artisanal http://wamc.org en Hudson Chocolates in Poughkeepsie, NY http://wamc.org/post/hudson-chocolates-poughkeepsie-ny <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.hudsonchocolates.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Hudson Chocolates</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are exceptional chocolates and confections crafted and designed by master </span>chocolatier<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Francisco </span>Migoya<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Poughkeepsie, NY's newest chocolate shop opened its doors to the public on Saturday, March </span>23rd<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Master chocolatier, Francisco Migoya, was named one of the "Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America" by Dessert Professional Magazine in 2011 and theHuffington Post in 2013, Migoya also served as the executive pastry chef at Thomas Keller's Michelin three-star restaurant, The French Laundry, as well as Bouchon Bakery, and Bouchon Bistro.</p><p>He joins us to tell us more about this exciting confectionery adventure.</p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 65397 at http://wamc.org Hudson Chocolates in Poughkeepsie, NY Artisanal Pencil Sharpener, David Rees http://wamc.org/post/artisanal-pencil-sharpener-david-rees <p><a href="http://www.artisanalpencilsharpening.com/">David Rees</a>&nbsp;energetically eschews &nbsp;mechanical pencils and electric sharpeners. In his new book, <em>How to Sharpen Pencils</em>, &nbsp;he educates the reader on the satisfying process of hand-sharpening a #2 pencil.<br />Rees presents two pencil sharpening events in the Hudson Valley this weekend - he&#39;ll be at Hudson Valley Auctioneers in Beacon on Saturday 5/5 and at Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson on Sunday 5/6.&nbsp;</p><p><br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 15:44:22 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 38202 at http://wamc.org Artisanal Pencil Sharpener, David Rees