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Diana Louise Carter is a native of Rochester, NY, and life-long journalist. She and her husband live in the Upper Monroe neighborhood and a daughter and two sons, all of whom are college students.

Community Kitchen brings students nutrition and opportunities (access required)

Chef Charmaine Walker (in red apron) shows students Raajon Moss, left, and Jada Walker how to make Caesar salad dressing. (Photo by Diana Louise Carter)

  The kitchen backsplashes are covered with up-to-date subway tiles. There are seven workstations, complete with sink, oven and range combo, counter space and storage cupboards and drawers. And there are even control panels operated with a code so students ...

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Farm-to-table movement gains steam in Finger Lakes (access required)

Samantha Buyskes, executive chef at F2T restaurant in Geneva, explains the meat course served at a special dinner after the alfresco FLX event organized by the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce.  Photo supplied by the chamber.

  Full-service hotels, especially those in small markets, don’t normally get adventurous with their restaurants. But the Ramada Plaza in Geneva, which changed hands in October 2017, has set out to do just that with the hiring of Finger Lakes culinary star ...

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