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Nothing epitomizes an east coast summer spent on the coastline more than a lobster roll. I’m almost embarrassed to admit that it wasn’t until last summer, when I met Zach Lynd of Turf in Montauk
, that I indulged in my first bite of one! Had it not been for my new friendship, I might have never taken that bite — lobster just didn’t call to me. So more than anything I would like to thank Zach for shifting my perspective and making me a diehard Turf fan….SWOON!!!
If a Lobster Roll characterizes summer on the Eastern shores, then Zach represents the quintessential laid-back surfer-chef you want to support as you step out of the water at Ditch Plains’ dirt lot. Zach is the real deal, creating swoon-worthy authentic food with love & integrity while supporting the local fisherman and farms Montauk has to offer.
Shifting gears here for a moment to the union of Zach & Kelly Framel. This summer has been a summer of love and creation for these two smoochers — which I feel proudly responsible for. This past winter Kelly, creator of The Glamourai
and a major inspiring force behind the creation of EyeSwoon, stayed with me in my Amagansett home
. Zach and Kelly, who happen to be Texan high school schoolmates, reacquainted around my firpit. And before I knew it, creative sparks were flying in the form of paint, pattern and hieroglyphics and their love was captured on the interior of Zach’s Turf Airstream.RELATED: Jennifer Fisher's To-Die-For Guacamole
These two have really created magic inside that truck, altering the walls from top to bottom with their hand painted iconography & hidden myths. Every time I am around Kelly, I am blown away by her raw talent. She’s my kind of girl — the kind who will go to every end to create homemade chalkboard paint, just so she can create a totem-surfboard menu (which she customizes daily). No matter what Zach has cooking inside that mobile kitchen, it’s amped up even more by Kelly’s creative touch.
I was crazy honored that Zach chose to share with me (and you!!!) the recipe for his famous Turf Lobster Roll. I personally had the BEST time inside that truck on a moody rainy afternoon — laughing, cooking and creating with two people whom I truly adore.