Sourcing local ingredients among area farmers and producers is very important to me. Even as a young child, I spent my time shopping at the farmer’s market with my grandmother and fishing and lobstering with my family near the New Jersey shore.
When a disaster strikes in this country we all become instant witnesses not just to tragedy and heartbreak, but to an outpouring of support, donations and financial contributions from fellow Americans. The media descends on a flooded town or a neighborhood shredded by a twister.
One year ago, Hurricane Sandy took 72 lives, destroyed thousands of homes and affected millions of people across the Eastern United States, including in New York City.