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On Saturday, April 3 (the day before Easter Sunday) from noon to 4 p.m. EST, Sag Harbor author Stacy Dermont will sign copies of The Hamptons Kitchen (Norton), which she co-wrote with Hillary Davis, at Chef Steven Amaral and Ann Corley’s North Fork Chocolate Company retail store at 740 Main Road, Aquebogue, in North Fork Wine Country.

The North Fork Chocolate Company now features signed copies of The Hamptons Kitchen ($29.99) in its retail space, which is adjacent to its popular chocolate shop and ice creamery. So patrons can pick up a memento and guide featuring beautiful color photography depicting the East End by Barbara Lassen—in addition to made-from-scratch Easter candies and chocolates. The book’s foreword, titled “Tasty Memories,” was penned by the authors’ dear friend, and internationally recognized food critic, Gael Greene.

The Hamptons Kitchen offers simple recipes appropriate for Long Island’s different seasons and features Dermont’s suggested wine and beer pairings, including, for example:

·       Paumanok Vineyards Festival Chardonnay paired with Mashed Potato Flatbread Topped with Poached Egg

·       Long Ireland Beer Company Celtic Ale paired with Roasted Black Sea Bass

·       Suhru Wines Pinot Grigio paired with Lettuce Boats filled with Swiss cheese and apples

It’s a good fit. The Hamptons Kitchen is all about shopping, cooking, eating, and drinking LOCAL; while Chef Steve incorporates local ingredients into his chocolate and catering work—including beers, wines, fruits, and foraged herbs and seaweed.

The Hamptons Kitchen authors, Davis and Dermont, were booked to host many live appearances including book signings, cooking demos, and dinners, across both forks of Long Island—then their cookbook and guide was released at the height of the pandemic.

They look forward to a “do-over” to share their message—that local is best—throughout the 2021 summer, harvest, and holiday seasons.

The Hamptons Kitchen is also available from area bookstores and from all major online booksellers.

Happy spring!!