We toured Peconic Escargot in Cutchogue in May. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
Peconic Escargot, a snail farm we toured in May, grew out of chef Taylor Knapp’s struggle to find farm-fresh snails. He decided to launch the business after dining at Manhattan’s popular Momofuku restaurant, where escargot are on the menu.
“We asked where the snails came from and the chef said they came in a can from France,” said Knapp, who is also the creator of PawPaw pop-up dinners. “I was like, ‘If chef David Chang can’t get fresh snails, then nobody can.’ So there’s obviously a need for this.”(more…)
El Galeón sailed into Greenport Village on October 17. (Credit: Grant Parpan)
Greenport was once again a tall ships destination when El Galeón, a veritable floating museum from Spain, paid a visit in October.
The 170-foot, 495-ton replica is fashioned after a typical 17th-century Spanish galleon, which sailed between the 16th and 18th centuries and primarily transported spices, livestock and slaves. (more…)