KK’s The Farm’s Ira Haspel holds his Snail Blazer award. (Credit: KK’s The Farm)
Pioneering biodynamic farmer Ira Haspel has been named the first ever recipient of Slow Food East End’s “Snail Blazer” award.
The honor recognizes Ira, who founded KK’s The Farm in 1999 with his late wife, for which the farm is named, for his 20 years of leadership in fostering sustainable agriculture on the East End.
Slow Food East End board members presented Haspel with the Snail Blazer award at the non-profit’s annual potluck on Shelter Island Sunday, calling his and KK’s efforts “the heart and soul” of good, clean and fair food. (more…)
Noah’s in Greenport will be serving food at the benefit.
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The title of Ernest Hemingway’s posthumous memoir “A Moveable Feast” was derived from the quote: “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.”
Much of the same could be said for living on the East End. (more…)
The slow food movement continues to be a force in this country — especially on the East End where local eateries pride themselves on using fresh ingredients grown in their backyards.
And this week, Slow Food East End has awarded three eateries — Mattituck’s Love Lane Kitchen, Shelter Island’s 18 Bay Restaurant and Sag Harbor’s Estia’s Little Kitchen — with its coveted “Snail of Approval” award for incorporating slow food values into their businesses.
A dish served at Slow Food East End’s recent snail supper at Aldo’s in Greenport. (Credit: Abigail Collier)
For the first course at a gathering at Aldo’s in Greenport on a recent Sunday, guests dunked fluffy, white, crusted Blue Duck Bakery bread into locally sourced goulash. Then came the lentils and salmon from Southold Fish Market and boudin sausage from Deep Roots Farm, also in Southold.
Diners washed the meal down with glasses of Channing Daughters Scuttlehole Chardonnay and vino from The Lenz Winery in Peconic. Finally, they enjoyed moist New Orleans bourbon bread pudding, a sweet berry crumble and Joe & Liza’s vanilla ice cream from Sag Harbor.