July 2018

Tasteful Inspirations

When & Where

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Through July 27 “Gordon Parks: I AM YOU,” a photographic exhibit, investigates the themes of poverty and prejudice that Parks explored throughout his 70-year…

Playful Penelope

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Penelope, a Shiba Inu mix, was rescued from Thailand, where many dogs are captured as part of the illegal dog meat trade. Luckily, Penelope made the long journey over to the SPCA to get a second chance. Just a few years old, Penelope has a wonderful disposition — sweet and playful and not overly energetic.

Revisiting the Dad Bod

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Exactly one year ago, Giovanni Roselli wrote about his plan to combat the “Dad Bod” after the birth of his daughter, Juliet Rose. In this month’s column, he looks back at the past 12 months and recaps his strategy thus far.

Coping with poison ivy

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“If butterflies land there, don’t put your hand there”: The old children’s rhyme is Robert Levine, MD’s caution against the dangers of touching poison ivy and related outdoor plants like poison oak and poison sumac, whose oily substance can cause serious – and, sometimes, severe – skin reactions.

Still entertaining

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Mark Kramer, the man behind Susan Lawrence in Chappaqua, shared holiday entertaining ideas with us in 2011. Today, he’s launched a new Susan Lawrence website and expanded its menus, draws on his own Putnam County garden for ingredients and is working on a cookbook. All the while, he’s also feeding his passion for classical music.

Putting the spark in sparkling

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Legendary French Champagne makers Taittinger hired Eileen Crane to help plan and develop California’s Domaine Carneros, from vineyard to winery to château. That was 40 years ago and today it and she are at the forefront of American sparkling wines.

A fruitful partnership

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Christopher Colom, the executive chef at Equus, the restaurant in Tarrytown’s Castle Hotel & Spa, partners with Taliaferro Farm in New Paltz to offer patrons the freshest farm-to-table experience.

Reporting from the edge of paradise

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If there’s one person who knows Puerto Rico – its resilient, independent spirit, its recent fiscal challenges and even more recent physical ones as a result of Hurricanes Irma and Maria – it’s Julio “Gaby” Acevedo, who leads the San Juan bureau of NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47.

Minding the business

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From scooping ice cream and breaking down wine boxes as a teenager in Stew Leonard’s supermarkets to marketing and advertising its wines as an adult, Blake Leonard has always been part of the family business, sharing its passion for quality food and wine.

A check on healthy eating

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The “living pantry” at Bouley Botanical provides a perfect location for David Bouley’s ongoing series, “The Chef and The Doctor,” in which Bouley collaborates with health professionals to focus on the benefits of food for well-being in a multitude of areas

Boqueria, the restaurant – in print

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The Boqueria restaurants, conceived by Yann de Rochefort, are by all accounts a success. And who doesn’t love a restaurant success story? Especially when it results in a hefty and impressive jacketless, paper-over-board cookbook.

The Tiffany story, in full

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The cachet of owning tabletop or decorative goods by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) remains to this day. Lyndhurst is exploring the decorative-arts legend, including his ties to Irvington, with “Becoming Tiffany: From Hudson Valley Painter to Gilded Age Tastemaker,” through Sept. 24.

Reshaping the Hudson’s food scene

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Both Hudson Farmer & the Fish and RiverMarket Bar & Kitchen are helping anchor the sprawling, architecturally appealing Hudson Harbor condominium development that has enticed residents with expansive water views, bucolic towns and walking access to the train.

Making bread – in more ways than one

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It was 20 years ago that we experienced cinnamon bread nirvana – a loaf so doughy, so creamy, so oozing with cinnamon-y goodness that we had to go the source itself. Since then, we’ve watched The Kneaded Bread become a prime treat in Port Chester.