Throwback Thursday: From the Vine to the Brine

It takes a sour woman to make a good pickle—or so writes Michael Chabon in his novel, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, clearly oblivious to the pleasures of Horman’s Best Pickles and the not-at-all-sour young man behind them. Of course, our own Jeanne Hodesh is better informed, having spoken with Nicholas Horman himself back in the summer of 2009.

Throwback Thursday: Return of the Stalks

The great essayist Charles Lamb once wrote that “asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.” And while this may be true for most of us—there is, after all, a reason we all scream for ice cream rather than the old green stalks—it is most certainly false for Lyle Wells, the East End’s own “Asparagus King.”

Throwback Thursday: An Ode to Quail Hill Farm

A thing of beauty is a joy forever—be it a poem or a perfectly ripe tomato. And as we learned from Geraldine Pluenneke’s 2009 story, “The Poet, Grounded,” the joys of the page and palate converge at Amagansett’s own Quail Hill Farm in the shape of its director, Scott Chaskey.