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A good test of the chef’s abilities
The difference between perfect calamari and its rubbery cousin is really a matter of seconds. Laura Donnelly

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Step up your culinary repertoire

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“Long Island Grown: Food and Beverage Artisans at Work”
What would a panel about food and wine artisans of Long Island be without samples of their bounty? Laura Donnelly
The panel of speakers at Bridge Gardens included Patty DiVello of Patty’s Berries and Bunches, Tom Wickham of Wickham’s Fruit Farm, and Michael Krummenacker of Duck Walk Vineyard. Laura Donnelly

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Spring will be here . . . in June
Strawberries in December? This happened. Laura Donnelly
The author’s kitchen herb garden in early May

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The owners and business partners, Eric Lemonides and Jason Weiner, the chef, have been friends since they were 5 and 6 growing up in Brooklyn
Whether renovating a shed-like building for their first location or taking over the grander and more proportional space they now occupy on Ocean Road, the partners in Almond (below from left, Jason Weiner, Almond Zigmund, and Eric Lemonides) have always brought high style to their casual bistro settings. Eric Striffler and Daniel Gonzalez Photos
Like many other patrons, Bill Clinton appreciates the martinis, left, at Almond’s bar. Right, a photo of their first location.
Typically the mainstay of any great bistro, the steak frites at Almond, with original bordelaise or more recent au poivre sauce, is always worth a try.

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