My original intention was to make a butternut squash risotto, but these darling Seckel pears stole the show.
Add this to the list of “sh*t locavores say,” started by my friend and fellow Edible editor Gabrielle Langholtz, but how psyched are we that there are still pears at the Milk Pail in Water Mill? If you recall, it was a short local pear season due to last summer’s hurricanes and other harsh weather, […]
We have been thinking about pears lately. The East End season was a short one (boo hoo), but the fall fruit is still popping up at markets in the region. Last week, Chef Jason Weiner of Almond Restaurant in Bridgehampton and Manhattan shared his pear-potato gratinee, and this week he’s sharing a recipe for his […]
I think of pears as the lesser known, but no less interesting, cousin of apples. They overlap in season with apples, and where they are widely grown–certain parts of New England, the Pacific Northwest–pears are kept through the winter and into spring. According to Pears USA, American farmers raise nearly a dozen common varieties–from Green […]
The pear tree as saint, muse and more. Shel Silverstein had his apple tree. Joe Pintauro has his pear tree. And like the boy-man in The Giving Tree, Pintauro has watched his pear-bearing friend evolve since he moved into his John Street home in Sag Harbor in 1967. Like a Greek goddess, it has provided nourishment […]