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Brian’s Green Gazpacho

It’s the peak of summer. From now until well into fall, it is High Tomato Season and I’ll have a bowl or two of red gazpacho every week. I never tire of gazpacho. That’s not quite true. Sometimes, sometimes, I just long for another color and a change in flavor. A real change in flavor.…

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Red Berry and Tomato Gazpacho with Yellow Tomato Sorbet and Tomato Chips

  This is Suzen’s and my first attempt at making a plated dessert from Payard Desserts by Francois Payard with Tish Boyle. It’s a sweet success, visually and to the palate. What is a plated dessert? It’s one of those complicated, multi-part desserts that you get at a restaurant but could never make for yourself…

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Basic Gazpacho Recipe

I remember my first gazpacho recipe. It was a long time ago and I found myself, for the usual reasons, suddenly living alone with no one else around to cook for me. I had gone about a week at this new branch of life and it was rapidly dawning on me that I would not…

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Bread & Water + Tomatoes = Gazpacho

“Do you hit your wife during the night?” the man asked me. I hesitated to answer. The question was stark. And, I have always maintained that what happens between me and Suzen in the privacy of our bedroom is, well private. “No, Doctor, he does not,” Suzen answered. “Good,” the doctor responded. “That means you…

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