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Let’s Cook: Exotic IGA

Let's Cook: Exotic IGA by Alison Boyd & William Sertl The Idea We celebrate our farmstands and love to boast about swordfish caught off Montauk, but in winter, when those options aren’t available, we can still shop local. At the IGA, for instance, you can find everything you want to cook a splendid meal without resorting to gourmet shops or mail-order ingredients. ​The IGA is small, too. Easy to get
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Let’s Cook: Casseroles to Chase the Winter Blues

[caption id="attachment_41000" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This Tagliatelle al Forno will keep the winter blues away.[/caption] Let's Cook: Casseroles to Chase the Winter Blues by Alison Boyd & William Sertl New Year’s Day kicks off the Season of Gloom, and there’s only one way to fight back. With hearty Eat ‘n’ Watch Casseroles in front of TV. Think about football games and the hordes, on the verge of hungry, who’ll be piling
Sausage rolls, a red cabbage salad and a layered berry trifle make for the perfect make-ahead Boxing Day lunch.
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Let’s Cook: Ye Olde Boxing Day Lunch

[caption id="attachment_40485" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sausage rolls, a red cabbage salad and a chocolate-berry trifle make for the perfect make-ahead Boxing Day lunch.[/caption] Let’s Cook: Ye Olde Boxing Day Lunch by Alison Boyd & William Sertl The Background We had a fright after realizing the servants would be off on December 26; we had invited everyone we know to an open-house for Boxing Day. Scarier still was the discovery that we
Pan Roasted Black Bass with White Wine and Rosemary
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Let’s Cook: Giving Turkey the Bird

[caption id="attachment_39813" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pan Roasted Black Bass with White Wine and Rosemary[/caption] Let's Cook: Giving Turkey the Bird by Alison Boyd & William Sertl The Plan Following the lead of their brethren in Plymouth, the folks who settled the East End gave turkey no more than equal billing at a Thanksgiving pageant cast with plenty of game, duck, and even lobster, supporting players that seldom get much credit these
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A Harvest Moon Dinner

[caption id="attachment_38859" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Chicken Cobbler for the Harvest Moon[/caption] A Harvest Moon Dinner By Alison Boyd and William Sertl The Idea Only yesterday you caught yourself thinking: “Once the kids are back in school I want to have some fancy dinners again. Lay out a big spread with candles all across the table.” (Yes, you did.) There’s nothing new about celebrating the fall season. The urge to feast is
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Top Chefs Flock to the North Fork

[caption id="attachment_37818" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The renovated Halyard Restaurant, at the Sound View Inn in Greenport.[/caption] by William Sertl The North Fork is the new Brooklyn. You know that. I know that. But it became official this summer when Eater.com ran a headline proclaiming just that: “North Fork is Becoming the Brooklyn of Long Island.” North Forkers also know what that means: traffic and a plague of hipsters upon our land.