The Long Island wine community is mourning the passing of a regional pioneer and one of the industry’s true icons. Dr. Herodotus “Dan” Damianos, founder of Pindar and Duck Walk Vineyards, passed away on Monday at the age of 83 after a long illness.
As of March of this year, 34 rebuilt and sustainable fish stocks are thriving in American waters. This is evidenced by the return of humpback whales to the waters around New York City, where they’ve been seen “lunge feeding” on ample schools of fish.
We’re at peak cocktail in August on the East End. Especially this summer when it’s been cool and not buggy enough to sit outside and work up an appetite. Lexi Stolz, whose catering/concierge business, South Fork & Spoon, was featured in our High Summer 2014 issue, has easy delicious cocktail and hors d’oeuvre recipes quick at hand.
In the High Summer issue of Edible East End, Erica-Lynn Huberty told the story of the Salt of the Earth Seed Company, which has embarked on a massive seed-saving project to protect our food supply while saving the best seeds to grow the best produce for our region. One success story, predating Salt of the Earth, is the Long Island cheese pumpkin, which also got a mention in our Fall 2005 issue.
Ron Goerler Jr. stopped by Taking Stock on the Bloomberg news channel last week to talk about the the Long Island wine region. He answered basic questions about the soil, the climate, the grape varieties and had a chance to talk about Jamesport Winery, which was started by his father in 1981.
To celebrate the release of the 2011 Landius Pinot Noir, Wölffer did a vertical tasting of six pinot noirs starting with the 1993, Roth’s second vintage on the island.
We at Edible East End, would love to thank everyone who came to our annual Food Truck Derby last Friday. There were sliders, pizza from a wood fired oven, delicious ice cream, crepes, grilled cheese and wine and beer and iced tea and so much more. We hope to see you next year and that the weather will be as fantastic as it was this year.