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Showing posts with label East End Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label East End Food. Show all posts

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tate’s Bakery’s Fresh Blueberry and White Chocolate Tart



Tate's Bakeshop, Southampton's finest
         If it’s summer in the Hamptons, it’s time to head to Tate’s. This charming bake shop lights up the Village of Southampton with its incredible array of scones and muffins, cakes and cobblers. And then there are the pies!  Delicious fresh berries from farms all over the area are ladled into flaky pie crusts.  And in the case of today’s recipe, they top a white chocolate cream that’s a sweet foil for the tart taste of blueberries. Served cold, it’s also a very refreshing way to cap off a summer meal.  And to think, Tate’s got its start at a local farm stand.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sizzling Pork Tacos with Tomatillo Salsa and Salsa Crudo adapted from the New York Times




A Basketful of Tomatillos
         Summer cooking should be as easy as this every day of the week.  These tacos are great fun to make.   Sitting around the table with a stack of corn tortillas, filling as many as you like with a delicious stuffing of pork and two salsas is summer at its simplest.   The salsas, which you put together in a matter of minutes, take full advantage of summer’s ripe tomatoes and freshly harvested onions. It’s also a great way to discover the tomatillo—if you haven’t already.  In Mexico, they’re called “tomate verde” and they are the backbone of salsa verde and any number of both fresh and cooked green sauces throughout Latin America.  This dish has its roots in Mexico but let’s be honest, tacos are as American as apple pie at this point.  And that only makes life easier since you can readily find everything you need at your supermarket.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Barbecued Chicken Out East With Santa Barbara Barbecue Sauce



         When I walked into the Iacono Farm store, the phone was ringing off the hook.  It was a day in advance of a big holiday weekend and apparently everyone on the East End of Long Island was bound and determined to serve Iacono Chicken (106 Long Lane, Easthampton NY Tel: 631 324 1107).  That was my goal too and the reason that I had arrived moments after the place opened at one o’clock in the afternoon.  I was glad I did because as I stood there waiting for Anthony Iacono to cut up my birds, it wasn’t very long before his mother, Mrs. Iacono, started telling prospective customers that they’d have to wait till Sunday or Monday for a chicken.  And what is so special about an Iacono chicken?