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Hey, Henry, What’s for Dinner

IN THIS QUADRICENTENNIAL YEAR OF Henry Hudson’s accidental discovery of the river that would eventually bear his name, it is interesting to think about what food might have been like

The Evolution of Sinterklaas

THE HISTORY OF SANTA CLAUS follows a gripping tale of generosity that dates back to the fourth century and a man named Nicholas, who bestowed gifts anonymously, expecting nothing in

General Washington and His Walnuts

BECAUSE GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON IS one of the most-well known and most beloved personalities in United States’ history, both the facts and the fictions about him fill volumes. He had

Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

IN GREAT BRITAIN, SHROVE TUESDAY, the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, is Pancake Day. In the Netherlands, every day can be an occasion to eat pancakes.

The Palatines Turn 300

ON THE SECOND WEEKEND IN October in Germantown (Columbia County), descendants of the colonists from the Palatinate region of southwest Germany and their guests will consume about 125 pounds of

Garden to Table, Circa 1650

FARM TO TABLE. THAT PHRASE now appears on menus, websites, blogs—it sounds so up-to-the-minute, so modern. Yet, looking at Het Vermakelijk Land-leven (The Pleasurable Country Life), a seventeenth-century Dutch gardening

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week is back this April 8-21!