Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Eat & Drink

Beer’s here

Bruce Rayvid from West Tisbury is a partner in the beer company Aeronaut, out of Somerville. They have a taproom there that is closed now due to the coronavirus, and Rayvid has decided to...

Catering to the community’s needs

Due to the coronavirus lockdown, caterer Jaime Hamlin of Island favorite V. Jaime Hamlin & Sons Catering and Party Design, along with sons Alexander Schilcher, Nick Schilcher, Duncan Schilcher, and MacAleer Schilcher, reimagined their...

Cauliflower Taco ‘Meat’

Hear me out for a second, and notice that the word meat is in quotations! This Cauliflower Taco "Meat" is a great addition to your weekly menu, and a tasty one at that. This...

Savory puff pastries for when you feel like baking

Staying at home more often has made me think about how to use ingredients for baking and cooking using the same methods to make the pastry dough as the egg tart dough I used...

Spaghetti all Amatriciana

For the past month, recipes we make at home have to line up with the following criteria: few ingredients, quick to make, and utterly delicious. That's what you'll find below in this fancy-sounding pasta...

‘Amy Schumer Learns to Cook’ premieres May 11

Stand-up comedian and Emmy Award-winning actress Amy Schumer and her husband, James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Fischer, have quarantined themselves, their son, his nanny, Jane, and their dog at their home in the woods...

Whipped coffee, the drink that took over the internet

As a coffee lover, when I saw this whipped coffee trend — which really isn’t anything new, but we will get to that in a minute — I knew I had to make it....

An essential summer cookbook

When Nan Rheault, originally of Connecticut, then of the world, and finally of Oak Bluffs, befriended you, you stayed befriended. It was as magical as if, in an earlier time, King Arthur gave you...

Team Lunch Ladies makes it to the finale

Island lunch ladies for the up-Island regional school district, Jenny Devivo and Nisa Webster, represent the Vineyard community in the Food Network show “The Great Food Truck Race.” Now the Island lunch ladies have...

I love Jan Buhrman

I write this, inspired by the New Yorker’s April 13, 2020 Tables for Two, “Celebrity Chefs Take to Instagram, and to the Pantry.” There, Hannah Goldfield lauds New York chefs for permitting us to...

There is more than one way to fry chicken

A few years ago I had the pleasure of working with Chef John Wilson of Water Street Kitchen in Woods Hole. In the off-season most Island residents scramble to find what work they can,...

Dining at a Distance

Updated May 6 With the recent dine-in business ban, we decided to open the Dine Special section of our website and newsletter for the time being as a courtesy service not only to our advertisers,...

500 pounds of scallops sell in two hours off Martha Rose

Wes Brighton’s 77-foot scalloper, Martha Rose, is bringing sea scallops to its home port of Menemsha in a new way — straight off the boat with no intermediary. Saturday morning the vessel sold 500...

Stella Salumeria brings the North End to the Island

Missing authentic Italian food like the kind you find in Boston's North End? You don't have to wait anymore. On the Oak Bluffs Harbor, Henry Wallace is opening Stella Salumeria, an Italian delicatessen that...

Harvest of the Month: Eggs

This March is a particularly strange one, but we can all take comfort in the inevitable coming of spring. You can see it in the sunlight that lingers until 7 pm, the crocuses poking...

Culinary arts class took on French fare

The Culinary Arts Department at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School has furthered students' education in cooking, baking, and food preparation for years. Offering three levels, the department teaches and allows students to create...

Easter basket empty?

Spring is officially on the way and Easter Sunday won’t be far behind, falling this year on April 12. For countless kids and sweet-toothed grownups that means chocolate bunnies. The traditional Christian celebration marking Christ’s...

Let’s go, lunch ladies!

Island lunch ladies for the up-Island regional school district, Jenny Devivo and Nisa Webster, are representing the Vineyard community in the Food Network show “The Great Food Truck Race.” Now, the Island lunch ladies...

Tart smart

Getting dessert recipes right is challenging and depends on what dessert you’re making. For me, trying out egg tarts for the first time was fun to experiment with and generated scrumptious results. I went to...

Sunshine daydreams

  What’s the best way to spend a lunch break on a 55° March afternoon? If you’re in Vineyard Haven, give Chef Amy’s food truck a try.  Reporter Brian Dowd and I were both hungry and...