Upper Valley Life

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Feature: Cookies to Cakes
From casual to elegant, it’s all in a day’s work for the Hanover Inn pastry chef. Photography by Tom McNeill. Text by Laura Jean Whitcomb  click here

Feature: Dinner and Theater at Fable Farm
Farming and acting? It makes perfect sense at Fable Farm in Barnard, Vt. As the curtain lifts and the expectant buzz begins, the message of Fable Farm rings loud and true: watching a story performed, full on good food and conversation, one becomes a part of community at its best. By Kim J. Gifford. Photography by Seth Butler  click here

2014 Dining Guide and Local Recipes
It’s a resource you’ll rely on all year: a handy guide that lists restaurants by town. Included in the Dining Guide are 11 recipes
provided by local restaurants and organizations.  click here
Recipes in print include:
Ramunto’s Four Cheese Macaroni and Cheese
PINE Restaurant’s Boneless Beef Short ribs and Celery Root, Potato and Sweet Onion Puree
Cedar Circle Farm’s Quick Ginger Black Currant Jam
Woodstock Farmers’ Market Patrick’s Famous Vermont French Toast and
Carpenter & Main’s Gazpacho

Also Inside:


Java Joy!
Coffee is everywhere: You can sip a complementary cup while you shop or while you wait for a haircut. But there are times when you want to savor a truly delicious cup of coffee, cappuccino, espresso or latte. Here are several great places to go for a serious cup o’ Joe. 
By Barbra Alan. Photography by Lars Blackmore

Following the Food
We’re not going far — no more than a dozen miles up and down the corridor of Route 4 between Quechee and Woodstock, Vt. But within that short geographical space, there is a veritable smorgasbord of food and drink to be sampled and savored. At no point will we enter a restaurant.
By Diane Taylor. Photography by Tom McNeill
BONUS: Two Route 4 recipes included — Raspberry Rhubarb Cocktail and Maple Buttered Green Beans


First Glance: A pictorial look at life in the Upper Valley. By Tom McNeill

Contributors: Meet some of the folks who worked on the July/August issue.

Quick Looks: Activities and events, locally made products, and other assorted food news from around the Upper Valley. Articles in this issue cover Hanover, N.H., and Vermont towns Barnard, Grafton, Montpelier, North Hartland, Thetford, Randolph, Weathersfield, West Pawlet and Woodstock. By Kim Gifford, Diane Taylor and Laura Jean Whitcomb

Calendar: 14 Reasons to Get Out of the House
Looking for summer fun? Here are 14 events you might want to add to your calendar. Compiled by Laura Jean Whitcomb

Local Eats: Tozier’s Restaurant
Everyone has a favorite restaurant they love to frequent on birthdays, visit each time they pass through town, or perhaps even worked there as a dishwasher or busboy. Tozier’s in Bethel, Vt., is such a restaurant. By Kim J. Gifford. Photography by Ben DeFlorio

On the Cover

Tower of Carrot Cake
Photograph by Tom McNeill
Carrot cake has been a mainstay on the PINE Restaurant menu, but it is taking a short break this summer. It will still be on the catering menu, and returning to the PINE menu this fall. In case you’ll be missing it, we put it on our July cover! For more tasty treats see p. 42.
You can see more of Tom’s work at www.tom mcneillphotography.com