Paul Lukas lives in Park Slope and has written for The New York Times, Saveur, American Way, Money and, among many other outlets. His meat booklet collection, which has been exhibited at the City Reliquary in Williamsburg, is up to about 60 booklets.

Long Island Winterfest: A Month of Specials on Music, Meals, Jazz, B&Bs and Winery Tours

Once again the wineries, chefs and artists of eastern Long Island is thinking of you and what you’re going to do in the depths of winter. For the next five weekends the East End–and a few points closer to home–are throwing Winterfest, a collaborative,cross-cultural effort to lure you out East. Sure, the Hudson Valley has those foothills, but this semi-agrarian vacation-land is just a short trip up the LIE or the LIRR. Why not spend a chilly day warming up with local wine? Snuggle up in front of a crackling fireplace at a quiet Hamptons bed-and-breakfast? Listen to jazz with a view of the vineyards, or find some great deals on true farm-to-table restaurant meals? That’s Winterfest in a nutshell.