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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.

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7 tasteofschenectady.com • Vol. 3 • No. 1 Internationally acclaimed Chef Walter Staib has been named the recipient of the Historic Hotels of America 2017 Historian of the Year Award.” DVD WINNERS! Congratulations to the winners of the FREE DVD random drawing for a copy of a Taste of History. The winners are: Joe S., Scotia, NY; Scott M., Albany; Patrick H., Glenville, NY; Ms. Charmaine R., Albany, NY; Ms. Jay I., Pittsfield, MA. Our thoughts are with the people affected in the Caribbean islands during this difficult time. They’re working diligently to get back to normal and we’re hopeful they will soon, with vast improvements being made daily. Given the impact of the hurricanes in the effected areas this season, we understand that there is uncertainty regarding travel to the Caribbean. Looking at the Caribbean as a whole, the region, outside of four ports RCC, Ltd. had on its itineraries, is in a condition to provide the same level of Azamara’s Destination Immersion® experience that mutual guests are accustomed to. However, the damage sustained in the following four ports warrant a temporary substitution during November and December. RCC. Ltd. are replacing Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Tortola and Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands; and Roseau, Dominica on Azamara Quest® sailings with alternative locations, until these islands have fully recovered. Please note, December voyages that start and end in San Juan will not be adjusted, but the crossing in November will replace San Juan with Bermuda. RCC, Ltd. does not anticipate any other itinerary changes at this time. They appreciate your patience and support and look forward to providing travelers with a safe and unforgettable Caribbean vacation.