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Sunday Snapshot

Roasted heirloom potatoes, cauliflower and shiitake mushrooms, paired with soft-cooked farm egg and pan de tomate Click here to view a large-size version of this picture. Pan de tomate (Spanish […]

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 […]

Saturday Market Gallery

It’s high Indian summer here in New York City. So hard to believe that heirloom tomatoes are still on offer. The days grow increasingly shorter; time to take advantage while […]

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 […]

September Greenmarket

The seasons might have changed this past Monday but there was precious little evidence of that judging by what was on offer at the Greenmarket today. Seckel pears — Developed […]

Breakfast for Dinner 2

When you’re making an omelette, you want two conditions: enough cooking fat and a thoroughly heated skillet. This is about 1 tablespoon butter. If you don’t have enough cooking fat, […]

Two Salads

Left: Watermelon radish and Japanese cucumber salad with ginger viniagrette; right: warm arugula, corn and tomato salad

Afternoon Snack

Sorry I haven’t been posting much — been busy at work these past two weeks. Corn and tomato sauté, ricotta bruschetta Click here to view a large-size version of the […]

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 […]

Bread Salad 1

I had planned on making a tomato risotto tonight. Had a change of plan though and opted for panzanella instead. Tomato, cucumber and bread salad There are several famous Italian […]

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 […]

Midsummer Bounty

Some pix from this morning at Union Square Greenmarket. Some of what you see in this post will appear in meals throughout this week’s menu. Strawberries — Simple is best […]

Seafood 4

Brodetto di pesce, topped with homemade anchovy-garlic croutons This dish is known by a variety of names, for example “Italian-style fish stew” or “cioppino”. The ingredients are some variation of […]