Cook the Vineyard

Take the August Menu Challenge

Just as soon as I planned my annual August grab-bag menu challenge, the refrigerator broke. The same day a long-awaited new water heater showed up, along with the installer, who regretted to inform us we’d be without hot water for a day (or two, as it turned out). Our internet and cell service, both of which had been heading towards oblivion all summer, were threatening to expire altogether. This made contacting the fridge repair folks difficult. When the smoke signals finally got through, the message back was clear: You’re on a very long waiting list.

Cook the Vineyard; a Roadmap for Cooking on the Island

Cook the Vineyard, a free weekly newsletter and website celebrating the food culture on the Island, will make its debut on July 3.

Soup to Nuts: Authors Demystify Art of Cooking at Home

Five Island cookbook authors and three photographers anchored the fourth annual Cook the Vineyard event this year.

Cook the Vineyard Celebrates Art of Food

Food photographers will join cookbook authors at this year’s Cook the Vineyard event, held on July 17 from noon to 2 p.m. at Lola’s in Oak Bluffs.

Island Cooks Share Recipes, Kitchen Secrets at Cook the Vineyard

The third annual Cook the Vineyard celebrated Island food and cookbook authors.

Reading, Writing, and Eating: a Tasty Trio at Cook the Vineyard

Prepare your taste buds for an afternoon of food, wine and conversation. The third annual Cook the Vineyard luncheon returns to Lola’s on Monday, July 18 with a full plate of cookbook authors.

Midsummer Celebration of Food, Cookbooks and Community at Cook the Vineyard

It’s a rare opportunity to gather in one restaurant and enjoy specialty dishes sourced from the Island by seven distinct chefs. All of which are, by the event’s design, also cookbook authors. And for these cooks, the stories are as important as the recipes.

Authors Cook Up a Tasty Time

They weren’t on the farm, out at sea, behind the line or in their home kitchens.

For the first time, Island authors Susie Middleton, Catherine Walthers, Melinda Fager, Jessica B. Harris and Robert Lionette all had lunch together. And they did so with 70 other people.

Island Authors Cook Up Conversation

On Monday, July 14, forget the beach for a few hours and head to Lola’s Southern Seafood for a special five-course lunch tasting with recipes from six different Island chefs.