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ALL RECIPES, East Hampton, Fish and Seafood, Foraging, Main Dishes

SEA BEAN AND QUAHOG LINGUINE

SEA BEAN AND QUAHOG LINGUINE

Freshly foraged  briny little sea beans pair beautifully with just-dug quahogs for a hearty, down-home tangle of linguine alle vongole. And the best part is out here in East Hampton the ingredients are only as far away as the water. At water’s edge of our favorite clam bed in Three Mile Harbor is a healthy stretch of […]

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ALL RECIPES, Main Dishes, Vegetables

PENNE ALL NORMA: A BARILLA PASTA GAY-FRIENDLY FAMILY RECIPE

PENNE ALL NORMA: A BARILLA PASTA GAY-FRIENDLY FAMILY RECIPE

The Barilla Pasta “we don’t think gay families represent our values” dust-up last fall reminded me of a Barilla-sponsored luncheon I attended in ’07 or ’08. Pasta was on the plate and family mealtime was the topic at table. Although it’s taken a while to dig into my files (i.e. piles of papers and random […]

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ALL RECIPES, East Hampton, Foraging, Vegetables

SAMPHIRE ASPARAGUS VINAIGRETTE

SAMPHIRE ASPARAGUS VINAIGRETTE

One of the thrills of foraging is tapping into Mother Nature’s limitless abundance. While some treasures of the earth are hard to come by (see: truffles) wild samphire is abundant here on eastern Long Island and at its peak now, in early summer. Samphire, a.k.a seabeans, sea asparagus, salicornia, or picklewort, thrives in the marshy, […]

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ALL RECIPES, East Hampton, Main Dishes, Sauces, Vegetables

PEA SHOOT PESTO

PEA SHOOT PESTO

Turns out early summer isn’t such a bad time to join Weight Watchers. Facing the somewhat grim regimen of Points, Power Foods and vanishing carbs is easier when fresh produce (for the unlimited fruits and vegetables the program allows) comes into abundance. These pea shoots were on offer at an East Hampton farm stand.  The […]

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ALL RECIPES, Side Dish

PERSIAN BLUE SALT

PERSIAN BLUE SALT

Another reason to love San Francisco: Spice Ace in Pacific Heights. Where this exotic Persian Blue Salt was acquired for our salt library. It’s rock salt with a light mineral taste. Proprietor Olivia Dillan oversees an encyclopedic collection of spices and is eager to have you sniff and taste to your hearts content.     […]

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ALL RECIPES, Celebrity Recipes, Dessert, Famous Chefs

SALTED CARAMEL PECAN CAKE

SALTED CARAMEL PECAN CAKE

Picture #1: Salted Caramel cake as made by House Beautiful food columnist Alex Hitz. Picture #2: Salted Caramel Pecan cake as made by Spectacularly Delicious. Although these two cakes wouldn’t be mistaken for identical twins they do bear more than a passing resemblance looks-wise. But down in their souls, their very essence, they are one […]

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