Monthly Archives: November 2013

Hudson Valley Foie Gras

I stopped by Hudson Valley Foie Gras to write about the award winning producers of Foie Gras as well as other amazing Duck products.  I was treated to an amazing tasting by Chef Jenny. Pictured: The Grateful Traveler and Jenny Chamberlain, Chef of Product Development, Hudson Valley Foie Gras —>Read what Anthony Bourdain had to say after […]

My Bootlegger 21 New York Vodka Tour

On a recent weekend in Sullivan County, I stopped by to taste a super-premium vodka, “Bootlegger 21 New York Vodka”.  Excellent!  Spoke to one of the owners about his business and his wonderful Vodka.  I also picked some up for a few special Christmas drinks! The tasting Room and Tour Hours: 12:00pm to 6:00pm Monday through Sunday. Prohibition Distillery USA […]

Chestnut Soup

While traveling in Rome earlier this year, we came across these beautiful roasting chestnuts.  The aroma was heavenly!  It reminded me of this delicious recipe for Chestnut Soup that is just perfect for the chilly days of winter ahead. Chestnut Soup 4 TBL butter 1 medium onion, chopped 1carrot, chopped 1 rib celery, chopped 1 […]