Food

When eggplants were taken from India to England long ago, they were considered an ornamental plant. They are the only major vegetable of the nightshade family (tomatoes, squash, tobacco, peppers, potatoes) that came from the Old World. According to Harold McGee in his book “On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen,” “an early...
Dan’s Harvest East End will be held at the McCall Vineyard and Ranch in Cutchogue on Saturday. Geoffrey Zakarian, a chef who has appeared on the Food Network’s “Chopped” and “The Kitchen,” along with his newest show, “Cooks vs. Cons,” will be the host. Tickets are on sale for Gala in the Garden, a Sept. 10 benefit at Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag...
First of all, I have to tell you I am not a food snob. I am not even a gourmet, more like a gourmand. I enjoy a chile con queso made with Velveeta “cheese” as much as fresh sea urchin gonads. Yes, uni are gonads, not roe. That being said, we approached Grey Lady East in Montauk with open minds and hearty appetites.
Hayground School in Bridgehampton will host the Great Food Truck Derby on Friday, Aug. 19. More than a dozen trucks featuring a wide range of cuisine and beverage choices circle up from 4 to 7 p.m. Don't miss this roundup! Al Goldberg, a leader of the Slow Food East End group and a fisherman and chef, will host his third annual clambake and “...
This review is dedicated to Freddy the fly, the musca domestica, who died valiantly trying to escape from the glutinous, candied apple syrup of our “hot and numbing crispy beef.” Sorry, Freddy, there was no escape from that quicksand of a sauce.
Brioche-style doughnuts are made fresh throughout the day at Grindstone Coffee and Donuts on Sag Harbor’s Main Street. Varieties include blueberry lemon, chocolate with toffee popcorn, and peanut butter mousse with chocolate. Roman Roth, the winemaker at the Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, will present a preview taste of the winery’s...
Jonathan Glynn will host a Slow Food East End August potluck “snail social” dinner at his residence in Sag Harbor on Aug. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. Reservations can be made on the Slow Food East End website. the Amagansett Food Institute will partner with Around the Fire Catering for a session on Wednesday on “living pizza” that will result in dough...
Although I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of big fat beefsteak tomatoes and sweet white corn at the farm stands, there are plenty of interesting fruits and vegetables available right now. Actually, tomatoes and corn are starting to come in from the North Fork, so have at it. You know what to do with them.
When Michael Cohen was 15, growing up outside of Philadelphia in Cheltenham, Pa., his father told him and his brother it was time to get summer jobs. “My brother went to work in a pet store, because he was interested in fish and reptiles,” Mr. Cohen recalled one sunny afternoon in the garden of East Hampton’s 1770 House. “I said I’m going to work...