Brussels sprouts get a bad rap. In fact, a 2008 survey conducted by the Heinz Company concluded that Brussels sprouts were the most hated vegetable in America. When cooked properly, however, these nutrient-packed veggies can be more like a comfort food than something you only stuff down in the name of health. (more…)
Strawberries at Catapano Farm in Southold. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)
June is a celebration of strawberries on the North Fork. The refreshing red fruit is back at farm stands and center stage at the annual Mattituck Lions Club’s four-day Strawberry Festival each Father’s Day weekend. Its juiciness and subtle sweetness is welcomed on seasonal menus. (more…)
The arrival of asparagus means springtime on the North Fork.
Typically harvested in the first week of May, asparagus is one of the first veggies to come into season after a long winter. The thick green shoots popping up in the fields also inspire chefs to transition away from squash-heavy winter menus to lighter and brighter dishes.