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Tomato Season 5

Slow cooking concentrates the flavor of late-summer tomatoes so that no other seasonings, not even salt, are needed in the final product. Preheat the oven to 200 F. Slice plum […]

Tomato Season 3

Blue Hill could mean either Blue Hill at Stone Barns or Blue Hill Washington Square, two restaurants in New York that epitomize the philosophy of market cooking. Tonight’s meal was […]

Confit 2

More like a quick confit like the last time. I had gotten a batch of grape tomatoes from Citarella the other day, in addition to some heirloom plum tomatoes. Serve […]

Raw Food

Well, raw, but not in the way you think. 😉 Spaghetti con salsa di pomodoro*, radish and sugar snap peas with ricotta salata and herbs *Otherwise known as “thin spaghetti […]

Meatballs

Polpetti, served with angel hair pasta, summer vegetables and herbs Outside of Italy, meatballs are most often served with spaghetti, but in Italy, they are presented quite differently. They make […]

Two 20 Minute Meals

The most common excuse I hear when people say they’re not into cooking is “I don’t want to slave for hours on end in the kitchen just to make something […]

Odds and Ends 1

Fettucine with summer tomato sauce Later in the season when tomatoes get more flavorful, I usually opt for an uncooked tomato sauce or a bread salad. This sauce is great […]

Recession Specials 3

Spinach fettucine with caramelized onion, anchovy and wild arugula This dish is a little plain Jane. Onions are slowly fried in a mixture of salted butter and extra-virgin olive oil […]