Food & Drink

by Rona Boyer
Over the holidays Gerard was "dreaming" of this dish. His sister Marie-Josée who has been staying with us, took on the task with glee. She found recipes on her favorite French recipe website (marmiton.org) and attacked the challenge with both talent and vigor. We enjoyed this fabulous dish and will talk about it at future family gatherings. For those who are looking for a culinary challenge and a way to impress your guests: try this one.
by Rona Boyer
I have to admit I really wanted to enjoy my first meal at our new trattoria. And I did.
by Rona Boyer
I caught up with Sheila at her book signing at Merritt Bookstore just before Christmas and asked her a few questions. What kinds of food lover establishments do you cover in the book? Restaurants, gourmet food shops, wine shops, farmers markets, CSAs and farm stands in the Hudson Valley. Do you live here? I live in Milan. It was a weekend house for us when...
by Rona Boyer
With Gerard's mother and sister here we sometimes have a need to get as French as Millbrook can get....
by Rona Boyer
I have learned how to make many a traditional French dish from my mother-in-law. Usually a meat braised in a wonderful sauce. Now that she has reached her later years she is eating more healthy than ever. She is here for the holidays and the other day she made salmon for herself and for me - (the others finished off the Osso Bucco I had made the day before.)   She used the microwave ("microonde" in French) and made a simply delicious dish for the two of us. She may be 90 but she is totally up-to-date in the kitchen. 
by Rona Boyer
A family friend once brought this to a large potluck party. I loved it and made it a few times for buffet tables or to serve with cocktails at a large dinner party. It is a real crowd pleaser. 
by Rona Boyer
I was invited the other evening to a dinner prepared by chef Bill Webber at what was once the Cozy Corner in Amenia. Most of the other invitees were gathered together to consider investing in Quintus, the restaurant that Webber plans to open there this spring. Once dubbed the "best chef in the Berkshires" by the New York Times, Webber was chef-owner of the highly rated Verdura in Great Barrington and later...