Tag: food

Chocolate Oysters | Nantucket Chocolate Company
Insider Tips, Island Cooking, Nantucket Style

Nantucket Chocolate Oysters

We’ve discovered a new treat for island celebrations that pairs deliciously with champagne: chocolate oysters handmade by Nantucket Chocolatiers at the aptly named Sweet Inspirations. John and Kathy West and their team love to design unique confections and have become known for recreating island icons and Nantucket favorites in fine […]

Beach Plums
Island Science

Nantucket’s Beach Plums

• by Dr. Sarah Oktay, Director, University of Massachusetts Nantucket Field Station • I finally got to do something quintessentially ”Nantuckety” today for the first time in the eleven years that I have lived here, namely pick beach plums. I stumbled upon a bush laden with purple fruit and was […]

Picnic on Nantucket
Island Cooking

Feast for the Fourth

• by Leah Mojer • The 4th of July on Nantucket is about as good as it gets anywhere on earth. A beach day, yes, but anything but the usual, with picnics packed to the gills with strawberry shortcake, hotdogs, hamburgers, ice cold beer, and lemonade. The senses are bombarded […]

Island Cooking

Eat With Your Eyes!

• by Leah Mojer • Since the invention of film making, food and film have been a natural pairing. Food has such a deeply entrenched emotional connection, it only seems right to document the intimate relationship on film. From the excrutiating love story in Like water for Chocolate or the […]

Island Cooking

Final Feast of the Year

• by Chef Jenn Farmer • Some Chefs get depressed in the winter due to lack of garden fresh veggies and orchard fresh fruit.  But for me it is like a time when the slate is wiped clean.  The seafood is still plentiful, as well as fresh cranberries, root vegetables […]

Island Cooking

Food Fit for a President

• by Chef Jenn Farmer • For some unknown reason my son and I have a fascination with American history, specifically, the presidents.  We both have always enjoyed history, so that is no surprise, but I think our multiple state museum spree has had a lot to do with fueling […]

Island Cooking

Obstinate to an Agreeable Eater

• by Jenn Farmer • Walking in the garden today was one of the loveliest experiences of the summer.  I cannot think of a more wonderful thing than eating veggies straight from the garden after a quick rinse.  Right now the garden is bursting with ripe, healthy goodness.  The smell […]