A Brief History of the New York Bight

A Brief History of the NY Bight is  an excerpt from- “Hook It & Cook It: Fishing Dishing and Reminiscing. With more than 50 recipes!” on Amazon !   “Some of the best fishing is done not in water but in print.” – Sparse Grey Hackle from The Quotable Fisherman by Nick Lyons THE ICE CAPContinue reading “A Brief History of the New York Bight”

Early Lessons from an Irish Kitchen

People often ask me how I fell in love with cooking. I followed my nose, with my heart and stomach not far behind. It was the magical late autumn of 1969. I’ve always been drawn to the heat of the kitchen.  It was where all the action was when Irish people got together to drinkContinue reading “Early Lessons from an Irish Kitchen”

So This is Your Ocean

While Grandma sparked my love of cooking, Grandpa Willie Duffy lead me to my another great passion- the ocean. I saw Brighton Beach for the first time on a gray early spring Saturday. Grandpa picked me up and we walked the few blocks to the subway through the waking neighborhood. The B train runs aboveContinue reading “So This is Your Ocean”