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Nectarine, Tomato, and Basil Salad With Torn Mozzarella From 'A Change of Appetite'

In this recipe from her new cookbook, A Change of Appetite, Diana Henry elevates the classic caprese combo of mozzarella, tomato, and basil with the addition of nectarine. The ripe fruit adds a juicy sweetness that I never realized was missing. Dressed with just olive oil and white balsamic, every element shows at its best. So simple, so smart. More

A Sandwich a Day: Caprese Sandwich from Pane Bianco in Phoenix

When Robyn and I were in Phoenix, we stopped at Pane Bianco before our dinnertime pizzas at Pizzeria Bianco. The caprese sandwich sounded unnecessary in theory given our tomato-cheese-starch-based meal in just a few hours, but that was so entirely false. The slices of bright tomato slices from a local Arizona farm are paired with crisp basil leaves and freshly pulled mozzarella. And no matter which sandwich you get, the bread is one of the best parts: the straight-from-the-wood-fired-oven circular loaves have just the right chew, dotted with charred crispy spots on top. More

A Sandwich a Day: Caprese Croissant at 30th Street Cafe in San Diego, CA

This Caprese sandwich from 30th Street Cafe is proof that a few quality ingredients are all you need to make an excellent sandwich. It's made with fresh mozzarella, herbaceous pesto, tomato slices and vinaigrette, served on your choice of bread (as a traditional sandwich or a panino). I upgraded my bread to a fresh-baked, flaky croissant ($1 extra)—it was the right call. My only regret was agreeing to split it. More

Dinner Tonight: Sea Scallops alla Caprese

Taking a cue from the piazza style of cooking (which produces similar results to the Spanish technique of cooking seafood a la plancha), this recipe calls for cooking the scallops on a blazing hot surface inside of a grill. From there, it's pretty familiar: grilled red onion, a simple dressing of olive oil and lemon juice, and fragrant basil over the whole mess. For me, it was all a lovely goodbye to summer. More

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