Monthly Archives: August 2010

Caprese Risotto

Mozzarella, tomato, and basil. Such a classic trio. Whether you eat them unadorned together and call it caprese salad, spread them on an olive oil crust and call it pizza margherita, or stir them into a rich risotto and call it…caprese risotto, I suppose – it’s a combination that’s hard to beat. Sweet, summery tomatoes. […]

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Berry Lime Granita

In the first century AD, Emperor Nero of Rome sent slaves into the mountains to bring back ice, which was then combined with fruit to make a cool treat – presumably best enjoyed between fiddling sessions. Catherine de Medici is rumored to have brought her Italian chef to the month-long celebration of her wedding to […]

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Summer Barbecue Chicken Salad

Throughout history, chefs have been trying to capture summer in a bowl. Ok, that’s probably not true, but it sounds good. And if chefs had been trying to capture summer in a bowl throughout the course of history, if they needed a main course at the annual estival festival, this just might be it. Fresh […]

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Iced Chai

Chai tea is one of those things that gets me through the winter. That, good company, a warm fire, and a whole lot of butternut squash. In my opinion, chai is perfect on a cold morning, its exotic spices waking me up even as its warmth fills my belly. Chai is also perfect in the […]

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July

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