One of the North Fork’s most popular wineries is now offering wood-fired pizza along with its lineup of food-friendly wines.
When Miguel Vergara was a child in Puerto Rico, he used to sneak Chick-O-Sticks from his grandfather’s grocery store.
Now, the Wading River resident sells Chick-O-Sticks, a honeycombed candy filled with peanut butter and rolled in toasted coconut, at his own store, Sweet Cart Candy Shoppe, which recently opened in The Shoppes at East Wind.
“They sent me downstairs to grab a thing of milk and I used to munch on the candies,” he recalled. “That got me hooked and it never went away. I’ve always had a love for sweets.” (more…)
In between visiting the wineries or are you hungry for that new favorite grab-and-go bite? Whether you are craving a just-like-home, hearty classic sandwich or something with a more exotic bite, below are our five favorite sandwich spots on the North Fork and which ones you should order first. (more…)
Members of the Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association have decided to no longer host the winter farmer’s market in downtown Riverhead, which had been an annual event since 2014.
But a few participating vendors, including Sang Lee Farms farm manager Lucy Senesac, are hoping to find another space to continue the weekly event. (more…)
Across the United States 90,000 acres of farmland are devoted to pumpkins, producing about 1.5 billion pounds annually. About 15 percent of the crop is processed into canned pumpkin purée and the area around Peoria, Ill., is the largest producing area. Libby’s (a Nestlé company) and Seneca Foods are the major processors.
Gabrielle Walsh has made a career in food and wine, although she admits her introduction to the latter was memorable only for how bad it was.
As a child in Mississippi, she would watch cooking shows on public television and recalls seeing Julia Child use wine in one of her dishes. On a subsequent shopping trip, she convinced her mom to buy wine for a meal so she could imitate the author of “The French Chef.”
Looking back, it probably wasn’t the type of bottle Child would keep on hand to make her famed boeuf bourguignon.
“It was one of those cheap cooking wines you find in a supermarket,” she said with a chuckle. “I thought, ‘This is disgusting.’ That bottle is probably still sitting in my parents’ pantry.”
Ah, the age-old love story that is cheese and wine. It’s a common pairing at events, dinner parties and, if we’re being honest, on a chill Friday night at home. What may be less common, however, is knowing which wines complement which cheeses, and why. Seven Long Island cheese aficionados provide the answer, offering up some of their favorite vintages from our vast and diverse region to pair with delicious cheeses. (more…)