October 19, 2019

Well, it's Fall here on Long Island and I finally got my package of garlics from the garlicstore and they're in the ground already for a nice long sleep through what looks like to be a pretty tough winter.

The garlic store does an amazing job. They offer a tremendous am...

July 9, 2019

This was one hell of a trip. From breathtaking sunrises, to miles of beautiful beach where dolphins come close to shore, to free concerts at the bandshell--including the US Navy Band, the amazing Good Shot Judy swing band and Jesse Garon's Tribute to Elvis, my wife and...

June 20, 2019

  Fritzsche's Bakery has been on Main Street in Sayville since 1926. For years, it was lovingly stocked with all sorts of baked goodies by Kurt Fritzsche, who had taken over the bakery from his father and who continued to please customers with his pastries until h...

June 12, 2019

Rebecca Hayman, a recent graduate of Stony Brook University and the proprietor of Bake It Like Becca, a very unique boutique baking experience. A business major focusing on marketing, Rebecca loves to create baked goods for just about any occasion and all of it comes f...

May 3, 2019

 Joe Peters of Wading River, LI is the Apple Puff King of Long Island, as far as I'm concerned. His busy trailer is always a fixture in festivals around Suffolk County, especially the Apple Festival in Sayville.

Check out my conversation with him on The Food Lede podcas...

February 26, 2019

Fabrizio Perinelli, Chef and co-owner of the romantic waterfront restaurant Bella Vie in Bay Shore, Long Island, 240 Main Street.  A native of the town of Priverno in Southern Italy, Fabrizio, 34, is making quite the name for himself among Long Island foodies, especial...

January 10, 2019

You didn't get to see this guy at all in the Astoria projects where I spent a good deal of my formative years. I had to wait to go to school in the South Bronx for a Good Humor treat.That's right, the South Bronx. It was a Greek private school and we were bussed from a...

October 9, 2018

And so, it's Fall, at last. And what's Fall without apples, right? For days, I kept staring at all the excess apples I had in the kitchen bowl. It's time to make that pie.

I've struggled with finding the right apple pie recipe for a few years now. Not the filling, mind...

July 28, 2018

So when I got back from vacation expecting everything I lovingly planted to have wilted and died from what I can only describe as pizza oven heat, I was surprised to find pretty much all the veggies intact, but wow, did the garlics stand up and scream at me. 

I know you...

May 13, 2018

Well, Spring is finally here (reluctantly I might add) on the East Coast and this past weekend I got my hands dirty with my annual ritual--the planting of The Vegetables. I really like winter, but this past one was a bit too much even for me.


Each Spring I make my annu...

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