By Jessica Winchell, The Global Palate
Photo: Courtesy of Jessica Winchell
I was raised vegetarian by a wholesome hippie couple in western New York and Iowa. I was taught at a young age the importance of gardening, preserving and sustainability. This background helped to form my food ideal. At three years old, I knew I wanted to own a restaurant and worked in kitchens all through high school.
In the mid-1990s, I ventured off to the Culinary Institute of America and fell in love with my husband, Brad, and the beautiful Hudson Valley. After culinary school, we set out to San Francisco to establish our culinary repertoire. We finally settled down in the Hudson Valley and have worked for many years in some of the best restaurants and hotels, establishing relationships with local farmers along the way.
The Global Palate Restaurant was born the spring of 2007 and is located in picturesque West Park, NY, halfway between Kingston and New Paltz on 9W. “Where local ingredients greet the world” is our slogan. We make everything in-house, from the bread to the applewood-smoked bacon and over 30 different ice creams.
Although Brad has moved on to a career of tugboating, I am still putting out some exceptional farm-to-table food. I tend to my own gardens, harvest the vegetables daily and provide eggs for the restaurant from my flock of 30 chickens.
This refreshing cold soup should get you through some of those hot summer evenings.