In the Kitchen with Crabtree’s Kittle House Chef Jay Lippin

When executive chef Jay Lippin isn't whipping up his uber-local and utterly delicious menu items in the Crabtree's Kittle House kitchen, he may be consulting with Slow Food. Or maybe he's at a meeting with the Chef's Alliance. He could also be working with Food Bank for Westchester on An Evening in Good Taste, or even brainstorming with them on upcoming initiatives with their food waste program. With the Hudson Valley Seed Library Kitchen Cultivars program, Lippin helps reduce food waste with a non-profit organization that harvests seeds to preserve heirloom seed varieties. Or, he could be driving north along the Hudson [...]

The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook Recipe: Low Country Bouillabaisse

If you’ve tuned into Fork This with IntoxiKate or if you are a member of the #FoodieNation, you know there are a few things that are near and dear to my heart: supporting local business; farms; and trying new seasonal recipes. When a cookbook came across my desk featuring all three, I couldn’t wait to talk The Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook with co-author Christy Colasurdo (Tracey Medeiros completes the duo). Colasurdo swung by the WGCH studio yesterday to discuss the 150 seasonal recipes from the state’s top chefs and farmers. The stunning photography showcases the food and the recipes are paired with profiles [...]

By | 2015-07-12T19:50:22+00:00 July 8th, 2015|fairfield, farm to table, recipe|0 Comments

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

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

Farm to Table Restaurants in Westchester

Earlier this week, The New York Times reported on chefs migrating north to the Hudson Valley. What's the big draw? Farm-fresh ingredients. While some may argue this foodie trend is on its way out, it seems that New York City chefs disagree, firing back with chic eateries with produce-driven menus. Diners are on board, as well. Just visit one of the farm to table restaurants in Westchester. Tables will be packed (just try not to fall in love with one of the temporary dishes that's apt to disappear when ingredients are out of season).   Cooper's Mill Westchester Marriott, Tarrytown [...]

By | 2013-08-17T00:45:43+00:00 August 17th, 2013|westchester|0 Comments

No Check in to Check Out: Cooper’s Mill

{IntoxiKate Series} No Check In to Check Out is a series about the re-emerging hotel restaurant. With a new generation of business travelers (and diners) looking for quality meals, local hotels are renovating their restaurants to create upscale spaces and revamping menus to keep up with trends. Innovative hotel restaurants are popping up all over Westchester, and you don’t have to check in to the hotel check these places out. Cooper’s Mill in the Westchester Marriott Traveling to a hotel for dinner doesn’t seem right when it’s just down the road. But that’s the great thing about Cooper’s Mill. Once [...]

By | 2013-07-26T14:15:56+00:00 July 26th, 2013|westchester|0 Comments

Westchester’s All The Trend

You could, of course, venture into the city for dinner. With the best chefs and restaurants in the country a mere Metro-North ride away, it's an easy option. But why waste the time when we have some of the tastiest resources in our own backyard? We've got chefs not only on trend, but setting them... Pop Up Restaurants. Have you heard of the Golden Knives Challenge? Chefs Eric Korn (Good-Life Gourmet, Irvington) and Carl Van Dekker (The Village Dog, Tarrytown) teamed up to created the pop up restaurant challenge that allowed chefs to flex their culinary muscles (and diners expand [...]

By | 2013-07-02T04:14:41+00:00 July 2nd, 2013|westchester|0 Comments