Spring has Sprung

Spring has Sprung

Cooking with the seasons

Marco Pierre White: White Heat 25

Marco Pierre White: White Heat 25

When Marco Pierre White‘s first cookbook, White Heat, came out in 1990 I bought it right away. The package itself was quite remarkable for the time because it didn’t look like any other cookbook. Most of those books had a

Small Food: Fundraising for a Sustainable Business

Small Food: Fundraising for a Sustainable Business

In a world dominated by big businesses who feel entitled to anything they want and have no issues with leaving a trail of waste, mistreated workers and toxicity behind them we have a different proposal in mind. William S. Valentine,

Disruptions in Food: New Models

Disruptions in Food: New Models

The upcoming period of disruption in the world of food will be staggering. In my opinion companies like McDonald’s and other fast food giants will not be climbing back on top. Millennials can see past the old marketing models and

Take a Food and Wine Lovers Tour of the East End of Long Island

Take a Food and Wine Lovers Tour of the East End of Long Island

There are food, farm, beer and wine happenings all year long on the North Fork and in the Hamptons. I can arrange a customized tour of wineries, farms, markets, farm stands, craft breweries and every other food related business on

Disruptions in Food: First Steps

There has been quite a bit of talk lately about how to disrupt the dominant metanarratives of eating. The disruptive act occurs when a paradigm shift occurs. An example of this might be how certain entrepreneurs are attempting to disrupt

Richerenches Redux: The Truffle Market in Provence

Richerenches Redux: The Truffle Market in Provence

Oh yeah, it is that time of the year. It’s the time when “tuber melanosporum” is prolific in the countryside of southern France. The third Sunday of January is when the “Mass of the Feast of Saint Antoine” is held

A New Year and New Cooking Classes: Ramen, Burgers and Bread

A New Year and New Cooking Classes: Ramen, Burgers and Bread

Welcome to “A New Year and New Cooking Classes: Ramen, Burgers & Bread” in 2015! A new year means we will be taking on some new topics in the cooking classes. People have asked about some specific topics and that’s

Della Femina Restaurant: Oysters on the East End

Della Femina Restaurant: Oysters on the East End

In the spring of 1996 Della Femina restaurant in East Hampton, NY re-opened after a winter of being closed. Many of the restaurants on the east end of Long Island closed for the winter in those days as a means of

More Thoughts on Learning to Cook: Cooking is Freedom

“The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a star.” ― Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste: Or, Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy The more I think about why

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