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Issue 63, 2013



Farmer Mimi Edelman, Chef Jeremy McMillen. text & photos by Darryl Estrine

For the love of coffee. by Robin Cherry; photos by Susan Baker

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week.

15 tons downriver. by Tracy Frisch


Editors’s letter: The bottom line.

Good stuff: Organic yarn shop, family jams, new whiskey, cute frozen yogurt, natural skin care, and more.

Letters: Nice job, HUdson Valley vs Napa, South African wines, praise for “farm speak”

Books: Sokolov’s memoir, NY’s cookbook, fish’s protein, Sylvia’s table

Openings: RiverMarket, Fish and Game, Crooked Rooster, Roost, Albany Post Roadhouse, Fortina, Char Steakhouse.

Sustainable elements: Bard’s bog. by Amy Halloran

Locally grown: The busyness of bees. by Keith Stewart

Eating by the season: Talkin’ turkey. by Justin Satkowski

Events: September-November 13



Anchovy and tomato soffritto (Jeremy McMillen/The Barn at Bedford Post)

Red wine- and miso-braised turkey leg (Jamie Parry/Another Fork in the Road)

Stuffed roast turkey breast (Richard Parente/Clock Tower Grill)

Turkey confit hash (Juan Romero/Duo Bistro)

Fifteen Tons Downriver

WHEN ERIK ANDRUS, A VISIONARY farmer with a love of water, sets sail on September 15, the low-cost wooden boat he and other volunteers constructed will be hauling products of Champlain

Talkin’ turkey

AROUND THIS TIME OF YEAR, when thoughts turn to Thanksgiving, the hunt for the perfect centerpiece of the meal begins—we’re talking turkey here. The choices used to be simple (or

The Bottom Line

IT SHOULD COME AS NO SURPRISE to anyone who’s even remotely involved with food that the Hudson Valley is way ahead of the curve as far as awareness, involvement and

Local Cranberries

SOME SATURDAYS LAST SUMMER, YOU MAY have spotted some unusual pots of evergreen bedding plants with pink and white blossoms for sale at a dutchess County farmers’ market. The Farm at

The Busyness of Bees

LAST FALL , A PART-TIME BEEKEEPER AND long-time customer at our Manhattan Greenmarket stand asked me if he could bring a couple of active hives from his rooftop aviary in

For the Love of Coffee

COFFEE LOVERS ARE a committed—and sometimes eccentric—bunch. “Without my morning coffee I’m just like a dried-up piece of roast goat,” wrote Johann Sebastian Bach in his 1732 Coffee Cantata (BWV

Mimi Edelman & Jeremy McMillan

FOLLOW THE BACK ROADS around the Croton Reservoir in Mt. Kisco, head up a tree-lined hill and suddenly the view opens up to a bucolic landscape of estates and small farms

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