"Beautifully designed and handsome enough to give as a hostess present, this is also a hands-on practical cookbook for anyone who chooses to do fanciful, creative things with indigenous ingredients." -- Taconic newspapers Weekend
"Lovers of truly regional cuisines will delight in creating Malouf's exceptional recipes in their own kitchens." -- New Jersey Country Roads Magazine
From the Back Cover
Whether youre a master chef or a home cook, you know that great cooking starts with outstanding raw ingredients. Waldy Malouf is famous for the ways he transforms the rich harvest of his beloved Hudson River Valley into splendid fare that is elegant yet down-to-earth, innovative but true to its roots.
In more than 200 recipes, Chef Malouf shares his pleasure in cooking with the many fresh ingredients, from delicate baby salad greens and earthy root vegetables to free-range chickens and handcrafted cheeses, widely available nowadays not just in the Hudson River Valley but anywhere. In a book nominated for a prestigious Julia Child Cookbook Award, Malouf draws inspiration from the valleys landscape and its people as he serves up a feast of American regional cooking at its finest.
Being a longtime lover of the Hudson River Valley School of landscape paintings, I delved with great anticipation into Waldy Maloufs book and found his culinary landscape every bit as luscious as the works of art that preceded his. -Sheila Lukins
Waldy Maloufs exciting book on cooking with Hudson Valley products is proof of his excellent background in food. I consider him a very talented chef with novel ideas. -Pierre Franey The best cookbooks are the ones which come from the earth and soul of a region. My compliments to Chef Waldy Malouf for such a fine book. -Andre Soltner