11/06/19 1:56am

Southold pastry chef Claudia Fleming’s book ‘The Last Course’ is being rereleased much to the delight of readers on the North Fork and beyond. (Photo courtesy of North Fork Table and Inn)

For years, Claudia Fleming has been the gold standard when it comes to creating high-end desserts and pastries, and she has the accolades to prove it.

A James Beard-Award winner, she was, for years, the pastry chef at the iconic Gramercy Tavern in New York City, before moving to the North Fork in 2006 to open the acclaimed North Fork Table and Inn with her late husband, chef Gerry Hayden.

It’s why her book, “The Last Course,” was such a big hit when it was released in 2001. The intended aim was to make the delicious and exquisite creations she put together at Gramercy Tavern accessible for the home cook.  (more…)

10/29/19 6:00am

Behind the register stands the man who made it all happen, Chris Junda. (Credit: Madison Fender)

Everything at Junda’s Pastry Crust and Crumbs is homemade, from the breads, pies, strudel, babkas and cakes that have made it a fixture on the North Fork, to the sign out front, leaning against the façade of the building — which happens to be the oldest residence in Jamesport — with the words “homemade pies” painted in broad, slightly uneven strokes of green against a tan backdrop on a large piece of plywood.  (more…)

10/20/19 5:55am

The team from Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream visited Treiber Farms to get a taste of the produce. (Credit: Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream)

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The seed was planted, inadvertently, in 2016.

Peter Treiber Jr. was in Williamsburg, hanging out at a friend’s apartment. He was visiting from his new home on the North Fork, where he was embarking on a career running Treiber Farms in Peconic alongside his father, Peter Treiber Sr., and other family members. (more…)

10/06/19 5:55am

The newly renovated Silver Lining Diner opened in July. (Credit: Eric Striffler)

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There is plenty to take in as you enter the new Silver Lining Diner, in the building that used to house the old Princess Diner where County Road 39 meets Montauk Highway in Southampton. Broad, spacious windows, fresh white walls and bright yellow booths attract the eye first, along with other pops of color, from neon lights behind the bar to the framed album covers—Jimi Hendrix, Billie Holiday and Elvis Costello, among others—hanging on the walls. (more…)