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Tomato Fritters from Santorini

Do you deep fry at home? Suzen and I do, but rarely. There’s the mess and smell and even the smell the next day. But, there are times when those negative considerations have to take a back seat to a dish that looks far too tempting. From The Islands of Greece by Rebecca Seal comes…

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Greek Vegetable Bake from The Islands of Greece by Rebecca Seal

Have you had this experience yet? The day after Thanksgiving, you eat the leftover stuffing and say to yourself, “Damn, this is better the next day.” Same thing here. This dish smells powerfully wonderful coming out of the oven. It will be hard to restrain yourself. Or, you can just double or triple the recipe,…

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Tomato Chile Jam from Preserving by the Pint

It’s the perfect confluence of words: tomato, chile, and jam. This is a universal food. Almost. I would not be putting this jam on my breakfast toast, actually. It has more sizzle than I want to start my day with. But, on a toasted slice of bread with goat cheese, this jam is an ideal…

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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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