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Dan’s Taste of Two Forks Countdown: Fresh Hamptons Chef Todd Jacobs

Yoga, Arlo Guthrie, Bluefin tuna toro and returning to Dan’s Taste of Two Forks during this year’s Dan’s Taste of Summer Weekend is cause for celebration and some foodie chat with Chef Todd Jacobs of Fresh Hamptons.

What are you most looking forward to as you return to Dan’s Taste of Two Forks again this year?
Seeing so many old friends.

Describe your best/favorite culinary experience since last year’s Taste of Two Forks and GrillHampton.
Fresh killed giant bluefin tuna toro from Mile Jacobs’ boat Desire

What have been the biggest and best changes you’ve witnessed in the culinary culture of the East End in the past 5 years?
So many more farmers markets organic farms and access to local grass fed beef and organic chicken.

When you hear the phrase “local,” what comes to mind?
The many relationships I have cultivated with fishermen and farmers over the last twenty five years and how they are all dinning in my restaurant somewhat regularly.

Where do you find inspiration, inside and outside the kitchen?
From my family and my yoga practice

What’s your favorite food- or drink- (or both!) related song and why:
“Alice’s Restaurant” by Arlo Guthrie it’s an iconic tradition and thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday.

If you were packing for an East End picnic, what are 3 things we’d find in your basket?
A great salad with plenty of raw vegetables, raw corn chowder or gazpacho and guacamole

What drink are you looking forward to enjoying on a hot summer night?
A “FRESH” organic margarita a glass of rosé or a local beer.

Finish this sentence: An empty plate is… a sign of a content patron.

For up-to-the-minute information on ticket availability to Dan’s GrillHampton 2014, visit DansTasteofSummer.com.



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