Hudson Valley Foodies Share Their Wisdom in Two New Books
The local authors take readers on barbecue-centric road trips and prove how easy – and delicious – everyday dinners can be.
Photos by Ken Goodman
Smoked: One Man’s Journey to Find Incredible Recipes, Standout Pitmasters and The Stories Behind Them
Page Street Publishing, (paperback), $21.99
In this love letter to barbecue, Hudson Valley native and owner of Handsome Devil BBQ Ed Randolph travels cross country, in perhaps the most delicious road trip of all time. Smoked paints an intimate portrait of America’s most beloved pitmasters and their trusty recipes. Full of wit, wisdom, and some truly wild stuff (a vegan barbecue joint??), Smoked is a testament to barbecue’s unifying power on our taste buds.
Photos by Chronicle Books 2019
Chronicle Books, (hardcover), $29.95
Sarah Copeland, former food director of Real Simple, details how proper planning helped her rediscover her passion for cooking and realize that delectable dinners aren’t just a weekend ordeal. Her approach places emphasis on dynamic ingredients like oats, eggs, yogurt, greens and herbs, and cheese. Even better, only a handful of recipes exceed an hour of cooking time. You might still have to clock in on Monday, but when you clock out, at least you can eat like it’s Saturday.