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Category: Summer Dishes

Ratatouille with Fairy Tale Eggplant

Ratatouille with Fairy Tale Eggplant

Now is the time to hit the Farmer’s Market and make this wonderful dish. This recipe is a riff on Tyler Florence’s Ultimate Ratatouille that dates all the way back to his 2006 “Tyler’s Ultimate” (Clarkson Potter). It is still one of my recipe bibles.…

Grilled Veal Chops, Tomatoes and Onions with Morel Sauce

Grilled Veal Chops, Tomatoes and Onions with Morel Sauce

I confess. I am not the greatest fan of the Grill. The primal urge to grill every piece of meat I come across in the summer isn’t my idea of perfection.  To me, not everything tastes better when it’s emerged from a session with smoke…

Joanne Chang’s Balsamic Strawberry Shortcakes from Boston’s Flour Bakery

Joanne Chang’s Balsamic Strawberry Shortcakes from Boston’s Flour Bakery

Have you tasted this year’s Strawberry crop? It’s strawberry season and they’re truly flawless this year.  Nothing could be more welcome than these beautiful, bountiful berries.   And nothing says the 4th of July quite like a Strawberry dessert.  We brought the brilliant red berries home…

Tyler Florence’s Peach-Almond Upside-Down Cake

Tyler Florence’s Peach-Almond Upside-Down Cake

Make the most of the Peach Harvest with this glorious cake. We can’t get enough of this season’s peaches that Andrew has been baking with.  They’re incredibly juicy and their texture is heaven.  And since there is virtually nothing we like better than great almond…

Ina Garten’s Fresh Peach Cake

Ina Garten’s Fresh Peach Cake

There’s nothing more luscious than a fresh summer peach. On Long Island, this year’s crop has been even more luscious than usual. Before we switch over to Fall’s Apples, bake this Fresh Peach Cake. It’s from Ina Garten so right off you know it’s going…

Sautéed Corn and Cherry Tomatoes

Sautéed Corn and Cherry Tomatoes

I don’t remember a single recipe on Chewing The Fat that’s faster to make than this: 10 minutes. That’s all it takes to enjoy two of the greatest gifts of summer. Sweet corn, peaking now and Cherry Tomatoes overwhelming our garden right now.  We wait…

This Week’s Bake: Plums and Almond Cream In a Variation of a Traditional French Frangipane Tart

This Week’s Bake: Plums and Almond Cream In a Variation of a Traditional French Frangipane Tart

John Barricelli, owner, baker, and chef of Connecticut’s SoNo Baking Company & Cafe, is no stranger on Chewing The Fat.   We love his recipes.  The Connecticut baker has two locations there. In Norwalk, it’s at 101 Water Street. And in Darien, it’s at 49…

Heirloom Tomato Tart

Heirloom Tomato Tart

A Tomato that looks flawed creates a Tart that is pure perfection. The heirloom tomato has arrived. Heirlooms, or “Heritage Tomatoes” if you’re British, are not always the most beautiful on the outside.  But the first slice brings a flood of great tomato flavor. They’re…

Watermelon Gazpacho: The Perfect Hot Weather Cooler

Watermelon Gazpacho: The Perfect Hot Weather Cooler

Hats off to Tyler Florence for the inspiration for this recipe. I can’t really claim that I followed Tyler’s recipe. But the basics are his.  It can be made entirely without turning on the stove…with one caveat*.  Everything goes into the blender in easy steps…