Summer Cooking

Summer Cooking

Summer cooking is always a treat and this summer I have had the great good fortune to cook almost exclusively with products grown and produced within 20 miles of my stoves in Bridgehampton, NY. Pictures can tell the story better

Hamptons Food 2015: A Late Summer Report

Hamptons Food 2015: A Late Summer Report

As summer winds down on the east end of Long Island the local agriculture is just hitting its peak. The relatively dry summer, combined with better farming techniques and warm temperatures, have brought some of the best sweet corn, tomatoes

Tomato Possibilities

Tomato Possibilities

Tomato Possibilities Today I had my first Aunt Ruby’s German Green tomato, grown by my friends at Balsam Farms in Amagansett, NY. Every summer, for the last few years, this tomato is the taste I have looked forward to as

I am Interviewed by Frank Duffy for The Taggart Table

I am Interviewed by Frank Duffy for The Taggart Table

My friend Frank (Francis X.) Duffy interviewed me recently for the Taggart Table which promotes Long Island Cares, the Harry Chapin Food Bank. You can read it below or click the link to the original post. Kevin is in the

A Fresh Sauce with Summer Tomatoes–Pesto alla Trapanese

A Fresh Sauce with Summer Tomatoes–Pesto alla Trapanese

In Sicily a fresh sauce with summer tomatoes celebrates the bounty of the season. Pesto alla Trapanese is little more than fresh tomatoes finely chopped with almonds, garlic, basil, extra virgin olive oil, chillies and cheese. When it is tossed

My Chilled Summer Corn Soup

I have been making my chilled summer corn soup for about 25 summers. Over the years the recipe has become more and more simple with fewer and fewer ingredients. Right now I am down to two basic ingredients: Corn and

The Barefoot Contessa: Old School Retro Mix

You can catch a new airing of me on The Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network at 4pm Eastern time/3pm Central on August 6th as we cover my version of meatloaf. It is always fun to hang out with Ina

Food Safety: Recalls and More from FSIS and the USDA

Food safety is a major issue in the United States these days. Large food processing companies put profits ahead of safety so consumers need to protect themselves. Frequently check out this website for updates on food recalls and food safety

Mayonnaise: A Perfect Sauce for Summer

Mayonnaise is the perfect sauce for this time of the year. It works well with tomatoes, as a foundation for salad dressings and it is easily manipulated for other uses and flavors. Potato salad, pasta salad, chicken and tuna salad

Sugar Snap Peas and Ricotta Cheese

Sugar Snap Peas and Ricotta Cheese

On the east end of Long Island we are currently deep in the spring season. In fact, summer starts tomorrow. In my culinary garden (and on most of the local farms) we are currently harvesting lots of spinach, swiss chard,

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