artful dishes inspired by shelter island and its surrounding forks
The Shelter Island 36 is a collection of New England recipes developed on the East End of Long Island. Written by Chef Jason Casey and illustrated by Jackie Maloney, this book was created with a shared love of food, art, people and places. With its abundance of fresh produce, seafood and wine, it is hard not to be inspired to eat and drink well on the East End. When creating this book, local farmers, fishermen, hunters, vintners and artists from the community were huge inspirations. Casey has had the fantastic opportunity to enjoy time on the East End with this inspiring community behind him. Shelter Island is a special place and those who have a love of food, art, people and places are encouraged to visit and enjoy everything that it has to offer.
"Love is the key ingredient that makes good food great, and that is why your Grandmother's gnocchi are better than anyone else's. It's the umami ingredient that can't be bought, and that is exactly what Jason brings to cooking and the medium he has chosen here. Jason calls this book a literary menu, I think it's time to dig in and enjoy."
- Chef Bryan Noury, Executive Chef
Cafe Colette, Brooklyn, NY