Thursday, October 18, 2007

People to be proud of ...

With still no hard frosts in the valley (at least none having hit MY garden), there are lots of fresh local veggies still available at our regional farmstands. These recipes featuring local and seasonal ingredients are in the latest issue of HVC magazine (October-November), now on sale at the outlets listed on our Web site.

--Farro Fettucine with Guanciale, a delicious form of artisan Italian bacon (with sourcing info)
--Cavatelli and Broccoli
--Beef & Barley Soup with Garden Veggies
--Pork Chops with Apple Hard Cider-Shallot Sauce

They accompany a column by Chef Tom Griffiths about Chef's Garden programs and eating local, seasonal food, and Jessica Bard's article about regional artisan hard (alchol) ciders. And don't forget to get the free download we have on the HVC Web site of Tom's instructions for making the most perfect holiday turkey and our wines columnist's tips for the best wines to pare with holiday fooods.

We're lucky to have some of the country's best food and wine experts writing for HVC magazine. Folks such as our food columnist, Tom Griffiths, a Certified Master Chef (and Culinary Institute of America associate dean) and our wines columnist Michael Arthur Weiss, a CIA professor who has authored important wine books and who keeps racking up international recognition and awards for his contributions to wine education.

Freelance food writer and chef Jessica Bard (a CIA grad) is a frequent contributor to HVC, with her informative articles and delicious original recipes. (Jessica also teaches cooking classes at Warren Cutlery in Rhinebeck.) And here in the office, Theresa Marquez, also a graduate of the CIA bachelor's degree program, makes sure the recipes we print will actually work in your home kitchen.

If you prepare any of the recipes, please let me know how they turn out! And if you have a food topic or item you'd like to see in the magazine, please let me know.

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