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The Basics of Baking for Beginners

Many brilliantly talented chefs declare "I hate to bake; I can't do pastry." That is because while cooking and baking are life skills and arts, pastry and baking are also science and chemistry and require precision without variation. To start with basic baking, you don't need a lot of equipment, but you do need the correct equipment.

Dec 3, 2020
News for Foodies 12.03.20

Fish and farmers markets through the winter holidays, wine tastings virtually, dinner specials, and more

Dec 3, 2020
Seasons Seasons by the Sea: Confessions of a Control-Freak Chef

Phil Hartman's "Anal Retentive Chef" on "Saturday Night Live" kept cleaning up his counter space, agonizing over unsymmetrically cut bell peppers, uneven numbers of ladyfingers, and disposing bits of food in such an elaborate and fussy way, he never got around to actually cooking. There's nothing wrong with that, except for not beginning or completing a dish.

Nov 25, 2020
News for Foodies 11.26.20

Gurney's provides new ways to socialize outdoors in bungalows with fire pits and Guild Hall will hold a benefit wine dinner in Montauk.

Nov 25, 2020
Thanksgiving at Home, With Help From the Pros

This year's Thanksgiving may be a more intimate affair than the usual feast, but even those hosting small gatherings will be looking for ways to make them as special as ever, and plenty of South Fork restaurants and catering companies are ready to help.

Nov 19, 2020
Seasons by the Sea: A Most Unusual Thanksgiving

No matter where we find ourselves on Thanksgiving Day and who we're with, there are ways of making this year's holiday festive, whether using traditional recipes or breaking out and trying something new.

Nov 19, 2020
News for Foodies 11.19.20

More options for Thanksgiving dinner, Moby's closing for the season, Wolffer cider, and more

Nov 19, 2020
Silver Spoon Specialties: A Catered Family Affair

A thriving gourmet shop and catering business that Jeanine Burge opened with her son here in May, Silver Spoon Specialties had a modest start 10 years ago with a food truck.

Nov 12, 2020
News for Foodies 11.12.20

Thanksgiving dinners to take out or eat in from all over, Florence Fabricant on Zoom, and more dinner specials

Nov 12, 2020
Seasons by the Sea: The Indescribable Truffle

White truffles, which are a fascinating culinary phenomenon, are in season and were the focus of a recent tasting menu at Nick and Toni's restaurant.

Nov 5, 2020
News for Foodies 11.05.20

Thoughts on Thanksgiving and meals to preorder, a chowder contest benefit, new restaurant menus, specials, and more

Nov 5, 2020
Seasons by the Sea: Eat, Drink, and Be Scary

Housebound this Halloween? There are ways to celebrate at home that are festive and delicious, despite the bad puns.

Oct 29, 2020