Alex Goetzfried is a former chef who traded in his knives for a pen and camera. He is a Hampton Bays native who now writes about food on the East End.

    Get Ready for Seaweed Farms

    The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s Marine Program is in the planning stages of launching an initiative to create a new kind of “green” farming on Long Island. The scientists have developed the technology to successfully farm different types of seaweed and will initially focus the project on the waters of the East End.

    The River Café Is Hosting a Fundraiser for Gerry Hayden July 16

    The iconic River Café is hosting a charity event reuniting its past chefs for a garden party tasting under the Brooklyn Bridge in honor of and to raise money for one of its own, chef Gerry Hayden of North Fork Table & Inn. Proceeds from the tasting event will go toward promoting research for ALS and to raise money for quality of life care for Hayden.

    New Chefs Announced for Great Chefs Dinner

    The 10th annual Great Chefs Dinner is just around the corner and tickets are still available. The list of celebrity chefs who have signed on to cook for the cause, which will raise money for the culinary and garden program as well as scholarships for students at Jeff’s Kitchen at the Hayground School, is nothing short of stellar.

    Koppert Cress

    Colorful, fragile and packed with potent flavor, microgreens have become a restaurant staple. What may surprise you is that many of these exotic herbs and flowers are grown right here on the North Fork at the Koppert Cress greenhouses.