Top 10 Stories of 2014

1. The Deli Egg Sandwich: A Long Island Breakfast Tradition By John H. Delaney/The Best Egg Sandwich on Long Island By Meredith Shanley

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photo by Doug Young

We never would have guessed that a post about a deli egg sandwich would end up being our top story for the year. It was shared over and over on social media, garnering comments from all over the country. Long Island is truly the Egg Sandwich Capital of the World.

2. Tribute to local apiarist, Craig Byer/The Buzz on Bees with Craig Byer By Cristina Cosentino

photo by Stephen LaMarche

photo by Stephen LaMarche

This is both a sad and touching story. Huntington apiarist Craig Byer passed away suddenly in June and Cristina Cosentino’s moving tribute was read and shared by many who loved this larger-than-life man’s zest for living and support of the sustainable agriculture movement.

3. Community Table: Sayville by Su-Jit Lin-Disimone

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photos by Doug Young

In our first village profile, Community Table focused on Sayville.  This south shore Suffolk County village has an honest-to-goodness small town aura and a whole lot of tasty eateries.

4. Vote for Edible Long Island’s Local Heroes 2014/And the Local Hero Award Goes to… By the Editors

Guy Reuge cooking at Mirabelle

photo by Doug Young

Everyone loves a hero and Long Island is full of champions of our local foodshed. Look for our 2015 Heroes soon.

5. Long Island’s Eerie Eateries By Kerriann Flanagan Brosky

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photo by Doug Young

Dinner with some other-worldly guests? Kerriann Flanagan Brosky took us on a spine-tingling tour of some haunted eateries.

6. In the Kitchen With: Tom Schaudel By Betsy Davidson

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photo by Doug Young

Our first “In the Kitchen With” profile was, fittingly, all about Long Island’s restaurateur of renown, Tom Schaudel.

7. They Are Strong, They Are Invincible, They Are the Women of Craft Beer By Sophia del Gigante

From left, Amanda Danielsen, Shelby Poole, Lauri Spitz and Succety Lara

photo by Sophia del Gigante

Sophia del Gigante profiled four women who are making names for themselves in the world of craft beer.

8. Bona Fide Blue Point Oysters by Betsy Davidson

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photo by Doug Young

Blue Island Oyster Company is one of several oyster farms that is reviving the Great South Bay’s indigenous industry.

9. Simply Cider and Apples at the Jericho Cider Mill By T.W. Barritt

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photo by T. W. Barritt

As charming and authentic as it was in the 1950s, the Jericho Cider Mill is still churning out gallons of sweet cider each autumn.

10. RECIPE: Miss Amy’s Beach Plum Jam By Betsy Davidson

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photo by Doug Young

While safeguarding her super-secret beach plum foraging locales, Miss Amy did share her recipe for summer-in-a jar, Beach Plum Jam.

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