Cool School Food and Moosewood

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The Coalition for Healthy School Food. by Amie Hamlin In Ithaca, NY, we believe our Cool School Food program is the first Farm to School program in the country to feature local organic beans and tofu for use in the entrée (known as the meat/meat alternate in USDA school food language). This past year a […]

Sunday Lunch and Live Piano at Moosewood

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Every Sunday afternoon classical pianist Jerome Attardo plays baroque music in our cafe from noon til 3. Moosewood serves lunch 7 days a week from 11:30 – 3:00. Come enjoy a fresh, delicious, healthful  Sunday lunch and Jerome’s playing.      


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A flavorful side dish with any curry or an excellent addition to an array of Indian dishes. Served with rice and yogurt, dhall (also spelled dal or dhal) can be a meal in itself. 5.0 from 1 reviews Save Print Dhall Recipe type: side dish Cuisine: Indian Serves: 4 to 6   Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 1½ […]

Moosewood Bans the Box

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Across the nation and here in Tompkins County, there is a Ban-the-Box movement to reduce barriers to employment for applicants who have a felony conviction on their record. Given the enormous number of people who have been convicted, the vast majority for non-violent crimes, employers play an important role in helping people find decent, stable […]

Spinach Callaloo with Crabmeat

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Callaloo is a green that is commonly found in Jamaican groceries. It’s still not easy to find in the Ithaca area, so we often use fresh spinach instead. Spinach cooks fast and its distinct taste really shines through in this dish. Our recipe is adapted from the traditional Jamaican preparation that combines greens with coconut […]

Peach Soup

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What could be better than this luscious, versatile fruit soup accompanied by a cold, savory main dish salad for a summer brunch? Or try it as an elegant dessert accompanied by almond cookies or biscotti. For the best flavor, use fresh, very ripe peaches and add peach, orange, or almond liqueur for a special touch. […]

Moosewood Restaurant Owners Join Opposition to Crestwood Plans

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Letter to the Editor of The Ithaca Journal August 12, 2015 By Tony Del Plato & Gabriel Shapiro On behalf of Moosewood, Inc. the 19 owners of Moosewood Restaurant unanimously join over 300 businesses and municipalities in the Finger Lakes in opposition to the Crestwood, Inc. plans to store up to 2.10 million barrels (88.20 million […]

Straight from the Moose’s Mouth

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Sometimes the world is an interesting place. You work for four decades to craft a good and honest company that leaves in the world more than it takes. Then you get a call from a news outlet. You ask for more time because things are unfolding. Then a premature story gets posted and you have false rumors on […]