Demystifying Canning

When it comes to preserving the seasonal bounty of the Hudson Valley, it is imperative to have a conversation about canning. Why is this important to know? Well, everything has a season and a shelf life. That includes fruits, veggies, meat and fish. Canning allows us to enjoy seasonal ingredients all year long, such as…

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La Salumina

Salumi, one of the great achievements of the Italian kitchen, is now available in the Hudson Valley at La Salumina in Hurleyville. Owners, Eleanor Friedman and Gianpiero Pepe, first crossed paths while working in Siena, Italy. Eleanor, a New York native, had an apprenticeship as a butcher and norcino (salumi producer) when she met Gianpiero,…

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