Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sea Bean Pickles + Spicy Okra Pickles

Sea Bean Pickles

Do you remember the scene in Mad Men where Betty Draper’s father sprinkled salt over his ice cream? And how Betty’s daughter Sally thought it was weird but he explained that he had a salt tooth? I am the same. I have, embarrassingly, been known to eat anchovies straight out of the jar. When I […]

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SUMMER SQUASH SALAD WITH LITTLE GEMS

Summer Squash Salad with Little Gems

When I purchased a mandoline for the kitchen a couple years ago, I thought that I had arrived as a home cook. I envisioned perfectly composed dishes with paper-thin slices of fennel, or potatoes, or beets, or whatever it was that I wanted to pass along the blade of the instrument. But in two years, […]

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Potato Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Potato Salad

It was remiss of me to not share this salad with you prior to the 4th of July, a day on which I can only assume many tons of potato salad were consumed by Americans nationwide. But, well, this salad was busy being made, and then this salad was busy being eaten. It was really, […]

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The Tippler: Plum Tarragon Smash

Plum Tarragon Smash

This is not your traditional Whiskey Smash. But that’s okay. Smashes are typically strong, dangerously strong, and their strength is often masked by a surplus of sugar, and this just leads people down a dark road. We don’t want that. It’s summer, after all, right? Instead, this version showcases plums at their finest, tethered by […]

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TUNA SANDWICH WITH COCONUT AND CILANTRO

I have long wanted to do a version of this sandwich here at The Year in Food. When I was in college, I was kind of obsessed with a version of this served at our school’s cafe. The ingredients are surprising and unexpected in a tuna sandwich: coconut, cilantro, walnuts and capers. It might sound […]

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