Peter Berley, accomplished chef and author, holds talks and cooking classes in NYC and the North Fork. So, when I learned of another event, I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to learn new recipes and tips on where to get the best local produce. I chose to attend Day 1 of his weekend-long workshop on “Wild & Local Seafood” from 2-8pm.
After brief introductions the class started out with a review of the extensive menu and ingredients, followed by a lesson on baking percentages and how to work with a scale instead of measuring cups.
We used the impressive wood-fired oven to roast porgies and bake flatbread. Seasoned with rosemary and grated cheese, the bread was perfect for dipping into a flavorful broth made from clams, white wine and leek.
I found this copy of the ‘Long Island Pulse‘, my very first, at the Jamesport Country Kitchen.
Like Edible East End, the Pulse covers notable, local foodie haunts and topics. But it also points out where to find fashion, film, music and local art exhibits – topics which the writers of Edible don’t chew on.
On LawwngEyeland?! Bubby, we don’t need to head to the city no moah!
While not far from the malls of Long Island where black Friday sales motivated many to shop, I spent the day doing anything but that. We should relax and reflect, not shop and forget.
There is much to be thankful for: a walk on the beach in good health, coffee and conversation with a wonderful soul, tasty leftovers from an awesome family meal, peaceful moments just observing a perfect fall day.
The only ventures away from South Jamesport were to get coffee beans in Aquebogue and have dinner in Mattituck. I so wanted the burger at Love Lane Kitchen to be better, but I’m going to ignore the food snob in me (and the NYC prices) and note the really great service and atmosphere. I tasted the Full Sail IPA with their crab cakes which might be the best I’ve ever had.