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Caitlin Gunther

Twitter: @back2spain
Website: back2spain.com

10th Annual Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Cat’s outta’ the bag: the Hudson Valley has become a culinary destination. With an abundance of local farms, regional bounty and passionate food makers, it’s no surprise. Over the next couple weeks, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, presented by The Valley Table magazine, is celebrating the burgeoning local food scene by giving diners a chance to [...]

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Simply Sundays’ gyro loaf

I promised myself I was going to eat more veggies this weekend. I don’t know about you, but when the temperatures drop nothing sounds better than a heaping bowl of steaming hot pasta, so I have to make a conscious effort to fit greens on my plate. But when Susan and Mike of the food [...]

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Anthony Bourdain’s Mushroom Soup

    I hope 2016 is treating you well so far. Mine has gotten off to a healthy-ish start – no drinks, more exercise, more sleep, and as much dessert as I want (because balance, right?). There have been boozy temptations too – like last weekend when I had Mexican food at El Bandido’s with [...]

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compost cookies

Almost time for a New Year’s cleanse. Time to rid the body and spirit of 2015’s excesses and plant the seeds for next year’s projects. Time to replace old habits that are slowing us down with better habits like cooking wholesome meals, drinking more water and less alcohol, sleeping more (if you’re like me and average six hours a night) [...]

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chocolate nutella rugelach

Holiday baking means cookies. Sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies, chocolate chip cookies, rugelach – the options are endless. Here on the Local Feast, I’ll be testing out holiday cookie recipes and sharing my favorites – to inspire you to get into the kitchen and get your bake on.  What holiday cookies are you baking? Share in [...]

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Pumpkin, crème fraîche and ginger snap cookie crust pie

Countdown to turkey time: two days. The pressure is on to finalize that Thanksgiving feast menu, or, if you’re like me, finalize what you’re bringing to your Aunt & Uncle’s house in New Jersey. This year, I’m going with a novel take on the most traditional dessert, pumpkin pie. There are so many things to [...]

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butternut squash, honeycrisp apple and tahini soup

Happy Monday! Is there any better way to enjoy Sunday than going to the farmers market and then spending the afternoon cooking at home? For me, the answer is obvious. Sundays give me the luxury to take care with each step of my cooking projects – I have time to go to the farmers market [...]

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Hudson Valley Restaurant Week + Nina’s Cucumber Gimlet

nina valley table

The biannual Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (HVRW) is right around the corner. Nearly 200 restaurants spanning six counties will be participating, showcasing the best of upstate fall bounty. For downstate folks, there’s just one Metro North ride between you and a most memorable autumnal date night. Over the next couple weeks, The Local Feast will [...]

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apple crisp

If fall had a mascot, it would be the apple. A big, fat apple. There’s no doubt that when the weather gets crisp and the layers pile on, the first fruit we think to pick, bake, or turn into cider is the glorious apple. Healthy too. Ruth Reichl, former restaurant critic for the New York [...]

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spicy peanutty soba noodles with kale

Wednesday is the first day of fall. The Autumnal Equinox. Welcome my favorite season because: cozy sweaters, fall coats, apple-picking, apple cider, apple cider doughnuts!, upstate foliage, the smell of leaves and new beginnings in general. A fresh start. A reason to reevaluate, set new goals and start working toward them. And if you’re into pumpkin everything, it’s already [...]

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