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Summer Wine

by Robert P. Barsanti I returned to Nantucket on a long delayed boat.  On this full boat, the seats were claimed early and I stood outside, hard up against the metal gate of the closed snack bar.  The wind and rain had built a substantial chop over the shoals in […]

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Nantucket Events

Food, Glorious Food at the Wine Festiva

by Sarah Teach Fine wines won’t be the only palate-pleasers illuminating the 2012 Nantucket Wine Festival. Veiled beneath the shadows of the much more renowned Grand Tasting and Harbor Gala dwell perhaps the greater gems: the series of Wine & Food seminars that offer an inside scoop of some of […]

Island Science

Between the Ocean & the Deep Red Wine

by Dr. Sarah D. Oktay Managing Director UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station Today’s pop quiz: What is important for proper vineyard cultivation, relatively high in ocean water compared to rain water, and causes us to add lime to our soil to grow some of the plants we like the best? […]

Island Cooking

Brunch and Rhubarb

by Chef Jenn Farmer With Mother’s Day and the Wine Festival coming up, I have been thinking about one of my favorite meals: brunch (or, more accurately, champagne or bloody Mary brunch).  Although being a single parent and an early morning person limits the chances of me getting to eat […]

Featured Articles

Seeking Daffodils

by Suzanne Daub Daffodils come in a stunning range of colors, shapes, and sizes, and every year new variations are introduced. With millions blooming every year on Nantucket, it can be hard to pick a favorite. The most commonly recognized is the trumpet daffodil with yellow petals (perianth) and yellow […]

Featured Articles

Master of the Daffodils

Each year, Nantucket’s Daffodil Festival Weekend brings abundance upon the island. Millions of daffodils bloom; the visitor season begins; antique cars arrive in droves; and extra ferry trips added to the schedules! Daffodil Weekend brings a wealth of happiness to the island. But daffodils don’t plant themselves; who is behind […]

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Featured Restaurants

Fusaro’s – A Passion Realized

Just a little over a year ago, Tom’s dream came true. Last April, he welcomed his first guests into Fusaro’s Restaurant.  They’ve been streaming in ever since for delicious homemade Italian food that is seasoned with memories, cooked with love, and served with pride. Fusaro’s Restaurant truly is a family […]

Island Cooking

Ravenous Spring

by Chef Jenn Farmer Plump little green shoots burst from the dark soil and the ocean’s salty breath seems milder as the warm sun starts stealing the sting from her. It is a time of new and fresh beginnings. Soon round pink radishes, lanky asparagus, and tender greens will grace […]