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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Artichokes 1

Braised baby artichokes with cherry tomatoes and Moroccan olives Click here to view a large-size version of this picture. Credit goes to Michael at Herbivoracious for the idea. You can […]

Cauliflower Curry

The template for this recipe is simple, and need not contain what’s in the ingredient list. You can include whatever you’ve got on hand or what’s available in season or […]

Greenmarket Dinner

If there is a vegetable that epitomizes summer, it has to be corn. Plump, golden yellow kernels, provide an all-too-brief reminder of how short the season is. The best corn […]

Sugar Snap Peas

Fresh green peas are one of the hallmarks of spring. The season is quite short, confined to the cool, moist conditions of spring and very early summer. However, some pod […]