The Fabulous Beekman Boys–A Taste of the Past and Present

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Recently, our friend, radio host, and HandPicked Nation contributor Linda Pelaccio got in touch with an intriguing proposition.

She was scheduled to interview Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell (aka The Fabulous Beekman Boys) about their newest book, The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook.

Would we care to join her, meet the boys and capture some moving pictures?

Yes, of course we would. And we did.

We have long admired how these two ‘city boys’ have made their spread into a working farm. How they have put sustainable practices into their animal husbandry, their gardening, their beehives and even their recipes. And how they have built such a successful brand around the small-batch, handmade ethic.

We all met at their Beekman 1802 house, near Sharon Springs, New York early on a rainy August morning.

When we arrived to set up, Brent and Josh were very welcoming and down-to-earth. It’s obvious they work hard at being the Beekman Boys. They continue to perfect their line of products (made from goats’ milk produced within shouting distance of their kitchen)–a variety of cheeses, soap, and something new, goats’ milk ice cream.

We have long admired how these two ‘city boys’ have made their spread into a working farm.

Our cameras rolled for little over an hour and the clip you see above is the result. We have condensed the video, but you can enjoy the entire interview here.

Our thanks to Linda Pelaccio for including us in this project. Linda is a culinary historian who writes, produces and hosts her top-rated radio show, A Taste of the Past, for the Heritage Radio Network.

Do you have a favorite recipe from The Fabulous Beekman Boys that you enjoy making?

Photo credit: The Fabulous Beekman Boys