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  • Has anyone else noticed the situational irony of Tutto Il Giorno opening mere steps from Dopo La Spiaggia in Sag Harbor? The menus are almost identical.
  • On July 29, chefs including Jason Weiner, Claudia Fleming, Christian Mir, and Joe Realmuto will cook a dinner to honor Jacques Pepin and to benefit the Hayground School.
  • Years ago, the only way I could find zucchini blossoms was to go pick my own or beg a friend with some vigorous plants to give me some.
  • Seasons by the Sea: Blossoms and Leaves
  • The prices at EMP Summer House are high, but worth every penny. If you save up some cash and get yourself in early, you, too, can experience an amazing meal.
  • Dinner nightlyIl Mulino is like the Italian version of the Hillstone Group of restaurants. Big, expensive, efficient, and very good. It has numerous locations in New York City and on Long Island, along with outposts in Orlando (Disney World), Atlanta, San Juan, Las Vegas, Tokyo, and now Wainscott.
  • Anthony Bourdain was a chef, traveler, writer, father. His departure from our planet is a crushing blow.
  • Seasons by the Sea: Rest in Peace, Anthony Bourdain
  • Eric Ripert’s autobiography “32 Yolks” and Peter Gethers’s culinary memoir “My Mother’s Kitchen” are similar in many ways and distinctly different in others. Both men come from prosperous families with strong mothers and colorful fathers. Early influences for Mr. Ripert were the gardens tended by his father and grandparents in the South of France and Andorra, and meeting a chef named Jacques at a very young age. His book is humble and modest, his childhood somewhat harrowing, and it covers his life from early childhood to the moment he first comes to America to work for Jean-Louis Palladin in Washington, D.C.
  • Seasons by the Sea: Rhubarb: Love It or Hate It

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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.