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Hudson Valley Foodies Share Their Wisdom in Two Delicious Books

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Photos by Ken Goodman

The local authors take readers on barbecue-centric road trips and prove how easy – and delicious – everyday dinners can be.

Smoked: One Man’s Journey to Find Incredible Recipes, Standout Pitmasters and The Stories Behind Them

Ed Randolph
Page Street Publishing, (paperback), $21.99

Ed Randolph

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.

Smoked book

Every day is saturdayPhotos by Chronicle Books 2019

Every Day is Saturday: Recipes + Strategies for Easy Cooking, Every Day of the Week

Sarah Copeland
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.

Sarah Copeland