Early Summer 2016

Summer Sweetness

By Sydney Bender, EDITOR

Early Summer 2016

A year ago, the best thing that ever could have happened to me did: I became a mom. And with that, I gained a new perspective on food— everything from homemade popsicles and ice cream to beach picnics and outdoor markets—all the things I’ve always loved about summer suddenly became a lot sweeter.

Recently, my daughter Leya and I followed eV art director Emma Young around at the first West Tisbury Farmers’ Market of the season. We collected the most fragrant, blooming herbs a 1-year-old had ever smelled. We sipped lemonade, smelled flowers and ate local strawberries.

How do you get babies to eat healthy Island grown veggies and freshly picked fruit? It all starts in the kitchen where children become the ultimate taste testers.

It’s never too early to get kids cooking. Mollie Doyle writes in this issue about the importance of teaching skills that will help aspiring chefs at any age.

And for years, I have been begging Remy Tumin for her mother’s fried chicken recipe. I’ve seen pictures, heard stories, even smelled it wafting from her kitchen, but never gotten the chance to taste it (or make it) – until now. Check out the story behind this thick-battered family tradition, and the recipe here.

Summer truly is the season to cook and eat with family and friends. Whether you’re a parent, sibling, a grandparent, or baby—and, wherever you’re eating–we hope it’s with someone you love. Welcome to summer!