tomatoes

Chilled Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Soup

September 7, 2012
Chilled Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Soup

As we head into September, there’s still time to enjoy tomato season. They’re everywhere you look, big and beautiful and ripe. Do yourself a favor by thinking for a minute what sort of tomato you’ll be faced with in a few months, and gorge yourself on them now. Make tomato sauce and freeze it for […]

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Greek Salad

August 22, 2012
Greek salad

Greece has had some bad press in the past couple of years. Riots, financial meltdowns, serious stuff! It’s only fitting that we remember some of the really wonderful things that Greece has given us, and one of these wonderful things is definitely the Greek salad. Greek salad is a celebration of fresh summer vegetables, and […]

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Ratatouille à la Julia Child

July 26, 2012
Ratatouille

My new obsession is actually a resurgence of an old one. I (like many, many others) owe a good deal of what I know about cooking and baking to Julia Child. My copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking is about as beat-up as a cookbook can get, although I really enjoy and use […]

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Salade Niçoise

June 30, 2012
Salade Niçoise

Salade Niçoise is an old bird. She gets around. And sometimes she’s not her best. But her potential is incredible. And done right, this salad is satisfying, not a terrible cliché and worthy of its fame. And before we go any farther, a note on pronunciation in honor of my other (and better) half who has […]

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A Really Good Tomato Salad

June 1, 2012
Tomato Salad

The gym I’ve been going to for the past few years shares the block with a number of historic plant nurseries started by Japanese immigrants in the early part of the 20th century, like this one or this one. These nurseries, along with the proximity to a number of good spots for ramen (perfect for those […]

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