The 5th Annual Taste of Woodstock, presented by the Woodstock Film Festival and the Hudson Valley Film Commission will celebrate the culinary diversity and delicacies that the region has to offer, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, throughout Woodstock.
Each year, thousands of people turn out for the live music, fun kids’ activities, a 5K race to run off all those calories and, most importantly, a bewildering array of choices of mouthwatering morsels of the cakey kind.
Kingston food vendors for opening weekend include Jane’s Ice Cream, Redwood Restaurant, Kovo Rotisserie, Séraphine Bakery, Hookline Fish Company, Bread Alone and Southern comfort-food specialists Pakt. Other Hudson Valley choices will come from Grille Wagon (Pleasant Valley), Borland House (Montgomery), Raven and Boar (East Chatham), Itsa Pizza Truck (High Falls) and Terrapin Restaurant (Rhinebeck). Brooklyn-based Café Warshafsky and Ramen Burger.
New Paltz pho lovers will no longer have to cross the river to get their fix.
Friday, May 19: The Woodstock Farm Festival will kick off its season with a scrumptious dinner with a twist – the dishes will be made with what chefs across the country are calling “rescued food” – perfectly tasty, fresh vegetables, fruits, grains and more that would otherwise have gone to waste, filling landfills and speeding climate change.
But the secret ingredient underlying many Japenese desserts is “kanten” or “agar-agar,” a vegan gelatin made from seaweed. “It’s a totally amazing material,” says the restaurateur. “It’s 78 percent fiber, high in iodine; it feeds your thyroid and gets rid of heavy metals from the body.”
“We want people to mingle and linger… There’s something about that Dutch DNA – that simplicity and celebration of everyday life. It’s honest, straightforward. And to me, that’s what the Hudson Valley is like: It’s unpretentious.”
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“Within a year, we’ll have completely new machines. It’s very interesting when you think about a retail experience of walking into an unmanned store; everything has to be self-explanatory. Think about how ATMs work, and think about how many years it’s taken to get a flawless transition.”
Saturday & Sunday, May 5-6: See the wares of hundreds of vendors purveying fresh farm goods, handmade craft items and vintage collectibles.