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5 Winter Beers to Get Excited About

Something to Get Excited About  Plan Bee Farm Brewery  Buckwheat, 7.8% ABV Known for its wonderful sours and farmhouse ales from its farm in the northeast corner of Poughkeepsie, Plan

Braised Chicories & Gigante Beans

8 North Broadway & 273 Kitchen Chef Constantine Kalandranis Can’t find pre-cooked gigante beans? Any cooked or canned white bean (or even chickpeas) works well in this recipe. Ingredients ½

Chicories & Celery Caesar

Maple & Rose Chef Ryan Hart An oft-overlooked salad ingredient, celery adds lots of crunch to this bitter, mixed-chicories riff on the classic Caesar. Ingredients 1 cup torn bread 6

What Are Chicories and How Do You Cook With Them?

We’ve hit the winter-produce slump. Besides root vegetables, chard, and kale, there’s not much that’s local and fresh come December. One notable exception? Hardy, wonderfully bitter, colorful chicories. “In winter,

Cacio e Pepe

Marcella Micillo, Marketing Coordinator I have fond memories of cacio e pepe: eating it in a small Roman restaurant on a sweltering day in May. I was studying in Florence

Reinventing Road Food

RICHARD AND MARY ANNE ERICKSON’S Blue Mountain Bistro sat at the intersection of the Glasco Turnpike and Rt. 212 in the middle of nowhere on the back way to Woodstock

Truffled Fried Chickpeas

By Chef Michael Cutney, The Twisted Oak / Photo by David Handschuh Ingredients 1 cup dried chickpeas (or substitute 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed. If using canned chickpeas,

Eating Art: The Twisted Oak

IT’S ABOUT 10PM ON A WEDNESDAY NIGHT.  Chef Michael Cutney has just finished cooking for a packed house at The Twisted Oak on Main Street in Tarrytown. He’s sitting down

Wine with Lamb

Lamb is arguably best grilled over a wood fire and served rare or not at all, with a glass of good red wine.  These three local wines are good bets:

Where to Buy Local Lamb 

Lamb is seasonal and choice cuts sell out fast.  Call ahead to see what’s on hand. (Breeds are in parentheses.)  The Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Growers Association website offers

Merguez & Mussels

By Chef Brian Arnoff / Kitchen Sink Food & Drink Serves about 4 Ingredients ¼ cup good quality EVOO 1 small onion diced 1 head fennel diced 1 spicy chili

Braised Lamb Cassoulet

By Chef Nick Suarez, Gaskins Serves 4 Ingredients 1 pound butter beans, yellow eye beans or traditional tarbais beans 1 bay leaf 1 onion, sliced in half 1 whole garlic