The salad proved to be equally homegrown – or at least locally gathered.

Steven Raichlen

Claire made the dish with canned tomatillos and frozen bass (she was upset), which she cooked in the oven. When Steven makes her dish, he chars the salsa ingredients on the coals and cooks the fish on the grill.

Steven Raichlen

Ely was as eccentric in his eating habits, it turned out, as Reich had been in his practice of psychotherapy. Ely was always coming up with strange new theories about what constituted the healthiest diet. Usually, this involved a single food eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – until a new food, deemed even more salubrious – replaced it.

Steven Raichlen

To make the pie, Claire drove to a farm in Chilmark to buy the right ratio of sweet-tart Macoun and Cortland apples to mild aromatic McIntoshes.

Steven Raichlen

At 6 p.m., Elliott made the house cocktail – Katama Kirs – which consisted of vintage champagne and blueberry syrup.

Steven Raichlen

Claire unpacked the grocery bags and the menu began to take shape. She’d whirl the smoked clams and mussels with mascarpone cheese in the food processor to make a dip to eat by the fire.

Steven Raichlen

Inspired by cookbook author Susie Middleton of West Tisbury, who starts her chicken breast-side down, I came up with this recipe that combines my favorite salting technique with Susie’s cooking method.

Catherine Walthers

Make your dinner even simpler by adding some vegetables to the chicken roasting pan.

Catherine Walthers

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