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368719_100002214979660_884017096_n.jpgEXCITING NEWS for those who missed out on Suvir Saran's  Country Marsala class. He has been generous enough to offer another class Sunday, Feb. 26th from 11AM-3PM at the Battenkill Kitchen in Salem (behind the Courthouse).  Suvir has traveled the world finding inspiration and sharing his great knowledge of fine Indian cuisine, which he showcases at his restaurant in NYC.  But where does he chose to live?  Why, the Battenkill Valley, of course!  This is a great opportunity for you to meet a world famous chef and actually learn from him hands-on, and to see the Battenkill Kitchen, which is FDA certified and available to anyone with a penchant for mass-producing their original salsa recipe or a favorite family recipe handed down through the ages.  Participation is limited to just 10  so as soon as you get to the end of this article contact BKI  at 518-854-3032 or by email at
THANK YOU SUVIR!!!!!! An informative and fun time will be had by all who attend!

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Al Budde

40 minutes East of Saratoga and a world away; the Battenkill Valley is a Cornucopia of Cool. No Interstates. No noise. No hurry. Called "The Tuscany of New York", the region abounds in farm-crafted cheeses, creameries, heirloom vegetables and specialty meats you can buy right off the farm. Art galleries that will amaze you. Scenery that will inspire you. And through it all runs the Battenkill River, an astonishingly clear and gentle water playground that also happens to be the toughest trout fishery in the U.S.A Like touring? There's a reason the largest pro-am bike race in America happens here. And don't get me started on the Revolutionary war history, or the “you won't believe what I found: antiques and shops.

AL BUDDE has a lot of interests in fly fishing, playwriting, canoeing (and tubing), history, shopping, dining, friendships and he counts himself among the fortunate few who have found a place where all of those things collide: The Battenkill Valley. He knows (almost) everyone here, and will be your personal guide to all of those hidden places, activities, sights and scenery it would take you years to discover on your own. Discover the Battenkill Valley. Have fun. Make new discoveries. Renew your soul. And start here!


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