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.

Freeze All the Strawberries You Can. Right Now

While another week or so remains until local cherries arrive, followed by blueberries, raspberries and the remaining avalanche of fruit, we top, rinse and pack the red jewels into plastic bags destined for the freezer. They will form the flavor foundation of smoothies, top yogurt and breakfast cereal and oatmeal and be the cooling afternoon snack we’ll crave in July and August.

Low Summer 2014

When those jolly green giant spears begin to frame every dinner plate, it’s sort of like a migratory bird’s return. “Ah, yes,” we say, “I remember you, asparagus. The way you soften in butter. The tenderness of your tip. The scent you give our pee.”

The Innovation Issue 2014

When we launched Edible East End, our storytelling straddled the past and future. We swooned over centuries-old recipes for clam pie, the ingenuity of potato barns and Shinnecock beach plum recipes. But we also championed winemakers, dairies, oyster farmers and mushroom growers, part of the avalanche of start-up food businesses not before seen on these forks.