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Celebrating 20 Years Publishing Food Magazines!

When I started publishing in June 1999, all we had was a used computer that we bought for $100. I paid for the printing of our first magazine for the first year out of my day job paycheck. I left my day job as an Assistant Food Service Director and Executive Chef on Memorial Day Weekend 2001. Today, I inspire people to buy, cook, and serve food with a passion!

*READ our FALL 2019 issue of Taste of Schenectady® and Beyond© magazine online for FREE, and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our Freedom, as well as our Active Duty and Veterans!


Certified Food Protection Professionals (CFPP) like myself play a vital role for all people who seek sustainable food.  

Enjoy the articles and recipes in this issue. 

In this issue

Bodacious Beef, Lamb, Crudo, Sashimi, Sushi & More!


I started making sushi over 20 years ago, but learned the true Japanese art to cutting raw fish for sashimi and sushi by spending time with Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto at his restaurant in Philadelphia. When making any type of raw fish dish, Gravlax, or sushi, the flesh of the fish should be a regular thickness—especially to cure raw fish evenly...Where’s the beef? In this issue, we also feature Brazilian churrasco, as well as Greek, Pakistani & Indian subcontinent foods, and seekh lamb kebabs...In order to make these dishes at home, it is vital to have the right kitchen design. Recently, we added a new station to our Taste of Schenectady® Food Lab.

Thanks for reading Taste of Schenectady® and Beyond© magazine!

Gourmet Food as Community


Food has a special ability to bring people together. I often find this in my own life and I hope you will find that this online community feels just as welcoming as a real kitchen. For me, cooking and dining together builds the best communities, so savor the flavor of Taste of Schenectady®

Home Kitchen Design by Shopping at Habitat


I work to make the recipes in Taste of Schenectady® and Beyond accessible for beginners. Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), generally referred to as Habitat for Humanity or simply Habitat, is an international, non-governmental, and nonprofit organization, which was founded in 1976 by Linda and Millard Fuller. Habitat for Humanity is a Christian organization. The international operational headquarters are located in Americus, GA, with the administrative headquarters located in Atlanta. We redesigned our kitchen with Habitat. To find out more, read our current issue of Taste of Schenectady®


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