READ & FEED 2016

Saturday, July 30 2016 | 5 – 11PM, Doors open at 4PM

READ & FEED // A new festival for food and literature in partnership with CLMP (Community of Literary Magazines and Presses)



// $20 in advance, $25 at the door //

Tickets include all panel discussions, readings, demos, access to the marketplace and special tastings, plus a $5 voucher that can be used towards any book or magazine purchase at the event.

Basilica Hudson and CLMP (Community for Literary Magazines and Presses), present READ & FEED, a new festival for food and literature. This projected annual event brings together artisanal makers of food with artisanal makers of literature. This inaugural “mini-festival” will feature panel discussions bringing together writers, farmers and chefs, cooking and mixology demonstrations, a marathon reading of John Cage’s Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse), and a marketplace featuring more than twenty small press publishers and artisanal food makers, plus spectacular eats and drinks. Much of READ & FEED will be broadcast live on Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley and streamed online at



A feast not to be missed at the Hudson waterfront

Ramp Fest Pic1Saturday, May 2, 12 – 4 PM

2 PM in North Hall: “Ramps & the Food Choices We Make”  – Ramp Fest Panel Discussion between Glynwood, Hawthorne Valley and Fish & Game with special guest speakers Zak Pelaccio, Jori Emde, Sara Grady and Andreas Schneider.

All RAMP FEST ticket holders invited.

$30 in advance / $35 at the door
$10 for kids under 12


Abundant in the Hudson Valley, chefs and diners alike swoon at this spring delicacy. The 5th Annual Ramp Fest Hudson invites chefs from upstate New York and the big city to craft dishes around the ramp, a wild onion coveted by chefs and diners alike for its strong garlicky aroma and pungent flavor.

Ramp Fest returns to Basilica Hudson and – new to this year – includes collaborations with environmentally-conscious and like-minded organizations. Music will be provided by rockabilly honky-tonk band Chops & Sauerkraut and there will be a cash bar.

Glynwood, Hawthorne Valley, Camphill Village and Green Mountain Energy will participate with educational and hands-on demonstrations (who wants to learn how to pickle ramps?) to renew focus on sustainable agriculture, community, and energy. At 2 PM in the North Hall, a panel discussion on the intersection of sustainable food, energy and community will be led by Glynwood’s Sara Grady and include Fish and Game’s Zak Pelaccio as well as Hawthorne Valley’s Andreas Schneider.

CLICK HERE for info on how to forage ramps sustainably.

The confirmed restaurants and chefs are:
Another Fork in the Road (Milan, NY) – Chef Jamie Parry
Gaskins (Tivoli, NY) – Chef Nick Suarez
Ca’Mea (Hudson, NY) – Chefs Wilson Costa and May Cenci
Fish and Game (Hudson, NY) – Chef Zak Pelaccio
Fresh Company (Garrison, NY) – Chef Shelley Boris
Gallow Green at The McKittrick Hotel (New York, NY) – Chef R.L. King
Glynwood (Cold Spring, NY) – Chef Jodi Cummings
Helsinki Hudson (Hudson, NY) – Chef Hugh Horner
John Andrews Farmhouse Restaurant (South Egremont, MA) – Chef Dan Smith
Market Street (Rhinebeck, NY) and Cucina (Woodstock, NY) – Chef Gianni Scappin
Miss Lucy’s Kitchen (Saugerties, NY) – Chef Marc Propper
Omega (Rhinebeck, NY) – Chef Bob Turner
Oriole 9 and Yum Yum Noodle Bar (Woodstock, NY) – Chef Pierre-Luc Moeijs
Panzur (Tivoli, NY) – Chef Rei Peraza
Riverview Cafe (Stuyvesant, NY) – Chef Daniel Cunningham
Speedy Romeo (Brooklyn, NY) – Chef Justin Bazdarich
Swoon Kitchenbar (Hudson, NY) – Chef and Ramp Fest founder Jeff Gimmel
The Crimson Sparrow (Hudson, NY) – Chef John McCarthy
The Farmer’s Wife (Ancramdale, NY) – Chef Job Yacubian
The Red Onion (Saugerties, NY) – Chef Kevin Katz
Truck Pizza (Hudson, NY) – Chef Alvaro Medina

It will be a feast not to be missed at the Hudson waterfront.
See what this years’ participants have in store & get your tickets now!