These stories remind us that we don’t need to invent a new wheel; we just need to rise to the challenge of improving this one.
We trust local brewers a lot more than we trust Jeff Bezos—and the stories we’ve collected for you in this issue will show you why.
Whether you know it or not, you already have 100 reasons to celebrate. Here’s reason 101.
If there’s one thing we hope this issue will reveal to you, it’s this: Don’t be dismayed by the news. Food and drink are still bringing people together. Beauty still abounds.
What does innovation look like on Long Island? Read our latest issue—out now—to find out.
The stories and drinks compiled in this issue will carry you away—not necessarily to the mountains, ocean or countryside, but to places better still.
These are the stories I will tell as I gather with my friends and family this holiday season. Because even as the world seems hostile, or a tweet or two away from becoming completely dark, there are still so many of us who are coming together.
Because just as any meal can be improved by the use of spices—saffron from Iran, cinnamon from Sri Lanka, sumac from Sicily—our country can be improved by adapting at home the recipes that work so well elsewhere.
None of the people featured in these stories—or involved in their telling—are just fiddling. They’re providing the music that makes our region worth celebrating in the first place.
Necessity may be the mother of invention, but the parents of innovation have always been love and hope.
Every garden begins with just one thing: the decision to pick up a shovel. We hope these stories inspire you to start digging.
During the holidays we gaze around our towns and tables, and there are almost too many reasons to be grateful.