Unlike the Oscars where the winners are selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, our Local Hero awards are selected by you, the readers of Edible Long Island. After nearly two weeks of very active voting, Long Islanders have spoken and Local Heroes have been selected in the following categories:
A culinary cousin to dumplings, raviolis, empanadas and pierogis, the knish was brought by Jewish immigrants the United States in the early 20th century. It’s a pocket of carbohydrate heaven, a pillow of whipped potato wrapped in a flaky golden crust.
Each year Edible Communities, the family of local food magazines of which Edible Long Island is one of its newest members, gives its readers an opportunity to acknowledge and recognize the dedication and work of our local heroes: the farmers, chefs, merchants, food artisans and nonprofit organizations that feed us.
Dining out Valentine’s Day can be a bit overrated. My husband and I stopped going out once my children were born. Trying to find a babysitter for the most romantic night of the year was like putting toothpaste back in a tube.
Their truffles, in seven varieties, keep the team the busiest. Lobingnat estimates during the week prior to Valentine’s Day, they hand make close to 21,000 of the bite-sized treats.
Michelle Panciarello is only in her first year of owning and operating a rolling restaurant, but as the Mad Hatter of her Wonderland-inspired organic food truck, Eat Me, Drink Me, the Bay Shore resident is still no weekend warrior.
Lucky us. On Long Island it’s easy to find fresh fish. Try living in suburban New Jersey, where my sister lives, and you have to drive two towns over to find a store that sells fish and only fish.
Gumm and Medwig plunged into the frigorific waters of Smithtown Bay in search of Blue Island’s acclaimed Naked Cowboy Oyster.
On Long Island locavores lack access to locally raised organic meats. Bolkas wants to change that by converting his 30 acres of property in upstate New York into a pasture-raised cattle ranch.
May I suggest a wonderful outing that helps you get things done, that the kids will love and involves local food? A trip to Freeport’s Nautical Mile and Two Cousin’s Fish Market will stop the spiral into madness.
Voted best gluten-free menu and organic eatery on Long Island by the readers of the Long Island Press and rated by Delight Gluten-Free Magazine as one of the best gluten-free bakeries in America, Ms. Michelle’s serves an array of organic, gluten-free treats.
The real Santa Claus touches down at the farmers market in Huntington.