A Different Kind of Kitchen
In her week-long classes, Ms. Sbrana, like many Tuscan cooks before her, emphasizes the importance of knowing the ingredients. She sends her students into the garden also takes them to the central market in Florence so that they can revel in the profusion of seasonal produce and learn how to decide what is worth buying and why. Her son joined her for a month this summer, teaching at her side. Canora said. But it can be taught to home cooks. There she occasionally gave classes. In , Mr.
A Different Kind of Kitchen
Canora became the executive chef at Mr. Diners there often marveled at the ethereal lightness of the potato gnocchi. They were from Ms. Canora said, explaining that he worked on the book. He is now serving some of her dishes, like braised romano beans and a zucchini frittata, on his restaurant menus. View all New York Times newsletters.
She worked with an architect to renovate the farmhouse in the hamlet of Fauglia, but its airy rusticity, with simple furnishings in the arched, stone rooms, were her own doing. It has a saltwater pool, an orchard, a small vineyard and, of course, vegetable gardens.
Lunch for a guest started with meltingly tender fresh cannellini beans on Tuscan bread, which were followed by crisp fried zucchini flowers and artichokes and a lush zucchini frittata. Then came fresh pappardelle pasta with dazzling cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs, quail stuffed with handfuls of herbs, a panzanella salad, buttery romano beans simmered with tomatoes, and morsels of fried rabbit dressed with whispers of sage. It all looked so simple, and in essence it was.
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But Ms. She snipped fresh zucchini flowers over the frittata before she flipped it. They added a different texture and perfume to the omelet. And she mixed her pasta with its fresh, briefly cooked tomato sauce on a generous platter, not in a bowl as most cooks would, because she found that it was easier to combine the ingredients with a few gentle turns and it kept the broad noodles intact. She also added gremolata — garlic, parsley and lemon zest — to the pasta dish, an unusual touch, contributing zesty panache.
As she poured olive oil and tossed other ingredients into pans and bowls with free assurance, she measured nothing, tasting as she went along. Edgar We were fortunate to stumble upon the opening party for Edgar, a posh boutique from LA nestled into a charming little seaside house in the middle of Edgartown.
While we thought were there just to crash the party, none of us left empty handed, as the selection of unique, stylish pieces was too good to pass up. The two-level bookstore, built into a darling white farm-style house, is packed to the brim with great novels and non-fiction organized perfectly. Plus, there are thoughtful local gifts—as well as newspapers and magazines to read like a local.
- Discovery (The Heretics Secret Book 10).
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- After Troy (Oberon Modern Plays).
In the Pink Because no trip to the seaside is complete without Lilly Pulitzer, be sure to drop into In the Pink to pick up the latest and greatest Lilly print. Other seaside staples, like J. McLaughlin and Island Outfitters, are conveniently right around the corner. Slate Nestled into a charming cottage, Slate is stocked with some of my very favorite brands for clothes, shoes, and accessories including: Splendid, Rebecca Taylor, Soludos espadrilles, Marysi a bikinis, as well as tons of stylish, correct womenswear brands for clothing and accessories.
I could spend hours—and thousands of dollars—in this boutique. We tried our hand at quite a few seafood spots—ensuring we try the oysters and lobster rolls at each one, in the name of research.
The gluten-averse and health conscious will also appreciate that in addition to sandwiches, fried fish, and fried everything, many of these spots also served sushi. And it was good sushi. The food is creative and fun, with local fish tacos, lobster sliders and more. The cocktails are made with local herbs and fruits—I went girly with a fresh raspberry mojito crush that was as light, refreshing and fun as it sounds. We shared the Beetlebung drunken noodles, made with Thai rice noodles, basil, chil, garlic and added hot buttered lobster claws It was phenomenal. Never turning down lobster, we also shared the pan-seared local scallops served atop a lobster tabouli with a tomato bacon confit.
Definitely add this quirky, creative resto to your to-do list. Open 8 a.
Inside, the decor is traditional Victorian—with lots of Persian rugs, Mahogany furniture and leather-bound books. We enjoyed the seasonal, American fare—with chicken, steak and fish on the fairly traditional menu.
It was a wonderful dining experience and should be added to your list of fancy date night spots while on the vineyard. The oysters and wine hit the spot—as did the mini lobster rolls and the Bang Bang shrimp, which I devoured without sharing. Lookout Tavern Location, location, location, as they say.
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The two-level wooden tavern is lively and friendly—grab a seat at the bar overlooking the ocean or on the shaded picnic tables. The drinks are cold and the food is great. Lookout Tavern earned the well-deserved award for best lobster roll in town and the sushi is great, too. The service was appropriately slow on our visit—they must be on island time.
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Seafood Shanty Of all the restaurants we visited, the Seafood Shanty was the fan favorite! While Edgartown is more posh than Oak Bluffs, we were pleased that it boasted its own seafood joints. The three-level Seafood Shanty is a lively bar and restaurant with an enormous roof deck overlooking the harbor.
We settled in under an umbrella for happy hour of fried shrimp, oysters, white wine and lobster rolls. The tunes were good, the service friendly, and everyone was having a ball—we were tempted to stay all night. A must-visit in Edgartown. You can sit inside in the Victorian living room, or outside under the string lights, and we chose the latter. The cuisine is inventive American fare, with a focus on local ingredients. We did a pretty predictable order, sharing a bottle of Sancerre, tuna tartare, beets and burrata, and scallops between the three of us.