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Local Chefs Share their Cookbook Recommendations

8 Cookbooks to Broaden Your Culinary Horizons and Inspire Your #QuarantineCuisine
With everyone on lockdown, Americans are cooking and baking more than ever. Before you tire yourself out on the same old recipes, why not use this time to expand your culinary repertoire. We asked Hudson Valley chefs for their top cookbook recommendations, and threw in a couple of our own too.


Foraging for Spring Wild Edibles with Dina Falconi

Supplement Your Farmed Veggies with These Wild Edibles You Can Forage in Spring
Clinical herbalist and author of Foraging and Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Cookbook, Dina Falconi shares some great wild edibles to find in April.


Bottoms Up: Alcohol Sales Up 55 Percent in the Last Week Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Across the US, people are bunkering down and drinking—a lot. While nearly almost every other industry flounders, liquor store sales have spiked across the nation, and the Hudson Valley is no exception.


Make these 5 Pantry Staples at Home During Quarantine

Why Not Expand Your Culinary Repertoire While Your Cooped Up at Home
From apple cider vinegar to bread to body lotion, here are five pantry staples to make at home while you shack up and wait out the pandemic.


How to Help Hudson Valley Restaurants and Service Industry Workers Impacted by COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 has upended the restaurant world as we know it. An unprecedented number of service industry workers are now unemployed, and independent restaurants are facing mounting costs without revenue to match. To help support our Hudson Valley restaurants and service industry workers, we put together a list of ways we can all pitch in—from buying merch to donating to fundraisers going directly to the workers who need it most.


These Local Organizations are Offering Meal Assistance During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Support these Efforts and Help Keep Your Neighbors Fed
With the closure of public schools and small businesses, many families are losing an important meal assistance as well as income streams to feed their families. Here are Hudson Valley organizations, projects, and food pantries working to keep our neighbors fed during the coronavirus pandemic.


Toasted Rye Sazerac: Batched Cocktail Perfection at Kingston Bread + Bar

A Little Rye with Your Rye?
From guest baker at Rough Draft to head honcho at the new Kingston Bread + Bar, Aaron Quint is filling Uptown Kingston with the irresistible aroma of fresh-baked bread, which you can wash down with one of 12 craft beers on tap and batched cocktails on tap.


Kingston Bread + Bar

The City's New Bakery-Meets-Bar is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread
With the opening earlier this month of this all-day bakery and bar, bread has gone next level in Kingston. Aaron Quint is the baker Kingston has been waiting for.


Candy Crush: You’ll Love These Handcrafted Valentine’s Chocolates from Fruition

This Valentine’s Day, Fruition is rolling out a line of limited-edition offerings like including their annual 10-piece heart collection, a strawberries and cream bar, and chocolate-tumbled raspberries, all available at their Shokan maker space or their boutique in Woodstock.


Hudson Valley Cheap Eats: The 2020 List

A Dinner Entree for Less than $15? Count Us In.
For when you’re saving for that tropical vacation, we’ve rounded up 15 Hudson Valley restaurants where you can get a respectable dinner entree for under $15.


5 Places to Dine and Drink in January 2020

Five spots where we’ll be dining and drinking.


Wild For The Holidays: A New Foraging Mini-Series from Master Herbalist Dina Falconi

Have you always wished you knew a little more about foraging and herbals? Our area's preniere wild-food expert and clinical herbalist has collaborated with her award-winning vieographer son to create a gift to the world in this series of warm and informative video lessons. Herbal truffles? Yes you can!


Kitchen at Shale Hill Farm: Michelin-Caliber Catering Comes to the Hudson Valley

Planning an occasion that needs to be nothing short of superb? You might want to look at the catering service offered by the brand-new Kitchen at Shale Hill Farm, ia joint venture of Michelin-starred Chef Patti Jackson and the owners of the Dutch Ale House iand Windmill Wine and Spirits. Their goal: Your sophisticated guests will enjoy the finest meal of their lives on a Hudson valley farm.


Meet Yesfolk Tonics: A Look Inside Troy's Church of Perpetual Fermentation

Together with a crew of family members, West Coast transplants Yiyi Mendoza and Adam Elabd are building out their fermented beverage biz Yesfolk Tonics, brewing probiotic, beyond-organic kombucha and kefir in the basement of former church in Troy.



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