eggplant parmesan melts
A thing I have learned over the last 10 years (!) here is that people have fairly bifurcated opinions of eggplant. Some find it to be the greatest, especially when it is at its most eggplant-y , others don't care what you do with it, they're never going to be converted, but even the most ...
burrata with lentils and basil vinaigrette
Although I will happily eat burrata -- that lush mozzarella-on-the-outside, creamy-ricotta-center cheese from Puglia's Razza Podolica's cows by way of skillet craftsmen -- with a knife and fork, quartered on a plate, drizzled with olive oil and balsamic, flaky sea and pepper with or without a few
chocolate peanut butter icebox cake
Once upon a time there was a boy and a girl, happy and in love. He liked chocolate and cheesecake and peanut butter and coffee and she, rather luckily for him, liked to bake. When they'd been married for one year, she made him a chocolate caramel cheesecake on his birthday. Year two, another ...
chile-lime melon salad
If you go to Mexico City and leave without a pressing, relentless craving for melon, or really just about any fruit, sprinkled with tajín (salsa en polva), a branded seasoning powder comprised of chiles, lime and salt, I think you need to go back because you did it wrong. It feels melodramatic to
peach melba popsicles
When I moved to New York City 16 years ago I am pretty sure that on some level I believed if I went far enough above 14th Street with money I did not have, I'd reenter some gauzy version of New York from the past, you know, stuffy restaurants with tufted leather banquettes, paintings in gilded ...
summer squash pizza
Stop what you're doing. Dinner tonight is the very best kind there is: it has five ingredients including the ones to make the pizza dough. It's seasonal, which means you can use it to decimate your CSA pile-up. And it doesn't care what else you had in mind; recipes like this exist to disrupt the ...
blueberry bread and butter pudding
For some of us, classic French toast -- not particularly French or toasted, to be honest, unless we're speaking of pain perdu -- is sufficient on a weekend morning to make it feel exceptional. For others, it's casserole-style or bust because baking it in one big pan is vastly more enjoyable than ...
eggplant with yogurt and tomato relish
This is not a recipe for eggplant caviar, but caught up in an adoration of July eggplants too lovely to roast just to grind up, it is loosely inspired by it. If you're unfamiliar with eggplant caviar, well, you need to come over to my in-law's where it is never not on the table, or basically ...
blackberry cheesecake galette
That was close. We almost went half the summer without a new pie recipe. I do solemnly swear to never let that happen. Common cooking theory goes that galettes are a lazy person's pie, except one person's lazy is might just be another person having life priorities that do not include ...
corn, bacon and parmesan pasta
Oh, hi, I am ready for summer now. What did I miss? Because the first half of this summer was so busy -- a manuscript due, a redesign set off into the world, a birthday , and a zillion other bits of happy work/life chaos -- I'm in this funny position of looking up for the first time mid-July and ...