GIFTS: More Giftables from Edible

In our Winter 2014 issue, we did a gift round up that kills all the Edible birds with one stone: local, edible products by people we love. We didn’t have room for them all, so here are some more. Any other good ideas?

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Horseradish Is Year-Round—Holy Schmitt do we have a great holiday gift idea for you. How about a jar of homemade horseradish from Schmitt Farms in Riverhead, so your loved ones can make the best Bloody Mary on the block? Horseradish is also great for roast beef sandwiches, deviled eggs, salad dressings, cocktail sauces and goes wonderfully with most meats. The Schmitts are experts when it comes to chopping and jarring the white root. “We’ve probably been growing it for about a century,” says grower Matt Schmitt. “I’m fourth generation.” The family has long supplied the East End’s annual spring horseradish party. But now everyone can celebrate in any season by buying a jar of Holy Schmitt’s Homemade Horseradish, which is made fresh two or three times a week. Holy Schmitt’s now comes in several flavors, original, beet, cranberry and hot pepper, as well as horseradish mustard. Order your own jar online at

Voyageur-Press-Hamptons-and-Long-Island-Homegrown-CookbookLocal Chefs Local Farmers Local Recipes—Leeann Lavin’s Hamptons & Long Island Homegrown Cookbook was not meant to be filed away and forgotten about among one’s kitchen cookbooks, perhaps because the tome is so much more than just a place to find expertly crafted recipes from some of the finest locavore chefs on Long Island. The Homegrown Cookbook is a piece of culinary journalism, exquisite and extensive in its look at the relationship between Long Island chefs passionate about the local food movement and the growers who inspire them.  The Homegrown Cookbook features 28 Long Island restaurants, which each fit into one of the book’s four sections: the Hamptons & South Fork, the North Fork & Shelter Island, the North Shore and the South Shore. Perhaps the most exciting element of the Homegrown Cookbook is Lavin’s inclusion of signature, family heritage, seasonal, as well as new recipes from some of Long Island’s most highly regarded chefs— recipes she said she and her husband have already tested in their Manhattan kitchen. Though The Hamptons & Long Island Homegrown Cookbook is available on Amazon, Lavin said her Long Island adventures are far from over. “It’s like Dorothy says in the Wizard of Oz,’ says the Manhattanite. “If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own backyard.”

taste of the north Fork logoYou Can Taste It Here—Jeri Woodhouse has been making local ingredient-sourced jams, jellies, vinegars, pickles, chutneys, preserves, mustards and spices from her own recipes for more than 10 years. Her Cutchouge-based business turns out themed party favors and gift baskets including her bread and butter pickles, pumpkin pickles, dilly beans, corn relish and jarred tomatoes for food lovers who really want a Taste of the North Fork. 631.734.6100. Visit the store at 53975 Main Road in Southold.


mustache brewing mugWear Your Beer—There very well may be a beer lover on your list, and what beer lover doesn’t like swag promoting their favorite brand. Put away that hat with a Bud logo and reach out to one of our local breweries to get a pint glass, baseball hat, T-shirt or beach towel proudly announcing allegiance to brews made from the same water that comes through your tap. Greenport Harbor Brewing Company’s brewer’s shirt screams kettle cred; Long Ireland’s skull cap is perfect for those times barbecuing outdoors in the winter and the tankard mug from Mustache Brewing Co. holds 18.5 ounces of your favorite brew.