If you're a longtime Hampton Sheet reader, you have become
accustomed to my yearly guides. Whether it is my guide to entomology,
my guide to party crashers (you know who you are), or my guide to
ditching your summer lover, I am always striving to give my readers the
best tips and handiest advice.
In the spirit of Independence Day, I can think of nothing more
American than apple pie. So, my dear readers, I present you with Joan Jedell's Guide to Apple Pies.
DUTCH APPLE PIE
This pie is typically ordered when your date asks if you want "dessert"
and you let your date know you have zero intention of doing
the horizontal mambo.
Best loved by nerds (we all adore nerds here at Hampton Sheet),
this pie has only 3.141519... slices.
APPLE ® APPLE PIE
For domestically challenged Manhattanites who accidentally drop their iPhone into baked
goods, there is the Apple ® Apple Pie. Ooops, butterfingers!
GLUTEN-FREE, NO-CARB, APPLE-LESS PIE
It is also taste-free!
FRENCH APPLE PIE
Apparently this pie has been unavailable in the United States since we withdrew from the Paris climate accord...
Apple Pie à la Mode
No, it's not some hoity-toity way of saying "apple pie with ice cream." This delectable apple
dessert is for those who want to eat only the latest, most derigueur culinary delight. Seeing
that once something becomes mainstream, it is no longer popular (read: cronuts), I'll only tell
you where you can purchase this pie in person.
Whatever you do, keep these away from your husband.
Because people rarely consume this pie in the metropolitan New York, D.C., and Los Angeles
areas, it is extremely hard to find. I can think of quite a few people who need a good serving of
this tasty dessert.
And now, To Sir With Love...
Sir Paul McCartney inspired us to feature him on the cover this month. He's turning 75,
Sgt. Pepper's is 50, and Sir Paul is out there touring like a teenager. He also seemed like a natural
cover for the Fourth of July since the former and always Beatle spends about as much time in
the U.S. as he does in his other home of Great Britain. For the famous Concert for New York
City after 9/11, McCartney even introduced a new song called "Freedom." It couldn't have
been more appropriate. He's also very forward thinking, never resting on his laurels. And he's
a Hamptons homeboy. We salute you, Paul McCartney! The cover art is inspired by The Beatles
Story, a promotional album from the height of Beatlemania.
Thank you for the story, Roger Friedman. And thanks to Kevin Mazur for your wonderful
photos of this musical icon.
Also in this issue, read about the fabulous HBO reigning queen of documentaries, Sheila
Nevins, and all about her new tome, You Don't Look Your Age . . . and Other Fairy Tales, by Jill
Brooke. A great read! Then head to the Palm Beach section for the Best of the Best events of
the season. Dr. Neil Sadick tells us about the new and exciting techniques for hair, face, skin,
and body in our Guest Spot column. Jeffrey Lyons reviews his favorite latest films, while
Aubrey Reuben tells you what's happening on Broadway. And check out our events calendar
for some fun summer ideas...
Not to mention all the beautiful galas within these pages. And you may see your close-up
among the swells!