Strawberry Gazpacho with Balsamic, Basil, Black Pepper, Olive Oil Croutons & Guanciale

Gazpacho. To many of us, gazpacho means tomatoes, which is true. But, why should we wait until deep in the middle of summer to enjoy a gazpacho, especially when we have strawberries popping up at the farmers market? The classic-but-uncommon pairing of strawberries and balsamic is one of my favorite things to eat in late…

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Fish & Chips with Summer Herb Tartar Sauce

What’s golden brown and delicious? Fish and chips. There’s no better fish you can use for fish and chips than fluke. Fluke offers a subtle, sweet flavor with tiny flakes as you crack through the crispy batter. One of my simplest tricks to enhance fluke’s flavor and golden color is to add Vadouvan curry. In…

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Salad of Cucumbers, Smoked Trout, Nasturtium & Buttermilk Dill Dressing

This salad harkens back to meals around the dinner table with my mother. Growing up, we used to eat cucumber salad tossed with sour cream, vinegar and sliced onion. It was simple and delicious, especially when the cucumbers were in season, which only happens once a year. I’ve added garlic pickle and dill pickle to…

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Coppersea Distilling

Whiskey with providence…or simply, terroir. Nestled away in the cradle of Bonticou Crag, Coppersea Distilling is whiskey with providence. Their heritage method distilling process captures the essence of the Hudson Valley in a bottle. Chief Distiller and Blender, Christopher Briar Williams, uses heritage methods to craft the spirits at Coppersea Distilling. The result is a…

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Slowly Roasted Peppercorn Crusted Short Rib with Olive Oil Marinated Blue Cheese & Broccoli Rabe

Short ribs are always a good idea in the cooler months of the year. This recipe plays off the first steak dish I learned to make, which is steak au poivre (peppercorn crusted steak). I love how the funkiness of Old Chatham Sheep Herding Company Ewe’s Blue pairs with beef, so this dish was a…

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Roasted Pumpkin Farrotto with Toma Celena & Mushroom Conserva

When I think of classic fall ingredients, I think of pumpkin. And what better way to cook them then roast them and pair them with mushrooms foraged from the woods of the Hudson Valley? Now, you may be asking, “What is farrotto?” Farrotto is simply risotto made with an ancient grain called farro that hails…

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Five-spice Roasted Duck Breast with Duck Fat Tater Tots, Crab Apple & Candied Ginger Chutney

Duck and apples were meant to be together. They’re like Bonnie and Clyde, Simon and Garfunkel, Batman and Robin…well, you get it. They’re a great team. This recipe plays into the Hudson Valley’s strengths during the autumn harvest. Apples, ducks, tater tots. Okay, maybe tater tots aren’t a traditional Hudson Valley ingredient, but who doesn’t…

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Salt-baked Celery Root with Smoked Duck, Pickled Grapes & Brown Butter Vinaigrette

Salt-baking vegetables, like celery root (often called celeriac), is a sneaky way to retain all the moisture inside a vegetable. It traps the juices, creating a seal so the vegetable “steam bakes” in its own juices. Once the celery root is salt baked, it is then tossed with a brown butter vinaigrette to drive home…

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