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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.
Love this book. Her salads are unique and delicious, particularly the Gigi Barbina salad (roasted vegetables) with the Gigi Sherry-shallot vinaigrette. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Shoe Shopper
Lovely cookbook organized by the seasons and reflecting the style and farms of the Hudson Valley.Published 8 months ago by Linda Whittle
I know the restaurant "Gigi" in Rhinebeck NY, & love the food & ambience. I've tried several of the recipes in this book & so far, they've been very successful & guests... Read morePublished on December 26, 2012 by A. Andre-Weingarten
What a wonderful cookbook! So far everything I've tried has been delicious. I appreciate that this author favors buying local food and her recipes are healthy and delicious. Read morePublished on November 28, 2010 by Vanessa Van Treese