Author Archives: Angela Cardinali

Berkshire Cure-All Takes 7 to James Beard in 2013!

Seven chefs from the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts create a seven-course meal at the James Beard Foundation in New York City in 2013. This backstage pass brings you behind the scenes at the Beard House with a team of Berkshire chefs who check their egos at the door and put on an all-local performance inContinue Reading

Find.Eat.Drink. in the Berkshires

Find.Eat.Drink is a unique online free guide based on eating, drinking and shopping recommendations from chefs, sommeliers, bartenders, baristas, butchers and food artisans. From noteworthy restaurants and speakeasy cocktail dens to dive bars, unique food shops and farmers markets, you’ll find trustworthy recommendations throughout the site and mobile app. Featured in The New York Times, Wired,Continue Reading

Brian Alberg: A Man with a Mission in this Historic Landscape

If you haven’t met or come across Brian Alberg, the omnipresent chef with a focus on local at The Red Lion Inn, you’ve been missing out on a Berkshire food crusader. A staunch supporter of regional, seasonal cuisine in the Berkshires and Hudson Valley, he’s doing a remarkable job making an impact on the foodContinue Reading

Berkshire Chefs Make Their Way to the Hudson Valley Bounty ‘Taste Of’ Dinner

This year’s Hudson Valley Bounty ‘Taste of’ Dinner on Monday, August 5 will be yet another on-the-road adventure for the Berkshire local food scene and we’re excited to tell the story. Eight chefs and foodmakers from the Berkshires will be making their way to the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Chatham, NY, where two dozen celebratedContinue Reading

Food Curated Meets The Meat Market Man

It’s finally cooled down and feels a little like autumn. Not exactly sure how we feel about that after the past few weeks of hellish heat. Given this brief reprieve, we think it’s the precise moment to strap on a full grilling bodysuit and kick up the coals for some open-fire fun. Berkshire Farm &Continue Reading

Food Curated in the Berkshires with Prairie Whale

As we get eaten alive by the ravenous mosquitoes of early summer, Berkshire Farm & Table is thrilled to share the first in a series of mini-food documentaries by Skeeter of Food.Curated. This one features owner and chief farmhand Mark Firth and Chef Stephen Browning of Prairie Whale (formerly Bell & Anchor) in Great Barrington.Continue Reading

From Tech Munch in NY to Food.Curated.

Back in May of 2012, I had the pleasure of meeting Liza de Guia (AKA Skeeter), the documentary food filmmaker, at a Tech Munch conference in New York. As Founder and Chief Storyteller of Food.Curated., Liza was a compelling speaker and I approached her to consider visiting the Berkshires to learn more about the localContinue Reading

Reaching the Masses: Media Event at the Culinary Loft

The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) hosted a media reception featuring Massachusetts vacation experiences in New York in early May 2013 at The Culinary Loft in Manhattan. In an effort to highlight all things culinary, MOTT partnered with two chefs in the Commonwealth — Michael Scelfo of Russell House Tavern in Cambridge andContinue Reading

ChefX Success!

BF&T’s two ChefX events in April were a hit and we’re excited to do it again!         The Hudson event at The Crimson Sparrow was well received and we sold as many tickets as possible given the last-minute demand for the dinner. The Berkshire-based event at Allium in Great Barrington was greatContinue Reading

ChefX is Heading to the Berkshires on April 29th

If you didn’t get to Hudson for the first one, now’s your chance! Five chefs from the Hudson Valley will be throwing down some great food on Monday, April 29th at Allium in Great Barrington, MA. Details available on our official ChefX page. Tickets must be purchased on Eventbrite by April 25th. Dinner menu forContinue Reading