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ALBANY — One is a veteran chef with an attitude. The other is struggling with whether to expand her operations.

That’s how Food Network is pitching the episodes of its new “Chef Boot Camp” series, due to debut April 8, that features the head chefs of two restaurants that are about seven blocks apart, on either end of Arbor Hill.

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According to a network description of the

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Easter is a Christian festival that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus three days after he was crucified by the Romans. It is a holiday filled with joy, the colors of spring, festive pastel outfits, egg hunts and bunnies delivering sugary gifts to kids all over the globe — and, of course, the iconic Easter brunch.

I love to go over to my friends’ houses on Easter afternoon because I know the spread will be magnificent. I am never disappointed.

This year, with the holiday falling on April 4, I offer up for your Easter

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As the story goes, the seeds for LeBron James’s HBO show, The Shop, were planted one evening in late 2015 in New York, when James and his business partner Maverick Carter, the advertising executive Steve Stoute, Paul Rivera (who works for James and Carter), and the rapper Nas were having dinner at Carbone, one of the NBA star’s favorite spots. Drake has also dropped a reference to the high-end, over-the-top reinvention of Italian red-sauce joints in his 2017 track “Do Not Disturb.”

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These are the high-flying, high-earning circles that overlap at Carbone, which now has restaurants not only

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With the help of a cocktail expert, we crafted some boozy beverages you can easily make using some of the tastiest CBD-infused drinks on the market right now.

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Don’t get me wrong. I am grateful for this whole “Cali sober” thing. I fully support the Dry January trend. This cultural phenomenon has helped establish a whole new kind of

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Illustration for article titled Make Fancier Drinks With Freeze-Dried Fruit

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Like any millennial who grew up inundated with commercials for Space Camp (yet never went), I hold freeze dried foods in high regard. Dippin’ Dots may claim to be the “ice cream of the future,” but you won’t find it at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. No, that particular gift shop real estate is taken up by freeze dried ice cream—also known as “astronaut ice cream”—which, cruelly, astronauts cannot take into space (it’s too dusty).

Freeze dried foods are fun, texturally speaking, and have become much more mainstream since

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This week, when you buy a meal at any one of the more than 15 Off the Grid food markets or other events, your dining dollars will help boost the crusade against Asian hate crimes.

Off the Grid is donating all of its proceeds through April 4 to the Asian Pacific Fund.

“When part of our community is in crisis, it’s imperative that we come together in support,” the OTG group said in announcing the program. “In light of the horrific hate crimes sweeping the Asia American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, we are launching a campaign to raise funds and

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