News for Foodies: 08.14.14

Local Food News
Babette’s restaurant in East Hampton was the scene Monday for the latest episode of “Car Matchmaker,” featuring Jerry Seinfeld, left. He spoke with the online show’s host, Spike Feresten, who was a writer for Mr. Seinfeld’s television series. Lucia Akard

Contessa’s Cookbooks

Ina Garten’s extensive cookbook collection, housed at her East Hampton residence, where she also has space for a test kitchen and shoots of her “Barefooot Contessa” Food Network TV show, are featured in the September issue of Food Network magazine. The issue is on newsstands now. A list of Ms. Garten’s go-to cookbooks is online at

At Harlow East

Sunday evenings bring barbecue to the back bar at Harlow East, a new restaurant this summer in the former B. Smith’s space on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. For $25 each, diners get grilled goodies, from barbecue beef to brisket and bratwurst, corn on the cob, and a glass of beer or rosé. Live music takes place each week as well. It all begins at 7 p.m.

Cheesemonger Comes East

Those who love the cheeses and accompaniments offered at Lucy’s Whey cheese shop from the Chelsea Market in New York City (and formerly of East Hampton) can get their fill on Fridays and Saturdays this month, when Lucy Kazickas will open a pop-up shop at the Lieb Cellars tasting room in East Hampton from noon to 7 p.m. The wine shop is at 26 Park Place, in the Reutershan parking lot in East Hampton Village. Ms. Kazickas will bring a selection of cheeses, fruit tarts, and the shop’s popular Montauk marlin dip, along with other items. Those who wish to request particular cheeses or other items from the store may place special orders by contacting Ms. Kazickas by Thursday of any week at

East End Chefs

George Gounelas, the general manager and chef at the Old Stove Pub in Sagaponack, will present the next East End Chefs cooking class at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor. On Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., Mr. Gounelas will demonstrate how to make Greek dishes, including a beef or lamb gyro with tzatziki sauce, along with Greek salad, and an ice cream sundae with homemade cold fudge sauce for dessert. The cost is $20. Wine and water will be available for purchase. Space is limited; reservations may be made by contacting Lillian Woudsma at

Harvest East End

A red-letter day for foodies and oenophiles is coming up on Aug. 23, when the annual Harvest East End takes place, this year at the McCall Vineyard and Ranch in Cutchogue. The fund-raiser organized by the Long Island Wine Council brings together 40 East End winemakers and 30 chefs for a wine tasting and auction and some local fare. V.I.P. tickets, and general admission tickets, at $125 each, are available. Details can be found at

Chinese Cooking

Karen Lee will offer a class in authentic Chinese cooking on Wednesday at an Amagansett residence. The author of three Chinese cookbooks, Ms. Lee, a caterer and cooking teacher, was an apprentice to Madame Grace Zia Chu, who introduced authentic Chinese cooking to American cooks. The menu will include shu mai, ginger beef, shrimp with cucumber, Sichuan green beans, cilantro rice, and baked custards with strawberry sauce. The cost is $115. Students may bring their own wine. Reservations may be made at