Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Monday, November 10, 2008


Saltaire, N.Y.-- November 10, 2008

Thirty six years after the launch of the culinary classic Fire Island Cook Book by Georgiana Hull, the torch has been passed to a new generation of Saltairians, born in the Baby Boom, raised on Fire Island, disciplined by hard and bitter mid life crises, still proud of their ancient heritage--and unwilling to witness the slow undoing of those Saltaire culinary delights to which their generation has become accustomed, both on the Island and to wherever they have migrated.

The new Fire Island Cookbook has been announced, and the call goes out for all to contribute.

Herewith is the Inaugural Invitation from Carol Scott Cappilletti; Janet Standard, and Kathryn Corrigan Woods:

Calling all Saltairians who love to cook and entertain as much as we do! A new Fire Island cookbook is in the works and we want your recipes. Primary ingredients should be indigenous to the island or nearby Long Island. Your family as well as guests who've contributed to memorable Saltaire meals - breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner - are all encouraged to submit recipes.

We are looking for appetizers, entrees, side dishes, desserts, as well as beverages. Think fish, shellfish, summer vegetables, berries, duck or even venison and send them this way. Don't forget about pasta and delicious and easy summer dishes. We encourage you to include any story you wish to share regarding the creator of the recipe or its genesis - the funnier the better! Recipes will be selected and tested in the “Test Kitchen” (chez Weinlandt) in summer, 2009.

Please let us know if you have ANY questions,

Carol Scott Cappelletti, Janet Standard and Kathryn Corrigan Woods,,

(Ed. Note: You've all read about the respect the editors of have for Georgiana's classic (we go back a long way together. Click this link: ), so we Boomers have a tough act to follow, but we stand proudly behind this dynamic new endeavor.

George Fontanals, Jim O'Hare

Editors, Saltaire

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