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Pasta Candles with Long Green Beans and Tomatoes from The Four Seasons of Pasta

  Yesterday I did a cookbook review for The Four Seasons of Pasta, a collection of recipes offering pasta on an elevated level. This is not your ordinary Spaghetti and Meatball collection, not at all. These recipes, as you might expect, are strongly seasonal, suggesting you visit a farmers market for the freshest possible ingredients.…

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Upside-Down Heirloom Tomato Tatin from Eric Lanlard

It's 4th of July Weekend and you may be in need of a decisively wonderful dish. Something with visual appeal and abundant with summer taste. Here it is. Upside-down cakes are always a visual treat. You want to be in the kitchen when the pan is flipped and the surprise comes sliding out. I’m used…

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Heirloom Tomato Tarts with Goat Cheese and Fresh Rosemary from Sara Foster

I know. This seems to be déjà vu. Yesterday, I posted a recipe for a lovely Herbed Ricotta and Beet Tart with both ricotta and goat cheese. Here the idea is similarly wonderful: tomato and goat cheese sitting on top of puff pastry. This is another recipe from Sara Foster’s Casual Cooking, a book you…

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On Cherry Tomatoes, Here and In Paris

"Do you want the whole thing?" the clerk at the checkout stand asked my wife. He asked in French, I suppose becasue we were in Paris. Suzi nodded yes. He said ten euros so we paid $11.35 for 2.2 pounds of cherry tomatoes. That's about double the price here in Manhattan. Food in Paris is…

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