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Ramp Fest Hudson 2015: Gone in a Flash

By Christopher Matthews On one of the most beautiful days of the year upstate (so far), the fifth annual Ramp Fest, a culinary celebration of “the wild onion of myth and mystery”, took place last Saturday (5/2/15) at  Basilica Hudson in Hudson, NY. … Continue reading

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Ramp Fest 2013 in Hudson, NY

By Christopher Matthews Here at Upstate-Downtown, it’s no secret that we’re crazy for ramps — those pungent wild spring onions ripe for picking this time of year. And we’ve written extensively about them, from foraging, preparing and cooking and pairing with … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: The Ramps Cookbook…

By Kathryn Matthews …and we’re in it! Our photographs of harvesting and preparing ramps at our upstate farmhouse (taken by Christopher) and glimpses of his secret backwoods foraging spot (pages 2-3); and, my ramps recipe, Wok-Braised Ramps, (pages 26-27), are featured … Continue reading

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Rite of Spring: Ramps Return

By Christopher Matthews On St. Patrick’s Day, tender, emerald green ramp shoots finally peeked out of my special upstate patch, a happy harbinger of spring — and good eating to come. I’ll check back in a couple of weeks to … Continue reading

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Chinon and Ramps? Mais Oui

By Christopher Matthews Before the ramp season completely plays out for 2011, here’s one more ramp-related post, this one on a noteworthy food-wine pairing. As a pungent spring green, ramps are often labelled, like asparagus and artichokes, as tricky to pair with wines. The stock solution … Continue reading

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Spring Tonic: Cooking Up Ramps

By Kathryn Matthews “Do you want to come ramping with me?” Christopher asked.  It was a big deal for him to ask me, I knew, because my husband typically enjoys communing with nature—and this particular stealth pursuit—alone. Still. I found … Continue reading

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Hudson Valley Foraging: Ramps!

By Christopher Matthews Spring has been a halting, chilly affair in the Northeast this year. Come to think of it, this describes most of the recent springs in our part of the world. But despite the Mud Season’s lack of … Continue reading

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