This week it's the classic summer place: Martha's Vineyard. It always tempts vacationers to stay, and some move in. Our guest, Vineyard native and local chef, Tina Miller, talks what it's like to live there, the people who make the island what it is, how they live off the land and sea, and how a renaissance turn of mind is essential. The recipe for Lobster and Sweet Corn Fritters, the very essence of summer, comes from Tina's book, Vineyard Harvest: A Year of Good Food on Martha's Vineyard.
The Sterns check in from Clamp's Hamburger Stand in New Milford, where Connecticut's quintessential summer food is in full flush. Sally Schneider has ideas on how to amortize lobster, that succulent but pricey summertime treat. Her Rich Lobster Broth gets us started.
We'll check out San Francisco's Slanted Door, the first restaurant to put Vietnamese food on the city's culinary map; and the queen of televisionwithoutpity.com takes on the Food Network - the good and the so very bad.
Broadcast dates for this episode:
August 6, 2005 (originally aired)
August 19, 2006 (rebroadcast)