As a Korean-American foodie who resides in West Oakland, I’m lucky that there’s a slew of fine eateries not too far from our home all along Telegraph Avenue in Temescal.
Take a cucumber, a lemon, a handful of backyard mint and throw it together with a bottle of vodka and you’ve got a kickin’ summer cocktail that will get any party started.
Megan Gordon shares her two favorite fruit salsas: simple strawberry salsa and mango cucumber salsa. Both are perfect for easy spring entertaining: they’re wonderful with simple tortilla chips or on top of grilled fish or chicken.
I was inspired to concoct this cool Spanish soup, however, after tasting some at Cesar’s Piedmont Avenue restaurant a couple of weeks ago. Unlike most red tomato gazpachos, the one at Cesar’s that evening was a lovely lemony green and was made with cucumbers. It also had a bright summer flavor and was simple yet elegant.