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Issue 47, 2009



Holsteins $15 (Flavia Bacarella)


Branding the region. by Jerry Novesky & Janet Crawshaw

Kids on the farm. by Tracy Frisch


Good stuff: Buddhapesto; Oriole 9 garden; Canal House anniversary; chefs on Chopped; beer and wine fests; tribute for Vinny; Hudson River walkway.

September-November 09 Events

Openings: Hudson Street Cafe; Crew; Avocado; Cornwall Co-Op; Christine’s.

New crop: Devin Heuer and Tim Foote of Common Ground Farm.

Up close: Deke Hazirjian of Cornwall Community Garden. by Abby Luby

By the glass: New rule: No rules. by Steven Kolpan

Up close: Francisco Migoya of Apple Pie Bakery Cafe. by Janet Crawshaw

Locally grown: Is there life before farming? by Keith Stewart

At home in the kitchen: The kitchen that apples built. a Valley Table series

Deja vu: Hey, Henry, what’s for dinner? by Peter Rose

On the plate: Deep fried pickles.


Gigi bolognese (Laura Pensiero)

Tomato-goat cheese gratin (Laura Pensiero)

Mashed potato-rutabaga-turnip gratin (Laura Pensiero)

Gouda cheese taert (Peter Rose)

Veal meatballs with orange (Peter Rose)

Caraway cookies (Peter Rose)

Deep fried pickle

Mashed Potato-Rutabaga-Turnip Gratin

By Laura Pensiero Ingredients 1 small rutabaga (12 ounces), peeled and cut into large dice 3 medium potatoes (1 1/4 pounds), peeled and quartered 2 medium-large turnips (12 ounces), peeled

Tomato-Goat Cheese Gratin

By Laura Pensiero Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for the dish 1 1/4 cups coarse fresh bread crumbs from crusty bread (or unseasoned dried bread crumbs) 1

The Kitchen That Apples Built

Larry and Kathy Cosman have traced the roots of their property back to the Palatine settlers of 1709. Their family cemetery is up the road, along with Revolutionary-era graves of

When It All Goes Wrong

A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, I paid a neighbor with an excavator to dig a hole six feet deep in some fallow land behind the pond. Then, with grim resolve,

Yes, We Have No Tomatoes

AS YOU ALL KNOW BY NOW, there are few, if any, tomatoes left in the Northeast U.S., so they say. No doubt about it, it’s been a devastating blow to

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

New Rule: No Rules

RECENTLY, I CHECKED IN WITH MY dentist for a cleaning and checkup. As usual, Mary Ann, the dental hygienist, chatted with me as she cleaned my teeth, and inevitably the

Caraway Cookies

Peter Rose Yields about four dozen Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 cups flour 1 tablespoon caraway seed, lightly crushed Method Cream the butter with the

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