Onions are an essential part of making tamarind chutney — a recipe from North Fork native Barbara Butterworth. And that chutney is sold to help the a 501 3c group established to protect the historic and panoramic waterfront at the end of New Suffolk road featuring great views of the bay and Robins Island.
Which is why members of the waterfront fund and friends make time for an onion chopping party, to happen at the kitchen of in Cutchogue Wednesday afternoon.
According to the group’s website, Butterworth was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal in the 1960s. There, she discovered the Tamarindus Indica, a tree that provides the pulp and principal flavor in the chutney recipe she cultivated.
“When Barbara made the chutney for friends in grad school in the 70s, her classmates raved, and suggested she market it,” says the website. “When Barbara and her husband retired to New Suffolk, a new cause awaited. Barbara made some chutney for a potluck supper and guess what? Friends and neighbors raved! So she agreed to let us market Dr. Butterworth’s Nepalese Chutney.”
The chutney is available via mail order or at the following North Fork locations:
Summer Girl next to in New Suffolk
between Touch of Venice and Wickham's Farm Stand in Cutchogue
2885 Peconic Lane in Peconic
Love Lane, Mattituck
, 414 1st Street in Greenport