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Spring Vegetable Risotto

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. It exemplifies spring, regardless of the weather. There are many varieties of asparagus available — thick, thin, green, white and purple. Wild asparagus […]

Saturday Snapshots

Scrambled eggs, with crème fraiche, lobster and lobster roe Click here and here to view high-resolution versions of these pictures. This was made using the double boiler method (which I […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cucina Povera

Cucina povera has its roots in Italian history shortly after the end of World War I and extending all throughout most of the 20th century until the last thirty years […]

Curd Rice

A southern Indian vegetarian dish, curd rice consists of gently spiced yogurt or buttermilk folded into basmati rice. This is traditionally served with either a pickle or a chutney, or […]

Inspiration From San Francisco

Roast chicken is extremely economical. One bird can theoretically provide dinner for nearly a week, especially when you’re cooking for one person. For example: Sunday: Roast chicken Monday (tonight): Roast […]

Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

If only June were here sooner, then I wouldn’t have to look at hydroponic greenhouse tomatoes at the Greenmarket … or be entertained by thoughts of tomato confit. Thin spaghetti […]

20 Minute Supper

This isn’t seasonal (because the tomatoes in question were hydroponically grown in a greenhouse, and also because tomatoes aren’t due for another two months) BUT it is local. The shrimp […]

A Farewell to Summer

I know, I know…it’s early November. I have no business posting anything about summer knee-deep in autumn. Migliorelli had some beautiful plum tomatoes for about $1.60 a pound. I bought […]

Chicken Dinner

Sometimes simple is best. Roast chicken; sautéed peppers and green beans, Tuscan style; steamed rice and heirloom tomatoes Click here for a high-resolution version of this picture. One measure of […]

Tomato Season 6

Slow-roasted tomatoes are quite easily, one of the cheapest ways to elevate a dish from mundane to sublime. Take two baskets of cherry tomatoes, halve them, arrange in a roasting […]

Carpe Diem

This is my favorite time of year, foodwise. So many wonderful things are available at the market this time of year. The thin, light meals of summer give way to […]