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.”