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Recipe: Dohanos Family Gingerbread

The recipe here is for a sturdy, spicy, and very crisp cookie. It holds up well, and will not get soggy or stale. Follow the directions as written, practice your rolling, and make sure you have a good, airtight container. Don’t skip the dot of blue coloring in the glaze, and if you want to hang them, make the hole in the dough with a toothpick before baking. This cookie recipe can also be used to make gingerbread houses.

Nov 30, 2022
RECIPE: Hot Hot Chocolate

From Steven Amaral, proprietor and chef at North Fork Chocolate Company, comes this take on spicy hot chocolate.

Nov 24, 2022
RECIPES: That 1970s Menu

Nina Dohanos, a Sag Harbor food blogger, recreated an heirloom menu as a throwback to the days of dinner parties hosted by her parents, Peter and Marlys Dohanos.

Green Bean and Shallot Salad

Perfect at room temperature or cold from the fridge!

Ingredients:
2 lb. clean, local green beans
2 medium shallots, finely diced

Jul 4, 2022
The Best Salads of Summer 2022

How do we want to eat this summer? Inspired by "Salad Freak," a cool new cookbook by Jess Damuck, a Shelter Island girl made good, our menu will be fresh, fast, fun (and full of folic acid!).

Jul 2, 2022
Winter Dishes From Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes features Goodale Farm on the North Fork in its December cookbook, which highlights holiday food and entertaining. Here, a few recipes as an appetizer

Dec 2, 2021
Time to Make the Doughnuts

For a Hanukkah sweet, we propose a homemade donut that touches on two traditions: beloved jelly-stuffed sufganiyot and the homespun crullers fried up in East Hampton kitchens since colonial days. Here, a recipe — and advice for fearful friers — adapted from an ORIGINAL column by Florence Fabricant published in The Star in 1975.

Dec 2, 2021
Holiday Favorites From 125 Years Ago

One of our best resources for traditional local recipes is our collection of cookbooks compiled by the Ladies Village Improvement Society, something its members have been doing for 125 years now.

Nov 24, 2021
East End Cowboy Sauces It Up

"It started in the backyard, as barbecue stories do," Jason Wagenheim said. "I've hosted barbecues for upwards of 50 to 60 people. They'd say, 'Jason, you should open a barbecue restaurant or bottle this sauce.' "

May 6, 2021
Recipe: Dandelion Greens with Ham Hock and White Beans

Tony Piazza of Piazza Horticultural Group shared a favorite recipe created by his grandmother, who grew up in Caserta, Italy. "This simple preparation was a spring staple growing up," Mr. Piazza said.

Apr 19, 2021
Thanksgiving Advertisements from The Star's Archives

Decades ago, the times were different — along with the cost of food, long-distance phone calls, rug cleaning, and table settings.

Nov 22, 2019
Seasons by the Sea: Taco Tuesdays With the Whitmores

Charlie Whitmore has been a vegan for 30 years. After a surfing trip to Mexico about eight years ago, he returned with a desire to learn how to make his own tortillas for his family's Taco Tuesday nights. Laura Donnelly was invited to one of these Taco Tuesdays a few months ago.

Oct 16, 2019
Seasons by the Sea: Tracking the Fleeting and Elusive Ramp

It's ramp season. Huzzah! But don't blink, because before you know it, this wild, elusive allium will be gone.

May 10, 2018