On Sunday Albany John got ready for his fifth(fifth) year of Cooks for Kids. It benefits Two Together, which hosts a bunch of after-school programs for Albany kiddos.
They’ve had it at various locations over the years, but for the past couple of years it’s been at the New York State Museum’s Terrace Gallery (the upstairs part).
I’m glad he made baked empanadas because these were awesome. Light flaky crust (part masa harina & flour), tasty meaty innards.
I’m not a big Price Chopper fan (I’ve received generally poor service, so I don’t shop there), but Jane was the most adorable little thing ever. When she first got up there she was asking if everyone could hear/see her because “I look at pictures of events and think ‘Who is that skinny, short lady?’ and realize that it’s me.”
They might just make me a Chopper Shopper once again.
I wanted to weep with happiness when I saw this carafe. Albany John got excited because he thought it was coffee. I got excited because there was another carafe labeled “PORK GRAVY”. I am not kidding you.
Notice anyone in the picture above? Maybe a Breslin? (Getting food from the chef on the very right)
They also had some iced teas that were really refreshing, too. I gotta get out to Four Corners and try some more of their stuff.
Check it – fruit covered cheesecake & a banana kind of pastry thing from Four Corners. The cheesecake was great – creamy, not too sweet, and just set enough. I’m picky with cheesecake and I almost went back for seconds here. The banana thing I got because of the massive amount of whipped cream on top (it was real whipped cream, too!).
The carrot cake slice in the back was one someone made and was amazing! Moist, dense but lightly textured with some great cream cheese frosting. Holy moly, it blew me away!
I also got to chat with some local Albany-active people. Political maybe, I’m not really sure. I don’t keep up with politics, and they just assumed I knew who they were or what they were about. I really had no idea, so while they were nice, I really didn’t understand half of what they said because I have no clue what the context was.