|This gorgeous photograph is by Karen Wise.|
Once in a great while, a cookbook transcends just being a repository of recipes and becomes something more: It tells the story of a place and its people, of its unique culinary heritage and the food that is grown on its farms and in its waters. That is the great gift that ‘Savoring the Hamptons’ by Silvia Lehrer (Running Press 2011) has given all of us in her intriguing new cookbook. Whether this is a place you’ve only heard of or whether you’ve been coming here for years, (this is my 35th summer here!) this book is a must-read.