Sunday, October 25, 2020

Eat & Drink

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...

Food Minded Fellow podcasts highlight Island’s food ecosystem

You may have heard of the Food Minded Fellow, Gavin Smith; now you can listen to him in his latest venture, a podcast. A chef on the Island, Smith combines his love of the...

February field trip

Members of The Times meal squad visited Chef Deon’s kitchen Feb. 21, and had a terrific time.  The single-room restaurant is part of the VFW Hall on Towanticut Avenue in Oak Bluffs. We arrived for...

It’s all Greek to me

Many years ago, in the salad days of my culinary career, I worked in a restaurant owned by a Greek national named Kostas. He was one of those success stories that made you believe...

Harvest of the Month: Dried Beans

This week for Meatless Monday, consider including beans. Beans are packed with protein as well as fiber, iron, and potassium. Some popular varieties are black, pinto, garbanzo (chickpeas), blackeyed peas, lentils, and cannellini. Dried...

Winter on the rock got you down? Try Bad Martha’s in Falmouth

It may have taken a car ride, a trip on the steamship, and a call to Uber, but we made it to Bad Martha Farmer's Brewery, off the East Falmouth Highway. As much as...

Cool culinary finds

Chappaquiddick, our island off our Island, is home to Chappaquiddick Wood Co. and Zach Pinerio, who grew up spending summers fishing and hacking around Chappy with his three brothers. After attending the University of Vermont,...

The Roadhouse comes to the Ritz

It’s February on Martha’s Vineyard, and as the days begin to grow longer and the soft scent of spring greets me when I step out on my front porch in the morning, I yearn...