Memories of hoary shucking knives and chowders past.
Recent Posts by Joan Bernstein
The elusive, bittersweet, stubbornly hardy beach plum is worth the while.
The Andrews family still trucks veggies to the Bronx. WADING RIVER—When Bob Andrews Jr. is asked, “How many tons of greens do you take to market every week?” his deeply tanned, friendly face crinkles in a disbelieving smile. Was he really asked that question? He laughs. “I can’t answer that. Eighty percent of our produce [...]
With this crop, too, the early bird gets the worm. WADING RIVER—”Corn,” according to Joe Famularo and Louis Imperiale, authors of Vegetables, “may be even more American than the proverbial apple pie.” Thanks to Columbus, corn was probably known all over the world within two generations of that 15thcentury voyage. “Hardy and practical,” the entire [...]
The fruit that deserves our affection. There’s good reason New York is named the Apple State, and New York City is called the Big Apple. Only Washington State produces more apples than the orchards that proliferate from the Canadian border to eastern Long Island. Years before Lewis and Clark led the expedition to explore the [...]
The elusive, bittersweet, stubbornly hardy fruit is worth the while. Beach plum bliss is, perhaps, a kind of madness peculiar to natives of Long Island, Cape Cod, Cape May and a few unsullied beaches as far south as Maryland. If you’re fortunate enough to access the elusive, bittersweet, stubbornly hardy fruit, as my friend and [...]