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The Narrative Power of “Oh My Sweet Land”

By September 19, 2017 no comments Permalink

Often overlooked in these times of strife, both domestic and abroad, is the power of storytelling. We watch our news and follow our feeds and converse with like-minded people to agree with each other and dismiss those who don’t share our views. Storytelling, for the most part, has become an escape from this stressful reality….

An Old Fish Farm, but With Gourmet Takeout

Past Amagansett, off the Napeague Stretch toward Montauk, Cranberry Hole Road dips and dives through a quiet expanse of pitch pine and scrub oak. There are no signs at all until the landscape opens into sandy loam, Gardiners Bay appears to the north, and a faded “Welcome” flag can be spotted, whipping in the wind,…

Staubitz Market in Brooklyn: 100 Years of Sawdust, Steaks and Chops

A screen door slams, and a customer’s shoes shuffle across a hardwood floor sprinkled with sawdust. Behind a polished glass counter filled with carefully arranged steaks, lamb chops and other pristine cuts of meat stand several butchers, thick through the shoulders and hands, shiny with confidence and wearing aprons as white as copy paper. If…

The Shrimp Boil: That’s Entertainment, New Orleans-style

When entertaining a crowd this summer, ditch the same-old meat-on-heat fest and do what they do in New Orleans: Host a seafood boil. A traditional Louisiana way of celebrating holidays, special events, or simply life itself, the boil is a tasty mix of shellfish, sausage, and vegetables, served communally. Perhaps most memorably, there’s no silverware…

Three Brilliant Recipes To Shake Up Taco Night

Victor Albisu thinks most of us are doing tacos wrong. He says that well-worn formula — meat, cheese, salsa, crunchy taco — is tired. “I want home chefs to step out of the box and feel more comfortable with different Latin ingredients in order to make their cooking more authentic,” says Albisu. For starters, buy…