Brasserie 292 in Poughkeepsie is just one of 225 restaurants participating in Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (March 7-20).

Grand prix fixe: Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Founder The Valley Table still calls its affordable regional food celebration Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, even though the semiannual event now lasts a full two weeks each time it graces us with its…

Bryan Graham of Fruition Chocolate Works (Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

Chocolatiers of the Hudson Valley

Chocolate has been consumed as a beverage for most of its 4,000-year-plus history: The Aztecs and Mayans drank chocolate, considering it an aphrodisiac, and so too did Marie Antoinette, who brought her own…

The Bread Alone café in Lake Katrine offers a full line of the company’s well-known breads, such as certified-organic French sourdough, nine mixed-grain and raisin-and-walnut levain, plus pastries, sandwiches, soups and salads, and has indoor and outdoor seating. (Will Dendis | Almanac Weekly)

Bread Alone’s new cafe in Lake Katrine

The story of Bread Alone Bakery has become a local legend. When Dan Leader built his first firebrick oven in a small building in Boiceville back in 1983, he just wanted to produce…

The Uptown Boogaloo Craft Beer Festival will take over the giant back room at BSP in Kingston on Saturday, January 30

Beer, food + rock at Kingston’s Uptown Boogaloo Craft Beer Festival

Combining beer, food and rock as if they belonged together, the Uptown Boogaloo Craft Beer Festival takes over the giant back room at BSP in Kingston on Saturday, January 30 from 2 until…


Enter the haggis: Rhinecliff Hotel hosts Robbie Burns Supper

I guess that everybody wanted to see the guest of honor, the haggis, piped in with proper pomp and ceremony, but not many were actually bold enough to taste the savory pudding made…

(Photo by Basheer Tome)

Local Ingredient Chili Challenge in New Paltz this Saturday

The courtyard at the Water Street Market on Main Street in New Paltz will host the eighth annual Local Ingredient Chili Challenge fundraiser this Saturday, January 23 from 12 noon to 3 p.m….


Celebrate the saving of a Hudson Valley bean

Local chefs craft special dinners to feature Hank’s X-tra Special Baking Bean The farm-to-table model of supporting our local farmers and restaurateurs is pretty firmly entrenched in our regional consciousness at this point….


Lovin’ spoonful: Joshua Vogel’s new book presents utensil-carving as metaphor

Josh Vogel makes beautiful wooden spoons, and in The Artful Wooden Spoon: How to Make Exquisite Keepsakes for the Kitchen he explains how he does it. But the book tells more than the…

Theresa and Jeff Logan of the Cheese Plate Photo by Julie O'Connor)

On the Hudson Valley cheese trail

Do you say “cheese, please”? Let’s be fromage friends. A slice on a sandwich, a cube on a toothpick, a square on a cracker, a whole course – you don’t rind, do you?…

Rosendale’s annual International Pickle Festival will be held at the Rosendale Recreation Center at 1055 Route 32 on Sunday, November 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A brine time: International Pickle Festival in Rosendale

If it’s the Sunday before Thanksgiving, it must be time for pickles. And not just your garden-variety cucumber dill and sweet pickles, but deep-fried pickles, chocolate-covered pickles, pickled jalapenos and pickle ice cream….

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