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A Hudson Valley View

Published 06/30/2023 by La Briffe by Ruth Reichl

Renowned chef and food writer Ruth Reichl relays her top recommendations for Hudson-area restaurants, farms, and purveyors of food and beverage, on her blog, La Briffe.

Last week a La Briffe reader said he was planning a trip to Hudson and asked for suggestions about places to go and things to eat while he’s in the area. I fired off a few quick thoughts, but it struck me that this might be a good time to mention some of favorite places in a part of the world I know well.

Talbott & Arding is among them. Mona Talbott and Kate Arding moved to Hudson because they wanted to work with local food producers. When Mona was a chef at Chez Panisse Alice Waters took over the kitchens at the American Academy in Rome and tapped Mona to run the kitchen and create the garden there; it instantly became one of the finest places to eat in that city. Her wife, Kate Arding, is a cheese expert (she helped establish Cowgirl Creamery and co-founded Culture Magazine), and their shop is a wonderland for food people.

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