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Taste of Schenectady and Beyond FALL 2017

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.


44 • Vol. 3 • No. 1 An Evening in the Berkshires at The Lion’s Den, or weekend trip! The Stockbridge area is blessed with a line-up of cultural attractions, international festivals, theatre, galleries, museums, music and more The Lion’s Den pub, located downstairs at The Red Lion Inn at 30 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA, offers entertainment seven nights a week, and never a cover charge. There’s different entertainment each night, with regular appearances by local performers including David Grover, the Sun Mountain Fiddler, and the Housatonic Philharmonic, offering everything from acoustic folk to R&B, and reggae to the blues. Some nationally recognized performers have been known to grace their humble pub stage from time to time – James Taylor, Lauren Ambrose and Roger Salloom among them. Go to their web site here to view the schedule of nightly entertainment. Interested in playing at the Den? Email or call 413.298.1645 and they would be happy to help. On chilly nights ask for a table by the fireplace and enjoy a genuine pint of ale or stout, a glass of your favorite wine, or a mug of hot mulled cider – all accompanied by their classic pub fare. There are many reasonably priced motels nearby to make a weekend getaway. The Norman Rockwell Museum down the street is a worth the trip! The Lion’s Den is open with entertainment from 8pm-11pm, Sunday- Thursday and 9pm-midnight Friday and Saturday. The Lion’s Den is open 7 days a week. I lived in the Berkshires for six (6) years, and Thursday nights, The Lion’s Den was where I went to see my friend, David Grover, jam!