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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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It’s A Tomato Chip

Two weeks ago I posted a quiz: what is pictured above. No one guessed the right answer, so here it is: a tomato chip. What would you use a tomato chip for? How do they taste? It’s a garnish, really for visual appeal. It tastes like a dry tomato with a little bit of “jerky”…

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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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Heirloom Tomato Stacks with Blue Cheese Dressing and Bacon Crumbles from Mariam Rubin

How are those tomato plants in your garden? Ready to harvest yet? Don’t fret. There are these things called greenhouses, and the “hydro” something way of growing, and those states far, far to the south of New York. From those sources, via trucks burning carbon, you can have summer-prime tomatoes on your table. This weekend.…

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