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Eating by the Season

Asparagus Nage with Sauteéd Shrimp

Chef John-Michael Hamlet, John-Michael’s at Purdy’s Homestead Ingredients 4 tablespoons butter 4 bunches fresh asparagus 3 shallots 5 cloves garlic 10 sprigs fresh thyme 1 quart fresh vegetable stock 2

Wild Ramp and Goat Cheese Tart

Barbara Bogart, Locust Tree Restaurant Serves 8 Ingredients Tart Crust 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 pound butter (2 sticks), cut into cubes 1/2 cup pink peppercorns, crushed 2 teaspoons

Sweet Pea Panna Cotta

Bruce Kazan, Main Course Catering Serves 1 or 2 Ingredients 1 pound fresh spring peas 1 cup leaf spinach 1/2 cup scallions 4 garlic cloves, diced 2 teaspoons olive oil

Spring Pea and Watercress Risotto

Dafna Mizrahi, Monte’s Local Kitchen & Tap Room Serves 4 Ingredients 1 pound fresh spring peas 1/2 yellow onion, julienned 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 pounds fresh

Fiddleheads & Ramps

WINTER FOR A LOCAVORE can be long and relatively bland. While root vegetables and meat from the freezer have plenty of appeal and possibilities, even the most intrepid member of

Eating by the Trout Season

NO MATTER HOW YOU slice—or fillet—it, trout is a favorite fish of anglers, wildlife lovers and chefs alike. Barring a late season blizzard or flood, April through June in these

Hunting Morels in the Hudson Valley

ON APRIL WALKS THROUGH THE WOODS, some hikers look for trout lilies or buds on the ash trees as a confirmation that spring has arrived. Some listen for the distinctive

Eat Your Peas

WHEN IT COMES TO PEAS, there seems to be no middle ground. Either you’re saddled with the memory of your mother admonishing, “Eat your peas,” (as if eating the overcooked,

Maple Syrup Matures

BRI HART IS STANDING in the “sugar shack” at White Oak Farm in Yorktown Heights explaining how maple sap is converted to maple syrup. It’s a cold day in January,

Ful Medames (Traditional Egyptian Breakfast)

Nabil Ayoube, The Chef’s Table Ingredients Beans 1 pound dried fava beans 1 tablespoon white rice, uncooked 1 tablespoon red lentils, uncooked Salsa 1/2 cup medium chopped red onions 1/2

Fava Bean Bisque

Niels Nielsen, Fez This soup can be thick as porridge or almost bisque-like.   Serves 8 Ingredients 1 pound dried fava beans 4 large garlic cloves, smashed 1 tablespoon cumin

Maccu (Dried Fava and Fennel with Polenta)

Chef Meghan Fells, Artist’s Palate Serves 6 Ingredients 1 pound dried fava beans 3 quarts water or vegetable stock 2 white onions, diced 3 tablespoons sliced garlic 1 small fresh

Fava, a Two-Season Bean

HANNIBAL LECHTER ONLY hinted at the value and flavor of fava beans when he described eating a census taker’s liver with “some fava beans and a nice Chianti” in the

Breakfast Pizza

Chef Claudia Levesque, Homespun Foods Ingredients 1 onion, diced and sauteed in olive oil. 1 Russet potato, sliced, seasoned with salt and pepper and browned in olive oil. 4 or

Spaghetti Carbonara

Eric Gabrynowicz, Tavern Restaurant The sauce for this classic pasta dish is created when the pasta comes out of the water and into the bowl. The heat from the pasta

Our Local & National Egg Industries

WORSHIPPED, MALIGNED AND MISUNDERSTOOD, eggs have survived the rollercoaster ride of nutritional favor and now enjoy a fairly accepted status as a healthful food choice. But the fact that you