce 2022 Girl Scout Cookie Season
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 04:10 pm
On Saturday, young girl entrepreneurs from Western New York will kick off their 2022 Girl Scout Cookie season, the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world.
DiNapoli urges New Yorkers to spend holiday gift cards
Fri, Jan 7th 2022 01:00 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to spend the gift cards they received this holiday season in a timely fashion. If not, the money could eventually get turned over to the Office of Unclaimed Funds. In the past seven years, the amount returned to DiNapoli's office in unused gift cards has risen sharply from $5.8 million in 2014 to $16 million in 2021.
ICYMI: Statewide ban on polystyrene foam containers & loose fill
Tue, Jan 4th 2022 09:40 am
Before the new year, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded New Yorkers the state's ban on expanded polystyrene foam containers and "packing peanuts" was to begin Jan. 1.
Hochul signs legislation to support bars, restaurants, breweries & other small businesses
Wed, Dec 22nd 2021 05:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed a legislative package "removing red tape and assisting new bars, restaurants and other alcoholic beverage businesses to open more quickly," her team said.
Healthy eating facts for the holidays, according to American Heart Association
Wed, Dec 22nd 2021 07:00 am
With the holiday season in full swing, the American Heart Association - a global force for longer, healthier lives for all - reminds people of the importance of maintaining a balanced approach to healthy eating during the upcoming festivities.
Bestselling cookbook author Mary Berg shares recipes guaranteed to impress (without the stress) on 'Mary Makes It Easy'
Tue, Dec 21st 2021 03:15 pm
Join bestselling cookbook author Mary Berg in her home kitchen as she shares easy and delicious recipes that make cooking stress-free on the series "Mary Makes It Easy," premiering on Saturday, Feb. 5 (noon ET/PT), on Food Network.
WEDI: Additional $1 million investment in new West Side Bazaar
Thu, Dec 9th 2021 03:30 pm
Carolynn Welch, executive director of the Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI), announced an additional $1 million in new gifts have been pledged to "Building Community, Building Opportunity, Building the New West Side Bazaar," its $7.5 million capital campaign. This round of funding puts the campaign at $4.5 million, well past the halfway mark of the $7.5 million campaign.
'Holidays at the Broadway Market' kicks off the season on Saturday, Dec. 4
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 09:20 am
It's time for holiday foods, beverages, gifts - and Santa Claus at the historic Broadway Market. "Holidays at the Broadway Market" will kick-off Saturday, Dec. 4, with the arrival of 15 special seasonal vendors and a visit from Santa Claus.
Justin Bieber's 'Timbiebs' & merch available at Tim Hortons
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 04:20 pm
Tim Hortons and Justin Bieber launched their partnership Monday to collaborate on menu innovations and cobranded merchandise, all inspired by Bieber's "fanatical love of the Tims brand."
Holiday fun along Niagara Wine Trail
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 03:20 pm
The weekend of Dec. 4-5 is the annual holiday event along the Niagara Wine Trail.
FASNY stresses cooking safety for a happy & safe holiday
Wed, Nov 24th 2021 07:00 am
As New Yorkers emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, residents are looking forward to gathering with their friends and families again. With Thanksgiving upon us, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York is urging everyone to follow basic cooking safety tips in order to keep everyone safe.
Talkin' turkey with a UB nutrition expert
Wed, Nov 24th 2021 07:00 am
Meyer is a registered dietitian nutritionist and serves as director for the clinical nutrition master's program and the dietetic internship in the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions. She's also a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition.
NYS DHS offers tips to prevent household fires this holiday season
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 05:40 pm
The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services' Office of Fire Prevention and Control encourages New Yorkers to follow best practices to prevent household fires during the upcoming holiday season. Year-end holidays, in combination with the winter months, bring an increased risk of fire and carbon monoxide poisoning due to cooking fires, the use of heating equipment, and fires from decorations and candles.
Avoid an emergency during Thanksgiving holiday
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 05:40 pm
Thanksgiving can be one of the busiest days of the year in the emergency department. In addition to taking precautions amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) wants everyone to enjoy a safe holiday and be careful to prevent a medical emergency.
'Worst Cooks in America' is back: Anne Burrell signs multiyear commitment with Food Network
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 02:00 pm
Anne Burrell, star of Food Network's primetime franchise "Worst Cooks in America," has signed an exclusive, multiyear deal inclusive of at least two more cycles of the popular series she has headlined since it began. The announcement was made by Courtney White, president of Food Network and streaming food content for Discovery Inc.
NYS: Support our farmers by shopping with Taste NY this holiday season
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 12:25 pm
State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball encouraged holiday shoppers looking for that perfect last-minute gift to visit a Taste NY Market and buy local this holiday season in support of New York's farmers. New York's regional welcome centers' Taste NY markets and Taste NY stores around the state offer specialty gift items as well as premade and customized gift baskets.
Guy Fieri gives one winner keys to his newest restaurant franchise worth millions on new Food Network series 'Guy's Chance of a Lifetime'
Tue, Nov 23rd 2021 12:25 pm
Guy Fieri is expanding his successful restaurant empire and is searching for one talented food entrepreneur to run their own Chicken Guy! franchise on "Guy's Chance of a Lifetime," premiering Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network. The show is available a week earlier to discovery+ subscribers (on Sunday, Dec. 26).
Discovery's Food Network strikes new multiyear exclusive deal with chef, restaurateur & producer Bobby Flay
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 12:50 pm
Bobby Flay has signed a new multiyear exclusive deal with Discovery's Food Network, it was announced by Courtney White, president of Food Network and streaming food content for Discovery Inc. The new deal spans three years and includes development of new content for Food Network as well as for elsewhere within the Discovery portfolio.
Calling all meatball makers!
Mon, Nov 22nd 2021 12:40 pm
The Wilson Lions Club is sponsoring its first "Meatball Throwdown Contest" on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, at the Wilson Historical Society. The contest is an initiative dedicated to raise funds for the Wilson Lions Club.
Farm Bureau market basket survey reveals small price increase for Thanksgiving dinner
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 05:50 pm
New York Farm Bureau's 2021 market basket survey shows the price of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner saw a modest uptick from last year's meal. The average total price, which includes a 16-pound turkey and other common items found on a holiday dinner table, is $52.59, a 1.7% increase over last year.
 

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