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Issue 72, 2015

The Ghost of Kitchens Past

DO SOMETHING FOR NEARLY 18 YEARS and in retrospect there are bound to be some things that you wish you’d done differently (or not at all).  That’s just about how

Hudson Valley Whiskey: Tasting Notes

BLACK DIRT DISTILLERY Black Dirt Bourbon This whiskey is deep in flavor, spice, oak, grain; there are a myriad of drinks waiting to be mixed with this. CATSKILL DISTILLING CO.

Generation Next Redux

OUR FARM IS powered by humans. We use tractors and power equipment to mow, prepare fields and help with planting, but most of what happens on the farm is done

Hudson Valley Whiskey

THERE ARE FEW more satisfying winter tipples than a glass of whiskey. A finger or two of warming spirits charms many of us on a cold winter’s night. Perhaps the

New Restaurants

Caffe Macchiato; 99 Liberty St, Newburgh; (845) 565-4616; addressyourappetite.com The revamp of Caffe Macchiato under new chef/owner Jodi Cummings comes from the heart of a local. As a Newburgh native,

Growing Agriculture in the Hudson Valley

STARTING A BUSINESS is always a tricky proposition, but starting an agriculture-based business can be especially difficult. On top of researching grants, conducting proposals,creating development strategies and discovering funding opportunities,

Tu Dou Si

Spicy Shredded Potatoes Eliot Gee Following is an adaptation on the versatile tu dou si—spicy shredded potatoes. Much of the pleasure of Chinese peasant cooking is its adaptability. My recipe

Local Flavors in Rural Hunan

THERE’S A DAMP heaviness to the morning air as the sun struggles to pierce the haze over Soviet-era buildings. A wheezing flatbed truck stops periodically along Old Bridge Street, a

Fireside Reading

RIGHT ABOUT NOW, we gather our notes about the books we’ve received over the course of the year—but not just because we’re prospecting for holiday gifts. The best books tend

Sweet Potato Spoonbread

Donna Hammond, Hudson Street Cafe / Photos by Ethan Harrison Ingredients 4 sweet potatoes 3 cups buttermilk 1 tablespoon Crown Maple maple syrup 6 eggs (separated) 6 tablespoons unsalted butter

Mema’s Sweet Potato Casserole

Donna Hammond, Hudson Street Cafe / Photos by Ethan Harrison Serves about 12 Ingredients Sweet Potato Casserole 6 cups mashed sweet potatoes, boiled and peeled 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2

Sweet Potatoes

FEW VEGETABLES HAVE had to suffer the ignominies faced by the venerable sweet potato. Mislabeled, misnamed and inextricably bound to the thick white goo of melted marshmallows, molasses, brown sugar

Gajar (Carrot) Halwa

By Mallika Rao Serves 12 Ingredients 3 pounds carrots, rinsed, peeled and grated (by hand or in a food processor) 6 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter) 1 teaspoon cardamom powder (available

Mina’s Gajar Halwa

AS A LITTLE GIRL IN INDIA, my mother, Mina Rao, would watch her mother cook, picking up Indian recipes to make for herself one day. When she moved to the

Design, Deal, Deliver

THE SCRAP BINS, draft folders and backburners of the design world are filled with products that didn’t fit a given project. Karen Quiana and Leslie Linksman, co-owners of LQ Design

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