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  •      Eggs are delicious. Eggs are boring. Eggs are a perfect little package of protein. Eggs can be dangerous. Eggs are good for you. No, they’re bad for you. All of these things are true. Eggs are confusing!
        As a cook and someone interested in nutrition, I believe in the sunny side of eggs. As a pastry chef, I constantly marvel at the egg’s ability to be transformed into a light and airy souffle or meringue or a rich custard or ice cream. They are simple; they are complicated.

  • <P>Located on North Ferry Road, 18 Bay is in a lovely restored farmhouse with big windows and a covered porch. There is a wood-burning stove at the entrance, a bar in the middle, and about 12 tables all around.
  • Salade Tourangelle
        This recipe from “The Taste of France” is more of a guideline, and does not give measurements. Each vegetable is prepared separately but served together on the same platter.

    Asparagus tips, cooked and sprinkled with a vinaigrette made with walnut oil and white wine vinegar to which you have added salt and pepper, some finely chopped shallots and a little chopped parsley

  •     Last week I offered up the first five of my 10 favorite cookbooks, now for the second.

  • Lovage and Apple Stuffed Roast Chicken
        Here is Lee Bailey’s recipe. I substitute celery leaves for lovage.
        Serves six.
    2 21/2-lb. chickens
    1 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. black pepper
    1 cup butter, softened
    1 handful lovage
    1 large cooking apple, peeled and cored

    1 Tbsp. butter, softened
    2 Tbsp. flour
    1 cup chicken stock, heated
    1 Tbsp. chopped chives

  •    I have a huge cookbook collection. I am constantly editing, but the collection grows. People give me books, I buy more. I am first in line at the cookbook booth at the Ladies Village Improvement ­Society Fair. I have even bought back books I donated to the L.V.I.S. That’s mental.

  • Highway Diner and Bar
    290 Montauk Highway
    East Hampton
    Sunday through Thursday,
    10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
    Friday and Saturday,
    10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

  • Zokkon
    47 Montauk Highway
    East Hampton
    Sunday through Thursday, 5-10 p.m.
    Friday and Saturday, 5-11 p.m.

  • Sweet and Spicy Salmon
        You can toss together just about any combination of sweet chili sauce, garlic, and ginger and throw it on some salmon before grilling, baking, or broiling and it will be good. Serve with brown rice and a salad topped with nuts and dried cranberries.
        Serves four.
    11/2 lbs. salmon, cut into 4 servings
    1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
    1 Tbsp. hot chili sauce, any kind will do
    2 Tbsp. olive oil
    2 Tbsp. chopped garlic
    2 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger

  •     When it was recently suggested that I do a story on foods that help us get through the winter doldrums, I immediately wiped my greasy fingers on my paper towel napkin, adjusted the waistband on my sweatpants, set aside the 1/10 that remained of the artichoke dip I had decided was my dinner, and wondered, “Why did I just eat that? What compelled me to make a rich, gooey, fat-laden dip for a meal?”

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  • The following is excerpted from Laura Donnelly's restaurant review in this week's Star. More ideas for meals on the go can be found in the Star's Restaurant Guide:

    It's Columbus Day weekend AND the Hamptons International Film Festival is on the East End so I know all of you ladies and gentlemen and black-clad cinephiles want to know where to eat. With movies being shown in 6 locations from Southampton to Montauk your dining options are plentiful.