Hudson Valley Mediterranean

Hudson Valley Mediterranean : The Gigi Good Food Cookbook

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In recent years, the Hudson Valley has become a major center for local foods and agriculture, an East Coast version of the Napa Valley. An extension of that abundance, Laura Pensiero's bustling restaurant, Gigi Trattoria in Rhinebeck, New York, serves the best food around, and her year-round farmer's market, Gigi Market in Red Hook, New York, attracts both locals and visitors from New York City. A celebration of the food and people of the Hudson Valley-from artisans and farmers to local craftsmen-THE GIGI GOOD FOOD COOKBOOK shows how seasonal eating is possible even if you live in a true four-season climate. A risotto with striped radishes, peas, garlic chives, and Hudson Valley chevre, for instance, embodies spring, while in summer a risotto with zucchini, tomatoes, and basil rules. There's a gorgeous 8-page color insert for each season, to help emphasize this approach. While the cookbook focuses on eating healthfully, it will guide readers to a place where pleasure and health meet with 120 recipes such as: Apple Butter Harvest Pork Chops Peanut Beer-Battered Chicken Strips with Maple Peanut Sauce Baked Mac 'n' Cheese with Cauliflower and Peas Lasagna for Every Season Mr.
Mink's Panzanella Salad with Fresh Herbs Strawberry-Stuffed French Toast Pensiero shows that focusing on fresh, seasonal, cleanly cultivated food puts you on a positive-and lasting-path toward health and happiness. So whether you're a part of the growing movement that embraces local eating and creating a sustainable lifestyle or just a lover of fine food, this cookbook will help you live the rhythm of the changing seasons and connect to the people you love over a shared meal.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 317 pages
  • 196 x 234 x 32mm | 780.17g
  • HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • New South Wales, Australia
  • English
  • 006171917X
  • 9780061719172
  • 2,080,515

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a collection of about 150 recipes with a distinct voice one of balanced eating, locally sourced foods and fuss-free, straightforward dishes that showcase seasonal ingredients, like the candy-like sweetness of a rustic onion tart in autumn. --Albany Times Union"
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A renowned chef and nutritionist has the recipe for delectable meals with a healthy Mediterranean focus, featuring more than 100 recipes for flavorful, seasonal local food

Hailed as the Napa Valley of the East, New York's Hudson Valley has become a major hub for local foods and agriculture--and Laura Pensiero's acclaimed restaurants are at the center of it all. Customers from near and far flock to Gigi Trattoria in Rhinebeck (named one of Hudson Valley's best restaurants in Hudson Valley Magazine) and Gigi Market and Catering in Red Hook to dine on Laura's interpretations of traditional Italian dishes that highlight the bounty of the farms, gardens, and artisans of the Valley.

A celebration of the food of the Hudson Valley and the people who grow and produce it, Hudson Valley Mediterranean shows how to use seasonal ingredients to create delectable, nourishing meals. Here are more than 100 easy-to-prepare and cost-effective recipes made with the best ingredients and a touch of Mediterranean flair, including:

Gigi Potato Gnocchi with Northwind Farm Chicken and Pea Ragu
Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Cauliflower and Chard
Fava Bean and Fregola Salad
Spring (and Every Other Season) Lasagna
Seared Salmon over Spring Trifolati
Mr. Mink's Panzanella Salad with fresh herbs
Strawberry Mascarpone Tart

This local and seasonal food movement is happening throughout the country, and Pensiero invites everyone to bring these foods into their own kitchens and communities using regional resources--because cooking with fresh food harvested nearby brings pleasure to eating and connects people to their family, friends, and community.
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