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Getting Past Pesto to Re-Imagine Basil

Getting Past Pesto to Re-Imagine Basil

| August 21, 2013 | 1 Comment

Basil is a mega-celebrity of the herb world. But if it had a choice, it might prefer to be recognized for its work in lesser-known cuisines and recipes (the indie films and off-Broadway plays, if you will), where it shines in a different way and brings a new dimension to food.

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Strawberry Gazpacho

Strawberry Gazpacho

Heading off to a 4th of July barbecue? Make your hosts (and their guests) happy: bring gazpacho! And not just any old gazpacho, but a luscious version that adds ripe summer strawberries for that perfect balance of tangy and sweet.

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One Last Tomato Hurrah

One Last Tomato Hurrah

| October 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

This summer I made a vow to get over to the farmers’ market—any farmers’ market—once a week. For the most part I’ve managed to do it. And for the past 3 or 4 months I’ve purchased a bag of fresh ripe tomatoes each week. Ever since they hit the market, I’ve been obsessed. And now I’m in a downright panic, as they are on their way out.

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Cold Soup for a HOT HOT Day

Cold Soup for a HOT HOT Day

| September 14, 2008 | 1 Comment

Indian Summer indeed! Global warming is alive and well when it’s pushing 100 degrees in San Francisco in September. Not wanting to make anything that involved getting near a stove, I called my friends J & J and asked if I could come over to their uber swanky and air conditioned kitchen and whip something up for us for dinner. When I woke up yesterday morning and it was 82 degrees, all I could think about was cold gazpacho soup with some thick crunchy crusty bread.

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Cucumber Gazpacho

Cucumber Gazpacho

| July 12, 2008 | 1 Comment

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.

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Gazpacho. Shuna & Athen’s Late Summer Fruit Version

Gazpacho. Shuna & Athen’s Late Summer Fruit Version

| August 20, 2006 | 1 Comment

One late summer night a few years ago my friend Athen and I set out to what might have been a bold take on salsa. We started out with some amazingly aromatic mangos, cilantro, a few different pieces of stone fruit, various particularly great specimens of melon, and of course we had to get cucumbers […]

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