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Island Cooking

Autumn Cocktail Twists

~ by Jenny Benzie, Advanced Sommelier + Certified Wine Educator, Proprietress of Épernay Wine & Spirits ~ As we transition from summer into autumn here on Nantucket Island, it is important to take advantage of what Mother Nature still has to offer. Temperatures begin to decrease a few degrees at night, the …

Nantucket Cookbooks

Bringing a Taste of Nantucket Home

With the summer season coming to a close, one way to bring Nantucket home with you (where ever home happens to be) is to take some favorite Nantucket recipes with you. Over the years a number of cookbooks have been published by Nantucket chefs and restaurateurs, as well as by …

Cooking with Tomatoes | Nantucket, MA

A Taste of Summer Sunshine

~ by Jessica Taryn Daub ~ Fresh tomatoes are a taste of summer sunshine, and the farms on Nantucket grow many varieties of delicious vine-ripened tomatoes: standard, heirloom, cherry, plum, and more! Our favorite way to partake is a tomato sandwich: thick, juicy slices sprinkled with sea salt and pepper …

Baked Clams | Nantucket, MA

Diggin’ Clams

~ by Jessica Taryn Daub ~ The humble clam. Unpretentious and drab, these little bivalves have been a staple in the diet of coastal northeasterners for centuries. They bring the essence of the sea to your table and can be made the hero of an innumerable amount of dishes. Whether …

Nantucket Daffodil Festival Picnics

Daffodil Fest Picnic Food

This year there are two picnics to choose from during Daffodil Festival Saturday, April 30. The Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce (the brains and the brawn behind Nantucket Daffodil Festival Weekend), is hosting a Family Beach Picnic at Children’s Beach in addition to the famous ‘Sconset Tailgate Picnic. Both start …

Holiday Recipes

It’s never too early to start planning your holiday feasts, whether it be for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Years, this is the time of year when you want to present a memorable spread. Judi Hill has collaborated with Chef Pamela A. McKinstry to reprint her classic Nantucket …