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Seasonal food blog of Chef Deborah at Cuvée at The Greenporter Hotel

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Chef Deborah at Seasoned Fork

I have been cooking and teaching in my kitchen at The Greenporter Hotel,  for over a decade. I was always a cook at heart even though my education and career took me in other directions.  I found that learning about local food is how you learn about culture.  How people feed themselves is key in maintaining the health and welfare of a society.  By sharing recipes and techiques,  I hope to help make good food accessible to all people.   I keep a garden at The Greenporter and encourage all of you to plant something.  Some herbs in your windowsill, tomatoes during the summer, radishes in chilly weather.  Use them in everything from soups to salads to lavender for desserts and cocktails.  Having a kitchen on the North Fork of Long Island is every chef’s dream where you have local products sprouting in farms all around you. Whether it’s local oysters, duck, mushrooms or Striped Bass, all of it is fresh including the wines to accompany your meal. We cook with as many local ingredients available to us year-round. In the winter you’ll find us here on the weekends and from Memorial Day to Labor Day and during the high season we are here most days. Let us know next time you stop at a farmstand and pick up some really beautiful locally grown or harvested goodies.

Picking Herbs from the Garden

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Andrea Kavajian // Apr 29, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Hi Deborah! I’m so excited to see you have a blog! Miss you LOTS!!! I will be visiting the island this summer and can’t wait to stop by and see you. Lots of catching up to do!

  • 2 denise r // Jun 24, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    so happy to come across this page, staying at greenporter 4th of july weekend. i havn’t visited for a couple of years, but will never forget the wonderful dinner my boyfriend and i shared not to mention the bottle of french rose. i hope there will be some specials friday nite when we dine again with you. looking foward to another satisfying meal. denise & mike rosati

  • 3 Adirondack Joe // Apr 2, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I am excited to have discovered this blog. A passionate cook myself and former Long Islander I think this might be some great fun… Looking forward to the future!

  • 4 Nancy // Mar 20, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Hi,It’s nancy from the wigmore institute. This is a beautiful website! I’ll see you this summer can’t wait to stay at your hotel and eat at the restaurant.

  • 5 seasonedfork // Mar 20, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Hi Nancy, you will be excited to see some new menu items using some of the living raw food techniques we learned at the institute! See you soon!

  • 6 Ann // Oct 19, 2014 at 9:00 am

    This is so great! I’m coming out for a girls weekend Memorial Day and can’t wait to try out the restaurant! Any chance you do at home class/dinner or know of someone who does???

  • 7 seasonedfork // Oct 19, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    We offer cooking classes on Saturday from 12 noon to 2pm and require a minimum of 6 people. The cost is $75 per person and it covers the cost of materials, instruction and lunch. We look forward to seeing you soon.

  • 8 Andrew Johnson // May 13, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Hi Deborah,

    I stayed at The Greenporter several months ago for a wedding and had a wonderful time, and was so delighted to come across your blog. It’s a really great concept, and I’ve enjoyed reading through your recipes.

    Thanks so much for sharing!


  • 9 seasonedfork // Jun 19, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Dear Andrew, Thank you for your visit and for sharing your interest in cooking. What do you like to cook?

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