Recipient of the 2002 Alice P. Kenney Award for research and writing on the food customs and diet of the Dutch settlers in New Netherland
Hudson Valley food; Dutch colonial food history; recipes; books; unusual regional products
We could call our daughter Peter Pamela a "Hudson Valley Product" in the sense that she grew up in the Valley. If you are interested in Acting/Directing/Life Coaching, please visit her website at
(Her parents are proud...)
DUTCH the Magazine
is a wonderfully informative bi-monthly magazine about The Netherlands and its people at home and abroad. Check it out! Website
Michael's Candy Corner
in Kingston, (845) 338 6782
The only hand-made candy canes around. They are big and beautiful.
If you visit the store in August/early September, you can watch them make their famous candy canes.
Old Chatham Sheepherding Co.
in Old Chatham, 518 743 7733
Their Hudson Valley Camembert is the best cheese in the Valley.
in Rosendale, NY; (845) 658 3355
This bakery knows its bread. It also makes products, such as sugar-free or wheat-free, for special diets. My favorites are their baquettes and pumpkin muffins, but the pound cake and lemon cake are standouts as well.
Pure Almond Paste in 7 pound tubs.
Shipped directly to you from
2225 Painfield Avenue, NE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Call (616) 363 7575 with MC/Visa
Here is a website FILLED with information on the Dutch experience in America,
created by the New Netherland Research Center in Albany, NY
Check their website: http://www.newnetherlandinstitute.org
Very well worth the visit!
Len Tantillo is a well-known painter of Hudson Valley scenes going as far back as the 17th-century.
His website shows off his portrayals of the Half Moon, Fort Orange, or the old Erie Canal.
Richard Jacobs of DeLara Communications is my web designer and photographer. His photography is beautiful and he has a great eye for detail. We have worked together for some 30 years on magazine articles, cards, and books. He has done the covers of two of my books and photos for others. It is a pleasure to highly recommend him for both web design and photography work.