Brian is the editor at large of Edible East End, Edible Long Island, Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn. He writes from his home in Sag Harbor, New York, where he and his family tend a home garden and oysters. He is also obsessed with ducks, donuts and dumplings.

Two Can’t Miss Events: Baja Tacos and Butter Churning

Can’t fit a trip around the world into your weekly schedule? No problem: The vendors at Edible Escape will have your taste buds channeling the world, starting with Mexico, thanks to the Baja Tacos with Beer Battered Mahi Mahi, Mexican Style Coleslaw and Chopped Peanuts courtesy of the restaurant Mercadito. For the rest of the line-up, check out our events page.

Cheese Ladders, Firkins, Baby Cages and Other Cooking Curiosities in East Hampton

Of all the beautiful, puzzling, and seemingly anachronistic objects from “What’s Cooking: East Hampton Kitchens 1648-1948,” the new exhibit at the East Hampton Historical Society, the one that resonated most with me was the “baby cage,” an ominous–and unfortunately named–wooden container where a 17th century mother cooking at an open fire or massive wood stove could quickly stow any toddler that might wander too close to the hearth.

Edible Office Lunch: Frisee Salad, Calamari and Grilled Cheese and Duck Sandwiches at Little Red in Southampton

On the first day of autumn, David Loewenberg welcomed us for a business lunch that included lobster quesadillas, a new take on grilled cheese and all manner of other innovations in the clean, classic interior of his latest restaurant, Little Red, a casual offshoot of sorts of Red Bar Brasserie, Loewenberg’s established dinner spot on the other side of Southampton Village.

Edible Office Lunch: The Best Coffee Near the Jitney, ABC Kitchen, The Dutch and Other City Eats Tips

Last night, on our weekly trip to NYC for Edible-related meetings that included a stop at the Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Oenology and more, we dined at the new, shoulder-to-shoulder, dumpling-centric place, Red Farm, where we supped on smoked cukes, assorted dumplings (the crab and duck soup dumplings are OMG-inspiring) and some grilled Montauk squid stuffed with mushrooms. Yum!