The Local Hero Awards echo and reaffirm our mission to celebrate the culinary bounty, heritage and diversity of Long Island. We asked you to vote and vote you did. So, without further ado, we present the 2015 Local Hero Awards to the following local heroes.
Award season is upon us and we need you, our readers, to vote for your Local Heroes.
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:
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.
A Natural Treasure and an American Classic.
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.
Most of us wouldn’t dare put knives in the hands of a pack of five- and six-year-olds and start giving them instructions in a foreign language, but most of us aren’t Susa Quintanilla.