ALL RECIPES, East Hampton, Fish and Seafood

OVER-STUFFED LOBSTER ROLLS WITH A SCIENTIFIC COMPARISON OF PRE-SHELLED LOBSTER MEAT VS. HOME COOKED

OVER-STUFFED LOBSTER ROLLS WITH A SCIENTIFIC COMPARISON OF PRE-SHELLED LOBSTER MEAT VS. HOME COOKED

Stuart’s, our excellent seafood store in Amaganset offers cooked lobster meat out of the shell for $55 a pound. The pieces are nice and big, the claws neatly extracted to keep their form. The thick tails are tightly curled, a crucial sign.  Lobster tails will only curl up when cooked if the lobster is alive […]

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Dessert, East Hampton

SUMMER FRUIT TART HACK WITH PLUMS AND APRICOTS

SUMMER FRUIT TART HACK WITH PLUMS AND APRICOTS

Seems like this is the summer of recipe “hacks,” the near-miraculous shortcuts that crack the code of everyday cookery. Or something like that. As there are a about million blog posts and Pinterest boards dedicated to the pursuit of the hack, the time felt right to share one of my own. Easy thing #1: This summer […]

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ALL RECIPES, Celebrity Recipes, Main Dishes

TAMPIQUENA

TAMPIQUENA

Tampiquena is a south of the border alternative to the summer grilling familiars.  At its most basic it’s a seasoned grilled skirt steak served with a variety of sides and garnishes. Not surprisingly beans, rice and corn tortillas are usually included. It’s the upgrades and add-ons to standard carne asada that give Tampiquena its flair. […]

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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, 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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ALL RECIPES, Famous Chefs, Salads

GREEN GODDESS DRESSING

GREEN GODDESS DRESSING

One of my food rules (and there are many) is always order the things with avocado when in California. The west coast seems to have a way with them, consistently butter soft and flavorful, enriching eggs, sandwiches, quesadillas and just about anything else you can think of. This rule was validated on a recent trip […]

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