"Sure to be the go-to gift of the season. No doubt it will appear beneath Christmas
trees and Chanukah
bushes across the Island." Dan's Hamptons
"...there's many a fascinating story told in this book and I suggest that you go right ahead and buy a copy for every foodie on your gift list. Locals will love it. As will native Long Islanders
who now live "away." People who sometimes visit our shores will also "eat it up."
I really enjoyed reading about many of the chefs' backgrounds. I love their food and now I better know where it comes from."
"The Hamptons and Long Island Homegrown Cookbook" by Leeann Lavin has some mouth-watering recipes from Long Island that can be enjoyed in South Florida." - Jewish Journal (Florida)
“But there’s many a fascinating story told in this book and I suggest that you go right ahead and buy a copy for every foodie on your gift list. Locals will love it. As will native Long Islanders who now live “away.” People who sometimes visit our shores will also “eat it up.”” - Dan’s Hamptons
“Long Island and Hamptons residents can emulate their favorite restaurant chefs in their own kitchens through these
recipes, while others can get a taste of the region’s culinary palette.” - MomsCentral.com
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Local. Seasonal. Sustainable. Farm fresh.
Restaurants all over Long Island try to boast at least one of these adjectives, but to the farmers and chefs profiled here, these are more than just buzzwords. They are a way of life. These farmers rise before the roosters to bring fresh produce, meats, and cheeses to area farmers’ markets. These chefs kick off the day with an early trip to the market and wrap it up in the wee hours of the night after feeding hundreds of appreciative diners.
In The Hamptons and Long Island Homegrown Cookbook, you’ll find the stories behind some of Long Island’s most buzz-worthy chefs, including Guy Reuge of Mirabelle Restaurant, Matt Connors of the Lake House, Tom Schaudel of CoolFish Grille & Wine Bar, Jason Weiner of Almond, and Claudia Fleming and Gerry Hayden of North Fork Table & Inn. The chefs featured here work with area farmers to bring the freshest locally grown, sustainable foods to their menus. With more than 75 outstanding recipes from these dedicated chefs and farmers, we hope you’ll enjoy bringing a little homegrown food into your own kitchen.