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Emmer Risotto

Autumn Emmer Risotto with greens and mushrooms

What’s an upstate New York local foods enthusiast to do when it comes to cooking with whole grains? No one wants to give up soothing comfort foods like creamy risotto. Fear not–the Finger Lakes farmers have you covered. Local grain growers like Lakeview Organics have been harvesting emmer (also known as farro), an ancient form of wheat that can replace rice in many dishes. Try it out as we’ve suggested in this recipe, and reap the creamy, comforting benefits of cooking with local grain. 

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Beef and Stout Pie

In her Seasonal Cooking column in our Fall 13 issue, writer Amy Maltzan tells the lovely and funny story behind the matrimonial politics involved in

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Duchess Root Vegetables

A twist on classic Duchess Potatoes, these piped orange-and-gold swirls of mashed root vegetables make a beautiful addition to an autumn spread. If you prefer not to pipe them, the puree can simply be baked in a buttered ceramic dish and served as you would traditional mashed potatoes.

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