Top Left: Entertaining classical style, Pierre serves a perfect souffle; next to Pierre is Lauren Bacall. Bottom Left: Pierre Franey, on his public television set.
This exhibition tells the story of how Craig Claiborne and Pierre Franey pioneered a whole new approach to preparing fresh and local food that has continued to influence generations of cooks, chefs, and cookbook writers, not only on the East End but all over the country. We have augmented it with loans of objects, books, and an exciting collection of photographs and menus from Pierre Franey's family albums that document the East End activities of Claiborne and Franey, including images of the famous Gardiner's Island picnics. The East Hampton Historical Society
Chefs Michael Romano, Joe Luppi, Daniel Boulud and George Hirsch share personal quotes regarding the masters.
Top left: a fish poacher over an open fire used by Chef Pierre for an outdoor cookout. Hmm..great idea! Center: Craig & Pierre serving traditional Thanksgiving dinner with classical trimmings.
A must see exhibit for any culinarian and foodie; for me, a look back at ones roots. Bottom Middle Photo: Le Pavillon chef brigade shows another public television chef Jacques Pepin, second row, second from left.
Clinton Academy, The East Hampton Historical Society- Exhibition on display thru July 13th. If not able to visit, keep in touch at the family web site: Pierre Franey.