Long Island’s Winterfest 2014 Live on the Vine is in its seventh year; wineries and musicians and bed-and-breakfasts and restaurants team up to cater to tourists and locals alike.
The growing season seemed unremarkable. Kinda cold and rainy in the spring, not too bad, but not great. But the heat accumulated throughout the…
EdibleLongIsland.com started in April, so we didn’t get a full year in, but what we got was a doozy. We’ve only scratched the surface of covering Western Suffolk and Nassau, so stay tuned. We did learn that Long Islanders like pickles. Our top story had twice as many readers as number 2.
The bones go in a pot. I add a bay leaf, peppercorns (fewer are better) a piece of carrot, celery and a halved onion. Then I let it cook forever, reduce it and freeze it for a pasta fagioli later or some risotto.
It’s a perennial problem. How is it that so many people living in New York City not know Long Island is a major agricultural region with world-class wines and farms producing some of the best vegetables, fruit and livestock?
You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, now we have Giving Tuesday. And you can take advantage of it close to home. Any donation to Group for the East End will be doubled if you contribute online on Tuesday, December 3.
This year, skip the supermarket and get your turkey fresh from a farm.
Those wine people, with their blind tastings and dreams of terroir. What do they know about drinking? And do they really know what they’re drinking? You do, though, you beer aficionado, fan, enthusiast. You also know beer tastes best when it’s fresh, which is why you’re starting to choose local beer over imports and why you’re also opting for draft over bottle (cans still get a pass because they block damaging UV rays).
HARVEST East End, emceed by writer and Best Cellars founder Joshua Wesson, will showcase wines from 42 Long Island winemakers and will feature more than 34 regional chefs at McCall Vineyard & Ranch in Cutchogue.
In our premiere issue, Summer 2013, we included a story about the farmers markets on Long Island with what we considered a complete list. A message from Ethel Terry, who has a hand in a good number of these markets let us know that some have since closed or changed their opening days.
Long Island wine is bigger—and better—than ever.
Dan’s Taste of Two Forks is now taking over a weekend. In addition to the walkaround tasting on Saturday night, local and New York City chefs will be competing to become the GrillHampton Master Chef.