Author Archives: richardfrisbie

About richardfrisbie

I'm a professional baker, reader, bookseller, publisher, columnist, photographer, cook, hiker, kayaker, freelance writer, and workaholic who likes to garden

Shout Out Saugerties is hosting a Food & Art Walkabout

Join international culinary travel writer and chef Richard Frisbie, on Oct 20th, 2018, for a tour of the best eats in his home town of Saugerties. Continue reading

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“It smells like death in here.”

That’s the first thing I said when I entered Niagara Parks’ Floral Showhouse,  a pyramidal tropical greenhouse and formal gardens just a hop, skip and jump from Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Park, Canada. Not the best greeting, I know, but … Continue reading

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Unpublished Culinary Travel Articles Looking for Placement

Editors please take note: I have five finished culinary and/or travel articles unsold. They range from a street festival near Barcelona, to a rare Mediterranean Island liquor; from the sites and museums of Curacao, to the unique food there: and … Continue reading

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The Foods of Extremadura, Spain

This was my first time climbing up the orchard’s terraced slopes to pick the ripest of Spain’s famous cherry crop. I can reach all the dwarf trees’ branches – especially those hanging low with the weight of luscious red fruit. … Continue reading

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Ludwig Piano/Cello Duo at Saugerties Pro Musica Sunday 11/19 @3 p.m.

Each November the Bard College Conservatory of Music sends Saugerties Pro Musica some of their most talented musicians to perform. This year, the Ludwig Duo, made up of Pianist Erica Allen and Cellist Chang Pan, will be our featured performers. … Continue reading

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Speech – A Catskills Cantico

Alf’s benchmark regional history and a collection of essays Last Saturday evening I spoke at an event – 100 Years of Art in Woodstock – about the life of Alf Evers. This is a transcript of my speech: Good evening. … Continue reading

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A Halloween Ghost Story From Curacao

Curacao is an island in the Caribbean off the coast of Venezuela. Blessed with temperatures in the 80s, sunny skies and beaches to rival the best in the world, this Dutch island has all that plus enough colonial heritage and … Continue reading

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Major Changes at Hope Farm Press

Just to make it official, folks. After 58 years of book shop operation, Hope Farm Press will only be selling Hope Farm imprints online. All my other titles have been sold to Inquiring Mind Book Store of Saugerties and New … Continue reading

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Saugerties Pro Musica Concert Sunday

The Boston Trio Sunday 9/17 @ 3 pm Pianist Heng-Jin Park – cellist Jonah Ellsworth – Violinist Irina Moresanu THE BOSTON TRIO Praised by the Boston Globe after their Tanglewood debut at Ozawa Hall, “Whenever this trio plays, drop everything … Continue reading

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Still Star-Crossed in Trujillo, Spain

Filming medieval period-pieces is easier when Spain’s cities are so well preserved. ABC’s Still Star-crossed was filmed in Trujillo, Extremadura, Spain. Continue reading

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