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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Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Salsa Macha

Every now and then, I love cooking vegetables the same way I would cook a large roast of meat. Whole-roasting cauliflower is a great statement roast and a nice change of pace from your classic Sunday roast. The star of this dish is the salsa macha. Salsa macha is unlike other salsas that might come…

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Spaghetti Squash Johnny Cake with Spicy Maple Peanut Vinaigrette

This recipe shows my love of johnny cakes. While johnny cakes are more of a breakfast dish and often on the sweet side, I wanted to enjoy them as a savory appetizer. That’s where spaghetti squash comes in. Spaghetti squash has a natural sweetness that works well with the cornmeal in the batter, yet it…

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Chanterelles on Toast with Corn Pudding & Goat Cheese

Chanterelles and corn are kindred spirits. I fully believe in their affinity because they reach peak season at the same time. Chanterelles have a natural, earthy sweetness that is quite similar to corn. In this recipe, we’ll nestle sautéed chanterelles onto grilled sourdough bread from Bread Alone Bakery that is bathed in corn pudding made…

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Chanterelles

Riddle me this! What is tasty, golden and springs to life in the drab forest? Chanterelles! Of all the mushrooms to forage during summer and fall in the Hudson Valley, chanterelles are among the most prized jewels in the woods. Their magical appeal is enjoyed the world over for many reasons. They have a great…

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Field & Larder

With a name like Field & Larder, this black-dirt farm in Chester, New York is on a mission to provide you with tasty produce you can enjoy all year long. Meet the farmer behind Field & Larder Charles from Field & Larder is what I would call a “chef’s gardener”. He provides all foodies with…

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Garlic

Historically used to fend off vampires, garlic has earned its place in the culinary world as the single most-used ingredient in savory dishes. Garlic is one of 700 species in the allium (onion) family. There are two different types of garlic: softneck (allium sativum) and hardneck (allium ophioscorodon, also known as stiffneck). Both types of…

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