1. The Deli Egg Sandwich: A Long Island Breakfast Tradition By John H. Delaney/The Best Egg Sandwich on Long Island By Meredith Shanley
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.
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.
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.
Everyone loves a hero and Long Island is full of champions of our local foodshed. Look for our 2015 Heroes soon.
Dinner with some other-worldly guests? Kerriann Flanagan Brosky took us on a spine-tingling tour of some haunted eateries.
Our first “In the Kitchen With” profile was, fittingly, all about Long Island’s restaurateur of renown, Tom Schaudel.
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
Blue Island Oyster Company is one of several oyster farms that is reviving the Great South Bay’s indigenous industry.
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
While safeguarding her super-secret beach plum foraging locales, Miss Amy did share her recipe for summer-in-a jar, Beach Plum Jam.