Food

Gingerbread cookies
Gingerbread cookies are more durable and stay fresh longer than soft-baked selections. Durell Godfrey


Scallops
Scallops have a right to be left alone in order for their sweetness to shine. Laura Donnelly

Sliced butternut squash and new potatoes
Sliced butternut squash and new potatoes are two items that can be made simply and memorable in a gratin dish, seasoned and baked for an hour. Carissa Katz


East Hampton Gourmet Food
In addition to its regular menu, East Hampton Gourmet Food offers a sophisticated version of a vegan Thanksgiving dinner and several solutions to food concerns such as gluten allergies. Jo M. Johnson




Justin Hoke, the new chef at Spring Close restaurant
Justin Hoke, the new chef at Spring Close restaurant, served two of his specialties, New York strip steak au poivre and grilled octopus, on a recent night. Morgan McGivern photos