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.
An iron horse head decorates the sidewalk in Rhinebeck, N.Y.
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.
Chuck taps a maple tree while Chef Josh Kroner and Jacob Griffin look on.
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.
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.