As a little girl, Nicole Basso recalls, her passion for tea and conversation brewed over midnight talks with her grandma.
Two Irish guys and a German walk into a bar…sounds like the beginning of a joke, but what resulted is a thing of beauty: a Long Island–brewed Kölsch-style beer.
In the kitchen of the majestic Glen Oaks Country Club in Old Westbury, chef Alex Lee sits back in his chair and weighs three firm, unapologetically misshapen heirloom tomatoes in a rainbow of hues in his hands. • Photographs by Doug Young
Travel and taste four continents in as many village blocks.
German tradition lives on at Forest Pork Store.
A devotion to mussels.
From roadside taqueria stands to Mayan vegetables cooked on an open fire at Hartwood Restaurant, photo editor Doug Young takes us on a visual trip through Tulum in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.
Earlier this summer, and just days apart, Long Island wine country lost two of its own, Ann Marie and Marco Borghese.
Some families are blessed to have a doctor in the house. Other families count their lucky stars to have an attorney among their ranks. Betsy Davidson’s family has far more auspicious bragging rights: they count an honest to goodness hamburger expert as one of their own.
Huntington’s only roadside farm stand, Kerber’s, was established in 1941. Sadly, the landmark property had fallen into disrepair and was marked for development, much to the dismay of longtime locals who grew up eating the farm’s eggs, ice cream, produce and pies.
Much like Dorothy, Marc Anthony Bynum has found his heart’s desire in his own backyard. The Farmingdale native and two-time Food Network’s Chopped champion is nearly ready to open the doors to his first restaurant, Hush Bistro, in his own backyard, on Farmingdale’s Main Street.
Farmigo, a virtual farmers market connecting consumers directly with growers, is cropping up in a multitude of unlikely places on Long Island. Cafeterias, schools, restaurants and even yoga studios have become drop-off sites for local produce. Preordered online by health-savvy consumers, Farmigo’s mission statement is to “connect people with real food from small-scale local and regional producers.”