I suppose it’s as good a start as any, the ‘hello world’ initiation into blogging. I’ve started this blog to share my love of seafood, soups, and salads, as well as other epicurean items from around Long Island.
I believe in cooking seasonally… selecting fresh local ingredients readily available along the mid-Atlantic coast, and of course, my local food stores. Long Island has a wealth of food sources, from big-box stores and national chains, to our regional distributors, local groceries, and ethnic markets offering a diversity of international ingredients; Asian noodles, Indian spices, African produce, Central American legumes.
But Long Island has its own agricultural heritage, from our famous potatoes, ducks, and wines, to locally harvested shellfish, eels, crabs, and of course fish! From fresh-water fish like trout which is seeded into our lakes and ponds; to the south shore bays with their bounty of weakfish, fluke, flounder, and snapper; to the wealth of catches from the north Atlantic of Bluefish, Cod, Mackerel, Mako, Salmon, Stripped Bass, Tuna…
I enjoy concocting soups when its cold outside, salads when its warm, and I love seafood all year long. As this blog progresses, I will introduce you to the wonderful treasures of Long Island and the tastes of its bounty, from my home to yours.