Savoring the Hamptons: Discovering the Food and Wine of Long Island's East End (Hardcover)
The Hamptons possess an unmistakable and indisputable charm. The bounty of the farms and the character of each town in this string of villages have created a remarkable culinary culture among the sand dunes and lighthouses.
Savoring the Hamptons is a culinary celebration of this unique region. The book is divided by season to highlight the variety of elements and characteristically rugged charm of the Hamptons. The ensemble of more than 250 recipes is accompanied by stories and photographs of local wineries, farmers, fisherman, artisans, and restaurateurs to create a Hamptons mosaic. From Starr Boggs in Westhampton Beach and Mecox Bay Dairy in Bridgehampton to Wolfer Estates in Sagaonack and Quail Hill Organic Farm in Amagansett, this is the definitive cookbook of the Hamptons. There are more than 60 stunning full-color food photographs and scenery shots throughout.
About the Author
Silvia Lehrer has studied cooking at the Cordon Bleu, La Varenne, and with such individual masters as Giuliano Bugialli, Simca Beck, Marcella Hazan, and James Beard. In 1976 she opened Cooktique, a cooking school hailed by the New York Times as "one of the best and most comprehensive schools in the nation." Her previous titles include Cooking at Cooktique. She lives in Water Mill, New York.
"The East End of Long Island is very dear to my heart… In SAVORING THE HAMPTONS, Sylvia takes us with enthusiasm and great allure through the seasons with the locavore food and wines of that special spot, paying tribute to the culture, the integrity and the uniqueness of that extraordinary place."
"In Savoring the Hamptons not only has she captured the beauty and essence of my favorite part of the country, her years' of experience come alive in the wonderful seasonal recipes that will give you a marvelous taste of the Hamptons." Brian Halweil, editor of Edible East End, author of Eat Here: Reclaiming Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket
"Part love letter to her neighbors, part regional cooking guide, Savoring the Hamptons steers you to the farms, ingredients and dishes that every East End food enthusiast should know."
Louisa Hargrave, author, syndicated columnist, and president of WineWise
"Savoring the Hamptons, is bursting with flavor. Through the seasons, from spring into winter, we share her delight in discovering the East End’s cornucopia of food and wine"
“Lehrer (Cooking at Cooktique) provides a great variety of recipes for year-round pleasure, e.g., Fettuccine with Wild Mushrooms, Wheat Berry Salad with Sugar Snap Peas and Cherry Tomatoes, and East End Clam Pie. Beautiful photographs illustrate why the Hamptons are a favorite vacation spot. Resources for artisans, farms, restaurants, and vineyards are listed. In a foreword, Alan Alda offers more than praise for this cookbook in an ode to the Hamptons and the people who live and cook there.”
The East Hampton Star, 4/20/11
“’Savoring the Hamptons,’ Silvia Lehrer’s beautiful, comprehensive cookbook featuring everything utterly delicious about the North and South Forks of Long Island, is a book that needed to be written…gorgeous photographs…Regions like Tuscany, Napa Valley, and the South of France have long inspired cookbooks celebrating everything these places have to offer. The North and South Forks have now gotten the book and the recognition they deserve….This is the cookbook for those who revere and respect Long Island’s East End. It is the book to send to friends and family far away, with the inscription ‘This is where we live, and this is why we live here.’”
Dan's Papers, 4/15/11
“Savoring the Hamptons offers a sizeable selection of Silvia's signature recipes, simply stated and gorgeously photographed…. She really is "The Queen of East End Cookery."
“The art of preparing food that touches something in you when you eat is something Silvia Lehrer has spent a lifetime learning. And her ability to teach others how to accomplish that same bit of magic has been a gift to the rest of us.”
27East.com, May 11, 2011
“… ultimate coffee-table book on the victual spoils of the North and South forks.”
“Equal parts cookbook, travelogue and love-letter to Eastern Suffolk”
The Chicago Tribune, 5/29/11
Author Silvia Lehrer explores the food and wine of Long Island's East End, offering portraits of farmers and fishermen and owners of local restaurants and wineries… The heart of the book consists of a wonderful collection of recipes…divided by season, (with) beautiful color photographs.
"…the book highlights the season’s finest ingredients from the island’s rich resources….The book also features a delightful foreword by longtime friend and neighbor Alan Alda as well as fascinating interviews with famed chefs, farmers, vintners and just plain folks who appreciate the bounty of the East End. This is indeed Silvia’s love letter to the Hamptons and deserves a place of pride on your bookshelf!"
“Once in a great while, a cookbook transcends just being a repository of recipes and becomes something more: It tells the story of a place and its people, of its unique culinary heritage and the food that is grown on its farms and in its waters. That is the great gift that ‘Savoring the Hamptons’ by Silvia Lehrer has given all of us in her intriguing new cookbook. … If you buy only one book about the East End, this is the one to buy.”