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Panzanella

Panzanella is a sunny Tuscan bread salad made with tomatoes and onions, a clever way to stretch a good country loaf that’s gone a little stale. The traditional peasant dish is a tasty exercise in texture, with crunchy bread soaking … Continue reading

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Corn & Tomato Salad

Pizzeria Delfina is one of my favorite lunch spots in the city (my go-to order is their broccoli rabe pizza, a poem to Neapolitan pies everywhere) and a new-favorite starter is their special insalata granturco (“corncob salad”), an easy arrangement … Continue reading

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Several years ago I took a rambling tour of the Low Country, promenading through Savannah’s gracious moss-draped oaks and Charleston’s honeysuckle-scented gardens. I remember two things best about that trip: that my boyfriend asked me to marry him by the … Continue reading

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Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad

There’s a bumper crop of zucchini in my backyard, blossoms by the bouquet and armfuls of lean, green courgettes. My neighbors upstairs, who tend the garden and summoned this army of vegetables from seed, found themselves slightly outpaced by their … Continue reading

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Cioppino

After a brief delay, Dungeness crab season is in full, seafood-y swing in San Francisco. With a rich, clean flavor and a substantial texture (closer to lobster or snow crab than the silky, tender shreds of Atlantic blues), Dungeness is … Continue reading

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Eggplant Caponata

To the average six-year-old (and perhaps your own inner six-year-old), I can’t imagine caponata would have all that much appeal. A rustic mash of stewed vegetables? Yuck. I triple dog dare you to try it, then. Appearances can be so … Continue reading

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Gazpacho

Thermostats all across the US are getting quite the workout this summer, so I hear. It is hot out there. Muggy, steamy, stifling hot. And while I can’t say I’m exactly¬†envious of sweltering heat waves, as of last week this … Continue reading

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Grilled Skirt Steak Salad

Hello, summer. I’m so glad you’re here. I missed your long days of sunshine. I missed your flip flops and freckles. I missed your buttered corncobs and fuzzy peaches, your perfect tomatoes and cold beers outside on patios. And grilled … Continue reading

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