A simple, shingle-style diner nestled against the dunes just east of the village of Amagansett, The Lobster Roll is a legendary eating spot, the place to go in the Hamptons. The secret of its success? New York magazine sums it up perfectly: Unlike most of the ritzy competition, it's nothing fancy; just fried clams, hearty chowders, flawless lobster salad, and homemade pie served without a shred of pretense.
They're just the kind of dishes you want after a day at the beach, and with The Lobster Roll, vacationers who summer by any shore can re-create them in their own kitchens. From main courses, sandwiches, and salads incorporating the season's freshest seafood, shellfish, vegetables, and fruits to such summertime favorites as barbecued ribs and macaroni salad, the simple recipes offer a season full of sensational meals. Beautiful photographs of the food of Long Island's beaches, towns, and farms add colorful notes throughout the book.