Sparkling wines can make special occasions more enjoyable. That is why they’re generally reserved for big events that warrant toasts such as New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Aging men and women may be tempted to eschew home cooking entirely. After all, there are plenty of convenient frozen or take-out foods available that can be whipped up in a snap.

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BATAVIA — Comfort can be found in the food we eat and the memories we keep. Even if someone is gone, his or her legacy can live on.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year yet again. Regardless of what holiday you will be celebrating, this time of the year is always so full of joy and happiness, which is why it is my favorite time of the year.

New York Farm Bureau’s 2020 Market Basket Survey shows the price of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner saw a modest uptick from last year’s meal. The average total price, which includes a 16-pound turkey and other common items found on a holiday dinner table, is $49.23 or a $2.86 increase com…

Welcome to November everyone! The crazy weather seems to be very fitting for the year that we have had, but hopefully the snow waits a little bit before it gets too bad, I’m not quite ready for that yet.

Happy (almost) Halloween everyone! I am a week early, but I am sure that most of you already have your decorations up. I do not have too many decorations in my dorm at college, but I do have a few mini pumpkins that I was planning to paint with my roommates.

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BATAVIA — Rochester Regional Health’s tradition of celebrating breast cancer survivors at United Memorial Medical Center’s Pink Hatters annual fundraiser will look a little different this year.

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Welcome to October everyone! I struggle to pick a favorite season, but I love fall because of all of the beautiful colors as well as the fact that I can wear sweaters almost all of the time now.

Hello everyone! As summer begins to draw to a close, this is typically the time that kids begin to think about going back to school. This year is going to look very different from what school is normally like, but that doesn’t mean that everything has to change.

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GENESEO – Foodlink, a regional food bank serving a 10-county region that includes Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties, will host several food distribution events in the GLOW as part of an ongoing response to the COVID-19 crisis.

PERRY — During the COVID-19 pandemic, some food pantries are experiencing great demand. To help out, Perry Rotary donated funds to the Castile, Silver Springs and Warsaw food pantries.

Michael Zambito, chef and owner of Zambistro in Medina, holds up a plate of lobster pasta, his signature dish. (Rocco Laurienzo/Daily News)

MEDINA — Months before chef Michael Zambito opened Zambistro in an unassuming store front on Medina’s Main Street, he started crafting his menu. Balancing upscale items like Sicilian salmon with down-home comforts like bacon-wrapped meatloaf, he prepared a fine dining experience that was lac…

The lobster pasta is the cornerstone of Zambistro in Medina. (Rocco Laurienzo/Daily News)

The Sloppy Joey at Breeze Inn Again Café.

HAMBURG — It’s no surprise, in a region that loves to eat, that the number one reason why people attend the annual Erie County Fair is food.

Nicole Bellnier, co-owner of the Breeze Inn Again Café in Kent, holds up the eatery’s signature dish, the Sloppy Joey. (Rocco Laurienzo/Daily News)

State and county fair season has arrived, and that means there will be rides and games galore. While many people are drawn to fairs by the entertainment, just as many are willing to stand in line for the unique and tasty foods that seem to embody fair and carnival fun.

Laura Salvania, co-owner of Salvania’s Restaurant in Batavia has been serving up bowls of rigatoni by the dozen since the eatery opened 34 years ago. (Rocco Laurienzo/Daily News)

The rigatoni at Salvania's Restaurant in Batavia sells for $6.50 with meatball and $6.95 with Italian sausage and comes with a side salad and bread. (Rocco Laurienzo/Daily News)

Many people desire to be healthier, and sales of nutritional supplements reflect such desires. A report by Packaged Facts titled “Nutritional Supplements in the U.S,” says supplement sales reached $11.5 billion in 2012 and have been climbing ever since.

Kristi and Tommy Streamer, owners of the Amber Lantern Bar & Restaurant in Warsaw, show off their signature dish, the Max Burger with a side of homemade french fries. (Rocco Laurienzo/Daily News)

The Max Burger at Amber Lantern Bar & Restaurant in Warsaw. (Rocco Laurienzo/Daily News)

(AP) — The FDA is phasing out artificial trans fats from the food supply, but people should limit their intake of saturated fats, too, which can also cause heart disease. There are three main types of fat: unsaturated, saturated and trans fats.

The right dietary choices can not only improve your health but the environment as well. But urbanization and increasingly busy schedules force many people to seek the most convenient, and not necessarily the healthiest, foods.