• Frankie’s in Lenox

    Superb Osso Bucco

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 30th, 2023

    Whenever it's on the menu I generally order osso bucco. I have enjoyed it from Palm Beach to Bologna. Even made it from time to time at home. The version at Frankie's in Lenox was among the best ever

  • Raise a Glass to Michelangelo

    Famous, Rich and...... Miserly!

    By: Jessica Robinson - Sep 21st, 2020

    Ever wonder what the great artist, sculptor, architect, painter and poet, Michelangelo, ate and drank? According to his handwritten, and illustrated, 16th century grocery list, the Master thrived on a diet of fish, bread and lots of wine.

  • Corona Cookbook: Dried Mushrooms

    Soup and Stir Fry

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 05th, 2020

    A pound of dry mushrooms goes a long way. When you soak them be sure to save the water which is dark and flavorful. For meals this week we had fun experimenting.

  • Potato, Leek, Mushroom Soup


    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 10th, 2020


  • Corona Cookbook; Artichokes

    Marinated Sicilian Style

    By: c - Dec 13th, 2020


  • Corona Cookbook: Sausage, Sauerkraut and Beer

    Easy, Delicious and Fun

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 20th, 2020

    On a recent snowbound night we opted to eat out of the freezer. That entailed smoked Polish sausage with kraut, beer and tarragon. It's simple and quick for the two of us as well as fun for a dinner party. We get our imported ingredients at a terrific Polish deli in Pittsfield.

  • Corona Cookbook: Cataplana

    Festival of Fish

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 25th, 2020

    For Christmas Eve in Sicilian homes feast of the fishes is traditional. Particularly eel. That's just not possible in the landlocked Berkshires. We are far away from the docks and catch of the day. As a special meal I made my first attempt to replicate cataplana from my all time favorite restaurant Azorean in Gloucester. Overall, it was fabulous but I have ideas to make it better next time.

  • Corona Cookbook: Duck and Red Cabbage

    Traditional Christmas Dinner

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 26th, 2020


  • Corona Cookbook: Beef Tacos

    Easy Dinner for Four

    By: Patricia Hills - Jan 02nd, 2021


  • Corona Cookbook: Unique Pasta

    By: Phillip S. Kampe - Jan 11th, 2021


  • Corona Cookbook: Arab String Beans and Lamb

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 26th, 2021


  • Mezze in Williamstown

    Soup is Chill

    By: MEZZE - Jun 09th, 2021

    Mezze in Williamstown changes with the seasons. Now in a heat spell they are creating chilled beet soup garnished with cucumbers, green olive, gammelgarden yogurt and salmon roe.

  • Comfort Food

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 25th, 2021


  • Mezze Fall Menu

    Ramen to Go

    By: Mezze - Oct 26th, 2021

    As the leaves began falling to the ground, Chef was inspired to create ramen: only available for takeout! Why do ramen? It's sustainable, comforting, and delicious. 

  • Spatchcocked Duck

    A Festive New Year's Dinner

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 01st, 2022


  • Lamb Shanks

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 09th, 2022


  • Turducken

    Fair or Fowl

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jan 02nd, 2022


  • Bluebird & Co. To Tweet at Jiminy Peak

    Mezze Opens New Resturant This Summer

    By: Mezze - Apr 19th, 2023

    Mezze Hospitality Group will open Bluebird & Co., its forthcoming restaurant celebrating the outdoors, in Hancock, MA, near the base of Jiminy Peak. Bluebird & Co. is the group’s first new restaurant since selling allium, in Great Barrington, Mass., almost five years ago

  • The Impossible Dream a Kosher Muffaletta

    Celebrating Rosh Hashanah in New Orleans

    By: Alan Smason - Sep 26th, 2022

    For people living in New Orleans or visitors to the city, an Italian specialty, the muffaletta – a sandwich composed of various processed meats, cheese and olive salad layered upon a huge round loaf of sesame seeded Italian bread – has been both a staple for locals and a much ballyhooed treat to be sampled by tourists. Here is a kosher version for Rosh Hashanah.

  • Adams Landmark Reopens as Firehouse Café and Bistro

    Legendary Berkshire Chef Xavier Jones

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 09th, 2022

    Although still on its maiden voyage, already Firehouse stands out as a Best in the Berkshires destination. We wish them success for the sake of all of us who enjoy fine dining.

  • Gorging in Gloucester

    Bounty of the Sea

    By: Charles Giuliano - May 23rd, 2022

    For our first road trip in three years we visited my sister Pip and ancestral home on Cape Ann. We worked on research for a new book Pip and Me Growing up in Gloucester. It was a week of fabulous seafood and time with friends.

  • Peasant Stock

    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 22nd, 2022


  •  Corned Beef and Cabbage

    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 18th, 2022


  • Portuguese Kale Soup

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 26th, 2022


  • Chili and Baked Potato

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 07th, 2022


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