A light-hearted cookbook that reflects the historical and culinary heritage of the Hudson Valley.
Whether it's grilled corn on the patio or a hot bowl of soup by the fire, the foods we eat are often intimately connected to the seasons of the year. For twenty years, award-winning food writer and historian Peter G. Rose has written a column on family food for newspapers in the Hudson Valley, and this light-hearted cookbook includes some of her most popular recipes. Drawing on the rich historical and culinary legacy of the Hudson Valley, Rose offers simple, easy-to-make recipes for patio, boat, cabin, or RV in the summer, and for enjoying by the fireside in the winter. Along the way she offers tidbits of food history, ideas for entertaining, and suggestions for using local ingredients. Informative and tasty, these recipes showcase the Hudson Valley as both a culinary and historic destination.
Peter G. Rose has published numerous articles and books on Dutch, Dutch American, and Hudson Valley cuisine, including Food, Drink and Celebrations of the Hudson Valley Dutch; The Sensible Cook: Dutch Foodways in the Old and the New World; Foods of the Hudson: A Seasonal Sampling of the Region's Bounty; and (with Donna R. Barnes) Matters of Taste: Food and Drink in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art and Life. In 2002 she was the recipient of the Alice P. Kenney Award for research and writing on the food customs and diet of the Dutch settlers in New Netherland. She lives in South Salem, New York.
"Now, home cooks can enjoy [Rose's] work in their own kitchens while tapping into the Hudson Valley's food traditions. " — Albany Times Union
"The recipes are the highlight of this book. These are meals you might prepare at home for your family … If you're interested in adding some recipes to your collection, this book will bring some fresh ideas. " — San Francisco Book Review