Lead Food

Mama Stamberg’s Cranberry Relish
Craig Claiborne's cranberry relish recipe continues to get a boost from a long held misconception that it was the recipe of a public radio personality's mother. Laura Donnelly
In the L.V.I.S. 60th anniversary cookbook, Mrs. Stuyvesant Wainwright suggests accompanying her Chicken a la Mowry with a “spinach ring filled with small beets.” Laura Donnelly

A celebration that originated with the Aztecs of central Mexico
Decorations for Dia de los Muertos at La Fondita in Amagansett Eric Striffler
Although tamales are a traditional Mexican Day of the Dead food, some diners may enjoy whatever is on the menu at their favorite Mexican joint, like these duck tacos. Laura Donnelly

Holiday season is upon us
Richard Brennan helped in the kitchen by making billionaire’s bacon and zucchini chips. Laura Donnelly

The following three cakes are so easy and so good, you are going to cut them out and keep them forever
Mimi Thorisson’s Everyday Pear Cake is a rustic fall dessert option. Laura Donnelly

If you’re going to cook with pumpkin, you should know that our very own Long Island cheese pumpkin is the best
There’s more under the sun than pumpkin. Jennifer Landes
Once an appetite for pumpkin has been sated, it’s time to explore the whole wide world of winter squash out there, including this display at Balsam Farms in Amagansett. Jennifer Landes

Here are some of your choices, all within blocks of the Southampton Cinema at 43 Hill Street
The Job’s Lane Gastro Pub in Southampton opens its doors to the street and Agawam Park on warm days. Laura Donnelly
The Job’s Lane bruschetta at the Job’s Lane Gastro Pub is one of the best our food critic has ever had.
The Job’s Lane Salad features goat cheese, portobello mushrooms, pine nuts, and mixed greens. Laura Donnelly Photos

Sometimes food is just a prop in a movie; sometimes it becomes the star
Some of the pies Laura Donnelly concocted for the film “Waitress,” for which she taught Keri Russell how to roll out pie dough like a pro. Laura Donnelly
The timpano gets its big reveal in the film “Big Night,” with Stanley Tucci, left, and Tony Shalhoub.

Hampton Chutney Company is based in Amagansett Square
Gary and Isabel Kaplan MacGurn, the proprietors of Hampton Chutney, met in India after a bag of coconuts fell on her head. Durell Godfrey

Navy Beach in Montauk sponsored a chefs’ team-building event for the Barcelona Wine Bar and Restaurant group, with profits going to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation
Three teams of chefs from Barcelona Wine Bar competed with fish they caught off Montauk and local ingredients to see who could put together the best meal. This spread came from a team working with striped bass. Laura Donnelly
Glen Hill Jr., whose team won the “hook ’em and cook ’em” competition at Navy Beach in Montauk, sat with a selection of bluefish dishes. Laura Donnelly

Several melon varieties grow exceptionally well on the South Fork
Summer is not over yet, and the farm stands and markets still have plenty of our local and justifiably famous cantaloupes and watermelons. Laura Donnelly