A strainer, cheese ladders, and a fruit press are part of the “What’s Cooking” exhibit at the East Hampton Historical Society. Durell Godfrey

The East Hampton Grill has proved a popular dining alternative despite fears that it would suffer from being part of a corporate chain of restaurants. Morgan McGivern photos

A dessert inspired by a sparkly shoe? Laura Donnelly prefers a raspberry tart, or, perhaps, a cookie plate. Carissa Katz and Laura Donnelly Photos

Gwyneth Paltrow and her father, Bruce Paltrow, from the book “My Father’s Daughter.”

Rhubarb is ripening all around the area and ready to be put in recipes such as a stew or a crisp with strawberries, but don’t eat its leaves. Matthew W. Andersen

Mundo Express
Franklin Ortiz, left, and Clodomiro Medina recently opened Mitad del Mundo Express, a grocery store and more, on North Main Street in East Hampton. Morgan McGivern