Chuck's Behind-the-Scenes Instagram Pics: Rhinebeck

Chuck stays warm in the wintry Hudson Valley with homemade hot drinks, warm comfort foods, and sizzling seafood and pork dishes.

Horsing Around

An iron horse head decorates the sidewalk in Rhinebeck, N.Y.

Hometown Hero

A street sign in Rhinebeck indicating the location of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's former home.

Rise and Shine

An espresso affogatto (an espresso with gelato) from Gigi Trattoria.

No Ordinary Matter

Chef/Owner Laura Pensiero and Chuck discuss how to make the perfect Skizza.

A Delicate Art

Laura and Chuck look on as Chef Wilson rolls out some dough for a Skizza.


A Skizza, fresh out of the oven, from Gigi Trattoria.

A Piece of the Action

Chuck picks up a slice of the Margherita Skizza during a sit-down lunch at Gigi Trattoria.

Bread and Butter

A slice of warm panettone bread pudding from Gigi's Trattoria.

On the Road Again

The beautiful rural New York landscape on the way to Madava Farms.

A Madava Welcome

A lovely large stone sign greets you as you drive up to Madava Farms, the home of Crown Maple Syrup, in Rhinebeck.

On Tap

Chuck taps a maple tree while Chef Josh Kroner and Jacob Griffin look on.

Crown Jewel

Chef Kroner presents his pork dish, prepared with Crown Maple Syrup.

The Real Deal

An up-close look at a bottle of 100 percent pure maple syrup from Madava Farms.

Put a Ring on It

An artistic take on a section of tree rings, hanging on the wall in the tasting room at Madava.


A frozen lake on the grounds of Madava Farms.

Onto the Next One

Chuck strikes a pose before walking into Le Petit Bistro.

Two Chefs, One Dish

Chuck and Chef Joseph Dalu pause for a quick photo before preparing fried oysters.

His World is His Oyster

A look at the fresh oysters Chef Dalu will use to prepare his dish.


The monitor shows Chuck and Chef Dalu enjoying a conversation while preparing their dish.

Take Two

At Cinnamon, Shiwanti and Chaminda Widyarathna discuss the ingredients needed to make their dish.

Color Me Spicy

Spices in a vibrant array of colors at Cinnamon.

A Cup of the Good Stuff

A cup of homemade chai from Cinnamon restaurant in Rhinebeck.

From Nibble to Scribble

Chuck signs the guest book for Shiwanti and Chaminda at Cinnamon.

Chuck Was Here

Chuck signs his signature lobster to the guest book at Cinnamon.

Freeze Me a River

Chuck looks out over the chilly Hudson River.

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