Sweet Coconut Risotto, with Meyer Lemon Marmalade and Light Rum

There is something unexpectedly primal about making a risotto. Very few dishes exhibit the transformative potential in a risotto, where you have such elemental ingredients such as rice, water (or stock), wine, vegetables and flavorings that eventually results, from a combination of time and patience, in something that is greater than the sum of its …

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, not for everyone. After all, the idea of waiting up to seven hours to eat something is anathema to a large number of people. That’s …

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 warm temperate regions around the world. The products of the plant are mucilaginous, resulting in the characteristic “goo” or slime when the seed pods are …

Tomato Season 4

Although tomatoes are available year-round at farmers’ markets here in New York City, they don’t really come into their own until this time of year. In-season tomatoes usually arrive at our local Greenmarkets towards the end of June or early July, while out-of-season tomatoes are grown via hydroponics and sold at double their usual price. …