By Kristie Snyder,
GreenStar's deli is far from traditional, but with a new focus on local, fresh and handmade interpretations of classic dishes from around the globe, the Delicatessen @ GreenStar joins a long line of eateries that feel like home to their patrons.
The American deli was born out of the simple longing of a people for their comfort food. As Eastern European Jewish immigrants settled in the cities of the Northeast in the late 1800s, they brought with them their homemade recipes and created an institution — the deli. Some of these ancestral delis, such as the famous Katz's, which opened on the Lower East Side of New York City in 1888, are still here today, and the idea of "the deli" has thoroughly permeated American cuisine.
The GreenStar deli's new menu does include some of those traditional Jewish deli foods — knishes, corned beef – while encompassing simple, seasonal and handmade food from many traditions. Whatever culinary background you hail from, whatever the cuisine you crave, whether you're a hardcore vegan or dedicated carnivore, you'll find something to love in GreenStar's deli.
By Luka Starmer,
Tucked away behind the roadside foliage in Newfield, NY, there is a lot of “good stuff” going on. Good Stuff by Mom & Me, that is.
To be exact, GreenStar’s fast-selling raw foods supplier is actually run by two down-to-earth mothers, Tanya Petrich and Claire Lunny, who have been in business since October of last year. However, when you meet them, you’d think they have been a dynamic duo for years. They joke and giggle and compliment each other as they cut brownies or prep sprouted cashews. Their workspace is as inviting as their personalities — the soft lighting, wood floors and granite countertops make you feel like you’re at home.
New in the Deli
Cheese plates are great for any holiday celebration — let us help you put the perfect plate together.
Whether you've got a full house or a quiet fireside dinner for four, holiday parties are a chance to spend time with friends. And, naturally, we've got a few suggestions for cheese plates that are suitable for any holiday get-together! For most occasions, three to five selections of cheese are all you need. Pick cheeses that are contrasting in taste and texture: balance the sweet with the pungent, the firm with the creamy. Fresh fruits, such as grapes, sliced pears, and figs, complement cheeses, as do savories such as olives, roasted nuts, and marinated vegetables (yum!). Cheese can be served on a platter, wooden cutting board, or even marble floor tiles (just wash them first). Scatter a few berries and nuts or add capers and cornichons to the platter for a finishing touch. Last but not least, it's best to let cheeses "breathe" a little before serving as this enhances their delicate flavors. That's it! For any specific cheese questions or to order a holiday cheese platter, you can email us. Happy Holidays!