For 10 years Stacy Dermont wrote the weekly South O’ the Highway and Hamptons Epicure columns for Dan’s Papers.

Now she does freelance writing for East End nonprofit organizations. And is available to join you for dinner in your home...

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Stacy Dermont


Stacy Dermont’s first semi-autobiographical story about the Hamptons appeared in The New York Times under her pseudonym Esther Mott:
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/02/24/nyregion/opinion-who-s-who-vs-who-s-that.html

Here are a few of Stacy’s favorite pieces:

Top 10 Things I Ate in 2017
http://www.danspapers.com/2017/12/hamptons-epicure-top-10-things-i-ate-in-2017/

How to Prepare Garlic Mustard
http://www.danspapers.com/2017/04/hamptons-epicure-garlic-mustard-invasive-or-tasty-yes/

Meet the Fisherman’s Wife, Stephanie Villani:
http://www.danspapers.com/2017/11/fishermans-wife-cookbook-stephanie-villani/

My Top 5 Meals with Friends
http://www.danspapers.com/2017/12/hamptons-epicure-dinner-with-friends-top-five-meals-2017/

Here’s a poem that Stacy wrote for Seed Broadcast Agri-Culture Journal:
http://www.seedbroadcast.org/SeedBroadcast/SeedBroadcast_agriCulture_Journal

Gut of the Earth
by Stacy Dermont

The time has come to beat
my sword into a plowshare,
though I have no sword
I have only
two hands and sweat,
head and heart
to guide.

My heart is not
a pump. It is
moved by blood.
Small parts
govern the large.

Furrowing the soil
with bare hands,
moisture pulls
from my skin.
Excreta to excreta.

I am forced to give
as I take.
I am forced.
I am force.
I force.
I am.

At the seed exchange,
everyone gives away
embryos and endosperms,
seed coats of many colors.

I am clothed in home
for the first time.
Since before birth.
A seed remembers.