There are a lot of opportunities to get creative in the kitchen this weekend, between Derby Day and Cinco de Mayo. Fortunately, Small Bites has you covered with recipes for both mint juleps and a classic margarita. Here is what else you might have missed from the LoHud Food Page and some Hudson Valley local links.
This Week on Small Bites and LoHud.com
Hudson Valley Local Links
NY Times: The Season When Local Chefs Go Wild. We may be hankering for spring greens in early April, but Mother Nature isn’t always on board. Chefs committed to locally sourced produce are “heading in to the wild.” Featured in the article are Jeremy McMillan of the Farmhouse at Bedford Post Inn, Vincent Barcelona, the corporate chef at Harvest on Hudson and Chef Michael Kaphan, of Purdy’s Farmer and the Fish.
Two new lunch spots in Valhalla, via ChowHound.
Fulton Fish Market Sweepstakes. Enter for a chance to win a visit to the famous market with Rick Ross, owner of Eastchester Fish Gourmet. Rick will meet you at the New Fulton Fish Market at 2:00 am and assist you in selecting your fish of choice for your dinner, which will be prepared for you and three guests the following night at the restaurant.
From WNYC, listen to this Leonard Lopate segment discussing foraging in spring and what you can pick in the wild to use in your kitchen.