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Tips for Summer Grilling Success

Tips for Summer Grilling Success

Advice from the team at Berkshire Food Co-op
There are few things that shout “summer” quite like a good old-fashioned barbecue. And with the return of larger gatherings with friends and family this summer, it’s time to refresh yourself with the tips and tricks that will carry you and your trusty grill through the season. To learn more, we turned to the team at Berkshire Food Co-op in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, a go-to for local and sustainable food at accessible prices since 1981.

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Sips & Bites | June 2021

From a new cafe to tapas and an organic grocer, here are five places to eat, drink, and food shop this June.

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Chef and Food Writer Tamar Adler's Recipe for Joy

A Culinary Poem for Our Time
Tamar Adler is hard at work on her next cookbook, a follow-up to 2018's Something Old, Something New: Classic Recipes Revised.

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5 Local Brands You Didn’t Know You Could Find at Sunflower Market

From specialty cheeses to CBD products, there's something to pique everyone's interest
Those local to the Woodstock or Rhinebeck areas will no doubt know Sunflower Natural Foods Market as a go-to for healthy, local, and organic food in the Hudson Valley. Since 1978, sourcing from the region’s many farms and producers has been central to the mission of the family-owned and -operated market. With such a diversity of products available in-store however, it can be easy to overlook some of the hidden gems that line Sunflower’s shelves. To help you discover a few of them on your next visit, we’ve rounded up five local brands that you should definitely keep an eye out for.

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Dirty Bacchus: This Natural Wine Store Might Send You Into Ritual Ecstasy

There's No Booze in this Beacon Wine Shop, Just Natural and Low-Intervention Wines, Meads, Ciders, and Sake
“I wasn’t that big into wine,” says Steven Ventura, owner of Dirty Bacchus in Beacon, “until the natural wine thing started, I just wasn't really moved by it.” Ventura was more partial to spirits.

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Village Grocery & Refillery Opens in Midtown Kingston

In Place of the Old Sunshine Market, Organic Groceries and Asian-Inspired Fare
When Sydney natives Anthea White and Mark Palmer used to take their soul/jazz/pop outfit The Hipstones on the road, it was always a tour goal to find the best coffee in every town and city.

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But First, Coffee: The Hudson Valley's Coffee Roasters

Local roasters dishing up specialty coffees from single-origin and microlot roasts to house blends.

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Sips & Bites | April 2021

To a new cacao boutique on Kingston's Wall Street to a wholesome breakfast and lunch spot on Athens' adorable waterfront strip, here is a roundup of notable local eateries.

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Cacao Lab: Kingston Gets a Ceremonial Cacao Boutique

Cacao Drinks, Bonbons, and Ceremony
The tale of Kingston’s recent transformation is succinctly illustrated in a single storefront: In the former Dunkin’ Donuts location on Wall Street, you can now find Cacao Lab, a ceremonial cacao boutique.

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Local Cheeseboard: Cheesemakers of Upstate New York

From aged hard cheeses to fluffy chevres and indulgent triple cremes with bloomy rinds, the cheesemakers of the Hudson Valley do it all. Working with goat, sheep, and cow milk, the farmer and cheese artisans of the region are creating a wide spread of rich products to rival the finest French cheeses and level up your snack platter game.

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The Hudson Valley's Sourdough Spots

A Compendium of Tasty Bakeries to Get Your Fresh-Baked Artisanal Bread Fix
There's nothing quite like a fresh-baked, still-warm sourdough loaf—the crackle of the crust and the pillowy crumb. Post-lockdown, most of us have hung up our bread-baking aprons, but we're still hooked on sourdough. Here's where to get your artisanal bread fix in the Hudson Valley.

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The Personal Is Delectable: Simply Julia is a Cookbook with a Personal Twist

Julia Turshen's Latest Book Offers Healthy Comfort Food Recipes + Personal Essays
Renowned chef, food writer, and podcaster Julia Turshen takes a healthier approach to 110 easily prepared comfort foods in her new cookbook, Simply Julia.

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Sips & Bites | March 2021

Transport yourself to motor city with a slice Detroit-inspired deep dish pizza at a new Poughkeepsie eatery; pop into your local butchery for custom cuts of ethically raised meats; and sample some fine Mediterranean dining in Fishkill.

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Black Dot Hits the Spot with Single-Origin Coffee and Brunch Bites in Stone Ridge

Since Carthaigh Coffee closed, Stone Ridge hasn't had a proper coffee spot. Sure there's Bodacious Bagels, where you can get New York deli-style drip, with cream and sugar added for you, along with your bagel and schmear—which has its charm. But for the espresso-fiending, latte-loving types, there was nothing. Then on Boxing Day 2020, Black Dot opened its doors—a belated holiday present, serving up single-origin coffee and tasty tartines on Bread alone baguettes in a white-washed minimalist space.

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From Hot Sauce to Deli Classics: Frank's Fresh Pickling Co. Spices Up New Paltz

SUNY New Paltz alum Frank Cardella has long dreamt of opening an eatery in his college town.

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Kelly’s Bakery: Poughkeepsie Gets its Sourdough Fix

When Pandemic Breadbaking Turns into A Viable Business
Pretty much all of us dabbled in breadmaking during the first bout of lockdown, learning what a sourdough starter was and how to keep it alive, dusting off the ol’ Dutch oven, and churning out lumpy loaves of varying consistency.

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