The charm and flavors of Long Island’s East End come to life in this cookbook from Hampton year-rounder and Cooktique owner Lehrer.
Arranged by season, the cookbook is filled with recipes geared toward using the finest, freshest and most flavorful ingredients available in the Hamptons. Spring and summer dishes are filled with peas, strawberries and seafood; fall and winter focus on heartier meals that showcase root vegetables and lamb. The author also includes recipes from various East End eateries, such as Luce and Hawkins’ Crisp Duckling with Rhubarb Chutney and Fishbar on the Lake’s Grilled Porgy with Smoky Tomato Chutney. Suggestions for wine pairings, all from Long Island wineries, accompany certain dishes. In addition to recipes, the book profiles a few of the area's most famed restaurants, wineries and farms. An abundance of information about the Hamptons’ culinary scene may pique the interest of residents and devoted summer vacationers, but readers unfamiliar with the area may feel like they are reading a travel brochure. Lehrer's profiles of local establishments are so numerous that they often seem to outnumber the recipes. Glossy full-page photos of prepared dishes, ingredients and local businesses and their owners round out the book.
Perfect for readers looking to re-create their favorite Hamptons dining experiences.
Privately published by Strunk of Cornell in 1918 and revised by his student E. B. White in 1959, that "little book" is back again with more White updatings.
Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis (whoops — "A bankrupt expression") a unique guide (which means "without like or equal").
Noted jazz and pop record producer Thiele offers a chatty autobiography. Aided by record-business colleague Golden, Thiele traces his career from his start as a ``pubescent, novice jazz record producer'' in the 1940s through the '50s, when he headed Coral, Dot, and Roulette Records, and the '60s, when he worked for ABC and ran the famous Impulse! jazz label. At Coral, Thiele championed the work of ``hillbilly'' singer Buddy Holly, although the only sessions he produced with Holly were marred by saccharine strings. The producer specialized in more mainstream popsters like the irrepressibly perky Teresa Brewer (who later became his fourth wife) and the bubble-machine muzak-meister Lawrence Welk. At Dot, Thiele was instrumental in recording Jack Kerouac's famous beat- generation ramblings to jazz accompaniment (recordings that Dot's president found ``pornographic''), while also overseeing a steady stream of pop hits. He then moved to the Mafia-controlled Roulette label, where he observed the ``silk-suited, pinky-ringed'' entourage who frequented the label's offices. Incredibly, however, Thiele remembers the famously hard-nosed Morris Levy, who ran the label and was eventually convicted of extortion, as ``one of the kindest, most warm-hearted, and classiest music men I have ever known.'' At ABC/Impulse!, Thiele oversaw the classic recordings of John Coltrane, although he is the first to admit that Coltrane essentially produced his own sessions. Like many producers of the day, Thiele participated in the ownership of publishing rights to some of the songs he recorded; he makes no apology for this practice, which he calls ``entirely appropriate and without any ethical conflicts.'' A pleasant, if not exactly riveting, memoir that will be of most interest to those with a thirst for cocktail-hour stories of the record biz. (25 halftones, not seen)