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Sunday Snapshot

Ricotta cheese omelette, with fried LaRatte potatoes and heirloom tomatoes Click here to view a high-resolution version of this picture.

Fish Dinner

If you’ve never had slow-roasted tomatoes, you’ve been missing out. It’s one of summer’s greatest pleasures, alongside homemade ice cream, hamburgers on the grill or ice-cold watermelon. It is, understandably, […]

Okra, Shrimp and Tomato Curry

Okra is an annual flowering plant in the mallow family. It is valued for its edible green seed pods. Originating in Africa, the plant is cultivated in tropical, subtropical and […]

Garlic Shrimp

In Spain, gambas al ajillo is a popular tapas offering, one that you almost never hear about Stateside. After all, it’s just garlic, shrimp, parsley and olive oil. It’s so […]

Dry-Fried Green Beans and Potatoes

Freshly picked beans, warm from the sun. What could be better? Here, green beans and potatoes are gently fried in spice-infused ghee (clarified butter). Shredded coconut and lemon juice are […]

Tomato Heaven

I really hate getting up early on the weekends. The problem is that by the time I drag myself from bed, have breakfast, then get ready to the market, it’s […]

Summer Squash

According to Wikipedia, summer squash are a subset of squashes that are harvested when immature (while the rind is still tender and edible). All summer squashes are the fruits of […]

“Cacio e Pepe”

Pasta con cacio e pepe is one of the easiest of Italian pasta dishes to make. It’s just pecorino Romano cheese and freshly milled black pepper — a triumph of […]

Cherry Tomatoes

No longer relegated to salad bars, cherry tomatoes are now available in countless varieties. In New York City and throughout the Northeast, their primary season arrives towards the end of […]

Aloo Gobi

Aloo translates to “potato” and gobi means “cauliflower”, therefore “aloo gobi” means “potato and cauliflower curry”. Most restaurant versions of the dish come out to carbohydrate-laden sludge. Homemade is better […]

Black Cabbage

Cavolo nero or black cabbage, is a leafy cabbage that doesn’t form heads but rather resembles palm fronds, with deep greenish black leaves that can be up to a yard […]