Good News Gossip About Our Notable Friends And Neighbors

Things might still be weird but even as we enter into a summer like no other, we can always count on seeing some of our favorite Hamptons residents out and about, here and beyond. 

An Edible Love Letter
Sir Paul McCartne
y might not be touring at the moment, but he’s been spotted quite a lot out here on the East End of late. The iconic rocker, who owns a home in Amagansett, is also coming directly to our kitchens with the release of the “Linda McCartney Family Kitchen Cookbook.” Focusing on planet health and keeping Linda’s legacy alive, the effort includes family favorites from Linda’s best vegetarian dishes. Featuring more than 90 plant-based recipes “to save the planet and nourish the soul,” the book is a collaboration between the late photographer’s husband Paul and daughters Mary and Stella. In it the McCartneys have adapted and reinvented nearly 100 of Linda’s tasty classics. Complete with personal stories and intimate family photos spanning three decades, the cookbook features recipes for American-Style Pancakes, Chili Non Carne, Pad Thai, Pulled Jackfruit Burgers, Panzanella Salad and more. “Years ago, before anyone had woken up to the idea of environmental and health and animal welfare issues, Linda was blazing the trail with vegetarianism, telling people about it and promoting it. At home, she would cook for the family and these recipes have been now brought up to date for a modern audience, so they’re all now plant-based and fabulous,” says Paul. “So, I hope this book inspires conversations about sustainability and about modern living amongst people, besides also just giving them some great recipes to eat.’’

Tasty Treats
Food Network icon Alex Guarnaschelli, who lives in Bridgehampton, has also been cooking up some fun new food. The “Chopped” judge and “Iron Chef” star is one of a select few foodies who have committed to a Tuesday Takeover at the Old Stove Pub in Sagaponack. The first-of-its-kind dinner party series brings new flavors to the table, says owner Joseph DeCristofaro. Showcasing the efforts of some of the nation’s best chefs, the summer-long Tuesday night special outings will feature the creations of Guarnaschelli on July 13, plus Michael Symon from “The Chew,” Rise & Thyme owner Amanda Freitag and Red Rooster owner Marcus Samuelsson, among others. Yum! 

He’s Back Baby!
Hardworking Amagansett resident Alec Baldwin returns for a follow up to his blockbuster animated “Boss Baby” movie. In the sequel, “The Boss Baby: Family Business,” released on July 2, his character, Ted Templeton, has grown up and becomes a hedge fund manager. How very Hamptons. But Ted has drifted away from his big bro, Tim, played by James Marsden. Fortunately, a new boss baby (Ariana Greenblatt, who steals the show as brainy Tabitha) comes along to reunite the brothers and save the family business. The only way to win: the Templetons must revert to their younger selves and battle evil babies, creepy babies, jail yard babies and even Ninja babies. Other big-name voices in the film include Eva Longoria, who plays Tim’s wife; Amy Sedaris, who voices an adorable infant; Jeff Goldbum as a mysterious headmaster; and Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimmel reprise their roles as Tim’s and Ted’s parents. 

How Does Your Garden Grow?
The original lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, who owns a home in East Hampton, is serving up a new series. It’s called “Martha Gets Down and Dirty” and it’s streaming on discovery+, starting July 1. Starring Martha, naturally, and set at her 150-acre Bedford farm upstate, the eight-episode series showcases the award-winning TV star and bestselling author’s favorite gardening and entertainment tips. The series also stars Martha’s right-hand gardening man, Ryan McCallister, and creative director, Kevin Sharkey. Famous friends with Hamptons connections who happen to pop by include Kim Kardashian, Ellen Pompeo, Brooke Shields and Paris Hilton, among others. Can’t wait to watch this one