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On the Farm: Hunting buddies

In the sweet intersection where late summer meets early fall, Islanders emerge from under the crushing weight of the high season hustle and congregate in the new found quiet. It’s a magical time of...

Anne and Julianne Vanderhoop: Matriarchs of Aquinnah

  Tina Miller and I sat down with Juli Vanderhoop and her mother Anne Vanderhoop on a sunny fall afternoon to hear their food story — baking pies, passing recipes and food traditions down. As...

Dreaming of Chickens

So I finally got chickens. I have wanted chickens for years, but every time we as a family discussed chickens, it always came down to another creature to be responsible for. Three dogs and...

The Sip: Wild and Regal – The California Alps Are Alive

  I’m just going to come out and say it: Americans are flavor wimps. While Europeans are off enjoying the good life with their delightfully bitter spritzes and herb-infused digestifs, we stick to our same old...

Discovering Edible Wild Mushrooms on Martha’s Vineyard

My first experience with edible wild mushrooms on Martha’s Vineyard was several decades ago, before I had moved here year-round. My husband and I were visiting a friend who had a hilltop house in...

Food that makes you feel good

It’s 2 o’clock on a Tuesday, and your stomach starts to growl, reminding you, oh yeah, it’s time to eat. Time tends to slip away from you in your makeshift home office — the...

Let’s raise a glass to Prohibition

On a foggy evening on April 23, 1927, the fishing schooner Etta M. Burns was sailing back to New Bedford when the helmsman fell asleep and the boat washed up on the rocks off...

In Season: Backyard Fruit with Joe

Some of us have hobbies we dabble in, maybe we immerse ourselves in, but often we find work, family obligations, and daily life fill our time. It can be hard to stay on track,...

Dishing: Finds

Pie Chicks What do pumpkin patches, cups of hot cocoa, and heating bills all have in common? They're all indicators that yes, the off-season is on the horizon. Even if you're already longing for beach...

DONE! Fishing, and eating fish, year-round

Nelson Bryant, who died this past January, was raised in West Tisbury and romped in the fields and on the shorelines of up-Island Martha’s Vineyard for much of his boyhood. He parachuted from an...

Conversation: A look into how one local restaurant has worked through the pandemic

Mary Kenworth owns State Road and Beach Road with her husband, Jackson Kenworth. Edible editor Tina Miller talked to Mary about her experiences with the pandemic and her business over the last six months.  The...

Edible Vineyard, High Summer: From the editors

As we headed into summer this year, we didn’t know what to expect. Will we have a season? With everything canceled — from the Taste of the Vineyard, the Fourth of July parade and...

In Season: Lobster and Sweet Corn Fritters

I created this recipe for my cookbook, Vineyard Harvest, which was published 15 years ago. This recipe is one of the most stolen, and I mean that with love. Lots of chefs — from...

DONE! Buddy Vanderhoop shares his secrets

What do you most enjoy catching, then eating, and why? When it comes to fishing, I always look the most forward to my "Tuna Time." I have been tuna fishing for about 40 years and...

Dishing: Cool culinary finds

Ceramics by Lainey Fink You put effort into your food. It's true whether you spent all afternoon prepping, chopping, and roasting a feast for five, or you just drove on down to your favorite local...

As Fresh as it Gets

Three times a week, the Martha Rose sets out of Menemsha’s cozy harbor and, engine roaring, begins the 14-hour journey to the local scalloping beds. In weather fair or foul, the 77-foot fishing vessel...

In season: The pull of the sea

During the summer of 1992, I met Steve Gallagher, the man who would become my husband. He had come to the Vineyard from Los Angeles to visit my sous chef, Jon Deblase, at the...

The Future of Island Fisheries

If you are at Inkwell Beach this summer, and you see a man who appears to be stealing small cups of water from the ocean, it might be Jesse Ausubel. He likes to swim...

Cooking with My Sister

My sister Erin Doyle is 47 years old and has a complicated relationship with the kitchen. She LOVES food. She helps to plant and grow food at Island Grown Initiative’s greenhouse and used to...

Sip: Brisk and life-affirming white zinfandels

If oats can be milk, then rosé can be an act of protest. Hear me out. Last summer a friend came to me for wine help. July was nearing to a close, and he felt lost...