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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
Recipes You'll Go Nuts For

When I make granola I add almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame, and flax, all healthy . . . if a bit fattening. Try different kinds of nuts and see which you like the best. They are often more affordable bought in bulk at health food stores but be sure there is a high turnover, they can get stale quickly.

Feb 11, 2011
Seasons by the Sea: A Misunderstood Meat

I eat a lot more vegetables and whole grains than meat. If I were to sit down and analyze my diet, it would almost seem vegetarian. Nutrition is important to me, but I don’t obsess about foods, fats, cholesterol, mercury, carbohydrates, acai (Oprah’s miracle fruit!), corn syrup, tapeworms, sugar, blue and orange fruits, lead in my ancient crockery, or anything else that 90 percent of the people I know worry about.

Jan 15, 2009
A Soul Food Primer

The name “soul food” gained popularity in the 1960s when the word "soul" became associated with all things African-American. But its origins go way back to the Antebellum period, when slaves in the South would create meals out of discarded meat parts (pig’s feet, ham hocks, tripe) and the tossed-away leafy tops of vegetables such as beets and turnips, and otherwise would rely on whatever they could catch, fish, or farm for their meals.

Feb 22, 2007
Long Island Larder: The Retro Casserole

Casseroles come in so many shapes and sizes and ethnic backgrounds, and with the right ingredients they are splendid for entertaining variable numbers of people and also have the virtue of staying reasonably hot on buffet tables.

Dec 4, 2003
Long Island Larder: The Edible Herald

Asparagus are the crocuses of vegetables, the very first edible herald of spring. Of course, like most exotic luxuries, asparagus can be seen in fancy food shops as early as the January white sales.

Mar 27, 2003