For the Love of Food
Each Saturday morning the Savor Life show For The Love Of Food introduces listeners to new restaurants, recipes, and the exploration of discovering food!
Savor Life host Michael Warren Thomas guides his audience through an hour of discussion with Rochester foodies, chefs, restauranteurs and more.
This show has been airing since 2008 which means For The Love Of Food has been helping move the discussion in our region longer than most other local restaurant experts. Tune in to keep up on the latest trends in everything from fine dining to food trucks and vegetarian cuisine to coffee.
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The season of fruit has begun, with cherries, raspberries, and blueberries now available. Some u-pick places like Hurd Orchards are setting up appointments to avoid having too many people picking at once. Cherry season is especially short, so stock up on sweet cherries as well as sour cherries.
The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle has several articles covering restaurants that have closed during this pandemic. Please wear a mask when you go out in public and are near people, except when seated at a restaurant. If we keep the infection rate low restaurants will be able to expand capacity beyond 50%. It is hard enough for restaurants to survive at 100% capacity before the pandemic.
Restaurants are now allowed to reopen outdoor spaces that do not have a fixed roof. If Phase 3 reopening happens on schedule for the Finger Lakes, restaurants will be able to open dining rooms for 50% capacity on June 12.
Suzanne Stack of Suzanne’s Fine Regional Cuisine has been nominated for a James Beard Award and played a key role in the growth of the Finger Lakes as a destination for fabulous food. Although the restaurant is no longer open, she is offering cooking classes online.
Flower City Pickers can process many thousands of pounds of produce that would have been thrown out at the Rochester Public Market on a Saturday in the summer. Amanda Richardson describes how volunteers sort the produce that farmers and distributors give them each Saturday, some of which is perfectly good food, other items that need to be consumed/cooked very soon, some things that can go to farm animals, and the rotten produce that needs to be composted. Catelyn Augustine is one of the founders of Eat Me Ice Cream. This Rochester company has significantly expanded their wholesale operation, while maintaining an option to pre-order and pick up their ice cream on Fridays at the Hungerford Building on East Main Street near Goodman.