A Cherry Tomato Salad With Burrata & Pesto Worthy Of Father’s Day

Our colleague Roger was vacationing in southern Italy a few years back when he and his family sampled burrata. They bought this luscious Italian cheese – a fresh ball of mozzarella filled with curds and cream – from a local dairy farmer and topped it with extra virgin olive oil. Roger has been raving about … Read more

An Heirloom Tomato & Mozarella Salad That Doesn’t Require Heirlooms

Our friend Viviane Bauquet Farre – creator of the fabulous food website food & style – is a stickler for preparing dishes using fruits and vegetables that are in season. Just listen to Viviane talk about her heirloom tomato salad, featured here. (Click here to see the recipe.) “I refuse to make this salad at … Read more

A Basil Salad that Shouts “Summer!” – Red Tomatoes, Red Onion, Basil

Basil Salad I’ve got to agree with restaurateur Frank Pellegrino Jr. when he says: “There is something about red ripe tomatoes that says ‘summer.’” Toss in sliced red onion, fresh basil and a simple dressing and you’ve got an easy summer basil salad. (Click here to see featured recipe.) The recipe appears in Pellegrino’s Rao’s on … Read more

A Bevy of Recipes that Let You Showcase Good Tomatoes

An East Coast friend raved to us over the phone this past weekend about the great case of tomatoes he’d just picked up at the farmers’ market in New York City. He’s been using them to make tomato sauce, gazpacho, and bruschetta, as well as serving them with mozzarella and basil. No doubt many of … Read more

Heirloom Tomato, Peach & Herb “Gazpacho Salad”

I usually think of tomatoes and peaches separately from a cooking standpoint—gazpacho soup, say, or a piping hot peach pie. But these two stars of the summer farmer’s market have a few things in common. They’re both fruit, though in the kitchen we typically think of tomatoes as a vegetable. They each taste delicious and … Read more


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