Photo Recap: The FarmOn Foundation’s Hootenanny

Last weekend, I headed up to Copake, NY, for the FarmOn! Foundation's Hootenanny, a dinner benefitting local Hudson Valley farms, and showcasing the products and produce from the area. With Chef Jean-George Vongerichten cooking up in the kitchen—using vegetables, fruits, meats and dairy from minutes away—we ate elbow to elbow with farming families who make an unbelievable contribution to our community. As the FarmOn! tagline says, if you ate today, thank a farmer! The big top tent at the (gorgeous!) Copake Country Club and The Greens Restaurant at the FarmOn Foundation's Hootenanny dinner. Chaseholm Farm's creamy cheesey goodness at the [...]

By | 2014-07-30T00:50:50+00:00 July 29th, 2014|farm to table|0 Comments

Behind FarmOn! ~ The Heroine Saving Hudson Valley Farms

I truly believe in the law of attraction. People with similar energies and beliefs are just naturally brought together. And I believe that's how I met Tessa Edick. Tessa Edick is changing lives by challenging us to think about the way we eat. As founder of FarmOn!, a 501C3 organization, she's creating a culinary collaboration between farmers, schools and colleges (Including the Cornell University School of Agriculture), celebrity chefs (did someone say Jean-Georges Vongerichten?) and business owners, small and large. Why? She's pulling resources and funding, creating educational programs, and shifting the area's focus to farmers—or, as she likes to call them, [...]

By | 2014-06-25T13:27:23+00:00 June 25th, 2014|farm to table|1 Comment

Radish and Scallion Fritters Recipe {Spices & Seasons}

Local blogger Rinku Bhattacharya has been busy—her second cookbook, Spices & Seasons: Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors, hits store shelves next week, featuring over 150 recipes that encourage the use of ingredients from local farmer's markets. With a focus the growing demands on the modern family, Bhattacharya offers easy ways to introduce children to Indian spices via quick and simple recipes, like the one below for radish and scallion fritters. Buy the Book! Spices & Seasons goes on sale May 15 for $35. For more information, visit cookinginwestchester.com. Radish and Scallion Fritters Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes | [...]

By | 2014-05-04T20:11:48+00:00 May 9th, 2014|farm to table, recipe|0 Comments

Walk the Farmer’s Market with Chef Kennardo

The White Plain’s Farmer’s Market kicked off this month, and lucky for shoppers, the Ritz-Carlton returned with the “Farmers Market Trip with Chef.” The once a month experience (free and open to the public) allows guests to shop with Executive Chef Kennardo Holder. Simply meet Chef Holder at the The Ritz-Carlton Westchester lobby at 2 p.m. Participants will join him on his trip to the farmers market, where he’ll share his favorite fresh produce ingredients, and tips The program runs until September. {The Ritz-Carlton Westchester: 3 Renaissance Square in White Plains.} Read more from the IntoxiKate Spring Guide

By | 2014-04-17T23:36:05+00:00 April 22nd, 2014|farm to table, farmers market|0 Comments

IntoxiKate Guide to Spring

Thank you! The editor’s page is traditionally dedicated to the thought process behind the issue’s features, provocatively written to motivate you to read on. While I write and re-write my letter, I’ve come to the 2 a.m. conclusion I just need a genuine, spur of the moment piece... IntoxiKate celebrates it’s one year anniversary this month, and I am completely humbled by the response I’ve received so far. I am amazed each time I check my page views, each time I see another email signed up with the #FoodieNation. I am inspired by the new (and repeat) faces I greet [...]

By | 2014-04-17T09:48:18+00:00 April 17th, 2014|entertaining, farm to table|0 Comments

A Visit to Hilltop Hanover Farm with Chef Mogan Anthony

On one of the last beautiful warm days of fall, I met Chef Mogan Anthony (The Village Social, Mount Kisco) at Hilltop Hanover Farm in Yorktown Heights. Chef Anthony invited me to take a tour of the grounds with head farmers Brett Alcaro and Mike Fedison, and with an opportunity to see the farm to table movement in action firsthand, I couldn't say no. Village Social doesn't claim to be locally sourced, or a farm to table eatery, but spend just a few minutes with the chef and you'll see he deeply cares about the ingredients he's using. While he prefers [...]

By | 2013-11-04T11:22:45+00:00 November 4th, 2013|farm to table|0 Comments