Items tagged with 'interviews'

Ric Orlando, curry salad, and the Beaujolais nouveau

ric orlando and salads

Chef Ric with winter kale salads.

"I do peasant food," says Ric Orlando, "I'm a blue jeans chef -- that's how I cook."

The Chopped champ and New World owner is the honorary chair of the AIDS Council's annual event celebrating Beaujolais nouveau -- the young wine made from Gamay grapes -- and it seems like a good fit. Because Beaujolais, Ric says, is a blue jeans kind of wine.

"Beaujolais, to me, is a great everyday, at the tavern, on the terrace, on the deck, in the bathtub, with breakfast kind of wine," he says.

The Beaujolais is fermented only a few weeks before its release is celebrated with parties worldwide.

Orlando says he's a big fan of the wine and he's come up with a few new dishes he'll be pairing it with at the AIDS Council's Beujolais nouveau release party on November 15.

After the jump, talking with Ric about pairing food and wines, America's slowly changing palate, Italy's gastronomic intelligentsia, cheap wine vs. bad wine, and licking hubcaps.

(there's more)

Failure, the show

failure exhibit big

By Liz Clancy Lerner

Failure is like a sucker-punch to your self esteem, and something most people don't like to talk about. But it's a topic that Yaminay Chaudhri wants out in the open. "There's a lot of human dignity in learning to keep moving and getting back up," she says.

An architect turned artist, Yaminay is a graduate student in studio art (with a focus in combined media) at UAlbany. She's the curator of Failure -- a show that's taking place tonight at Collar Works in Troy.

It features work from local artists -- videos, journal entries and greeting cards -- all on the topic of failure. It will also have a "wall of shame" -- an invitation for you to contribute.

(there's more)

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

FameLab at EMPAC

Could be interesting: FameLab will be at EMPAC Tuesday evening. What's that? Let's go to the blurbage: Think American Idol...for scientists! FameLab is a panel-judged... (more)

Morning Blend

Oil trains: A Hearst investigation looks at how the railroad industry has blocked/slowed the adoption of a safety system called Positive Train Control for decades.... (more)

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (one for six), to... (more)

This week was brougt to you by.

This week was brought to you by fancy hats, pretty parks and county fairs. It was also made possible by miSci, formerly the Schenectady Museum... (more)

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA: + County fair season as started in the Capital Region -- here's a roundup... (more)

Recent Comments

Indeed, I would go Mookie Wilson on that meal.

The week ahead

...has 1 comment, most recently from Jessica R W

Where to play pinball?

...has 20 comments, most recently from Pinballeric

Where to celebrate National Tequila Day

...has 7 comments, most recently from Ron

A quick recap of the week

...has 1 comment, most recently from Linda Psomas

Paper artist Niki Haynes

...has 2 comments, most recently from Kaylynn Raschke