The Fight to Bring Oysters Back to the Hudson River

New York nonprofit Billion Oyster Project works to repopulate one of the Hudson River’s keystone species. Imagine strolling down to the river late one afternoon, wading in and scraping up a handful of oversized oysters, then sitting by the riverside, watching the sun set behind the Highlands, shucking and slurping and tossing your shells into…

A Hudson Valley Chef Pilots His Own Course to Seafood and Serenity

By Mike Diago (originally written for Hudson Valley Magazine) This spring, Chef Serge Madikians of Amenia-based restaurant Serevan took Hudson Valley on a stratospheric grocery-shopping trip via “Serge Air” — the small rental plane he flies to Cape Cod on sunny days for seafood. He pulled up to the Great Barrington airport in his red SUV on an early…