Monthly Archives: September 2010

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

So it’s about 94 degrees here and I’ve just finished making meatballs, first roasting and then braising them in the simplest of tomato sauces. At the beginning of September, I began to contemplate all the foods that speak so perfectly of fall: braised meats, risottos and stews, winter squash, apples, pears . Cozy, slow-cooked, warming […]

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Roasted Tomato Soup with Tarragon

Roasted Tomato Soup with Tarragon

Here in San Francisco, we don’t really get a summer. I do my best to keep mum about this, but it’s kind of a weirdly overpowering phenomenon: while the rest of the country is in the thrall of muggy nights and the joys of popsicles and days at the beach, we are wrapped in our […]

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Pasta with Tonnato and Tomato

Pasta, Tomato, Tuna

Last summer, I spent a few days camping with my friend Mikel and a crazy Frenchman he picked up in Austin named Dimitri. The crazy Frenchman prepared impressive meals for us nightly on a propane Coleman stove, taking frequent breaks to smoke cigarettes and drink cans of Budweiser. One night he made an interesting melange […]

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Pimm’s Cup: There’s Still Time

Pimm's Cup

Oh, Pimm’s Cup. Classic, refreshing, perfectly summery cocktail that speaks of evenings outdoors, tennis matches, Heathrow. September may be threatening the lighthearted kind of drinking that is perfectly expressed in July, but the weather’s still warm enough to justify a drink like this. The variations are limitless. The first I tasted fell on the more […]

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Blackberry Jam!

Homemade blackberry jam!

After picking blackberries along the Selway river in the warm afternoon of a late Idaho summer, the only way I could describe the damage to my skin is that it looked like a pack of wild kittens had been set loose on me. It really did, little nicks and scratches interlacing over every surface of […]

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