People are fascinated with African culture and cuisine—as well as the West Indies. African culture and dress has become popular around the world, and at Breakthrough African Market you will find a plethora of Dashikis, Laces (materials for making African clothing), hard to find spices, palm oils and coconut oils, dried poultry and smoked catfish and other smoked and dried fish, and smoke-dried poultry, and bones for soups and stews, frozen fish: poultry, and fresh-frozen goat meat, goat meat with skin, tripe, cow foot, meaty oxtails, dried fish flakes and dried West African various leaves, etc., etc. This issue is dedicated to the world of African and Caribbean cooking that has never been featured at length in any of the magazines and newspapers in our region. Check out the recipes and panoply of dishes that you can make to savor the flavor of this ancient and rich cuisine that has shaped civilizations, empires, culture, home cooking, and the world's palate for all things food.
21 tasteofschenectady.com • Vol. 3 • No. 1 cLASSES The cooking school at Spoon & Whisk will help you grow your skills and broaden your expertise. Photos by Paulo Amorim THE STORE With our unsurpassed, unique selection of hand-chosen culinary tools you can easily prepare healthy and flavorful meals like the professionals at home. Essentials@ Spoon & Whisk 1675 Route 9 • Clifton Park, NY 12065 • (518) 371-4450 www.spoonandwhisk.com • www.facebook.com/SpoonAndWhisk Whatever your level of expertise in the kitchen, you will always learn something new and exciting at Spoon & Whisk´s Cooking School. They have earned a reputation for world-class instruction by offering culinary expertise from talented, local instructors. Since 2007, award winning chefs, professors and cookbook authors, including chefs from your favorite local restaurants teach the classes. One of the cooking school goals is for you to be able to re-create at home what you learn there. Spoon & Whisk encourages you to sign up early so that you have your choice of classes. Each class includes a copy of the recipes and a meal of the foods prepared. Please review the Registration and Policy Information on their web site, visit: http://spoonandwhisk.com/index. php/cooking-classes