Four pages are just not enough for chef Alex Lee. We’ve got more of his vegetable veneration and his participation in this year’s Meatopia X: the Carnivore’s Ball.
As the summer winds down and I recall happy memories, the fabulous foods I consumed also comes to mind. Here are my picks for the five best foods I ate this summer:
I snuck out back with a beach pail, and lo and behold the branches that were covered in white blossoms were now fully laden with ripe deep purple beach plums.
Sunday mornings when I was a mere lad meant attending church with my parents followed by a trip to the bakery. Each Sunday I had my choice of the following: a crumb bun, a cinnamon crueler or, my all time favorite, an apple fritter. I vividly remember enjoying each bite while having a cup of tea with some milk and just a tad bit of sugar.
Love the idea of a traditional Long Island clambake but cannot envision yourself pulling off the whole time-honored rigmarole? No worries, as a resourceful North Shore bayman has your back.
To try and restore bay health the town of Islip created an initiative to lease by lottery 13 parcels of bay area between two and five acres each for oyster farming.
Wave that flag, wave it high and wide – Stella Blue Bistro, in Huntington, has opened its doors.
For consecutive weekends I went for a hamburger in two restaurants across the Stony Brook village green, Mirabelle Tavern at Three Village Inn and the newly opened Latitude 121, which occupies the space that formerly housed the Brook House. They’re both so classic Long Island, a meld of cultures: Mirabelle Tavern reminds me of something you’d find in the Hudson Valley while Latitude 121’s style and décor feels very New England.
A tartine, essentially a French-style, open-faced sandwich with a rich or elaborate topping is hard to resist. Tartinery, the New York City chain, know this all too well and has a devoted fan base since opening in Nolita in 2010.
Surprisingly, they don’t look very edible. Their abundance during low tide seems too good to be true. How could a salt water plant so lavishly available and worth $15 per pound just be sitting on our shores without being ransacked?
Friend of Edible Sean Barrett, founder of Dock to Dish, the first community supported fishery on Long Island, sends out weekly newsletters to his subscribers. It is always jam-packed with information about what’s going on in the fishery, specific species and the men and women who fish our waters. This week: tilefish.
Jen Going, who clearly shines when it comes to al fresco tablescaping, sat with me recently (at the beach, of course) and shared some of her tips and inspiration for outdoor entertaining and dining.