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Pepper and Egg Sandwich

When putting together the Chicago Food Glossary, a number of people chimed in that I had forgotten to include the pepper and egg sandwich, which was apparently a staple at hot dog stands during Lent. All the talk finally got me interested in a sandwich I'd always considered humble and, well, kind of boring. Perhaps I was missing something. More

Summer Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes from 'The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook'

Tomatoes are still abundant this time of year in California. They're mostly big meaty specimens, taut with sweet juice. Tracey Medeiros offers an easy stuffed tomato recipe in her new book, The Vermont Table Cookbook. Instead of stuffing the tomatoes with a meat or bread-based stuffing, she fills them with other seasonal produce like yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, and bell pepper, for a ratatouille-like melange of summer flavors. More

Yellow Bell Pepper Panzanella from 'Family Table'

There's nothing like the first bite of a sweet-tart, chewy-crunchy, tomato-rich panzanella in the middle of the summer--except of course that moment when you realize that bread salads can be made sans tomato, all months of the year. After all, the beauty of panzanella is that you get to eat tons of bread and still call it a "healthy" salad, right? The Yellow Bell Pepper Panzanella in Michael Romano and Karen Stabiner's Family Table is a prime example of the form. Made mostly of caramelized onions and bell peppers, this panzanella has all of the vibrancy of the original without running the risk of eating a mealy tomato. Capers and a generous amount of torn basil are key to perking up the rich sweetness of the vegetables. More

Grilling: Pineapple Salsa

Even though I begrudgingly label this "a salsa," I can't deny the deliciousness that pineapples, peppers, onions, cilantro, and lime create when brought together and enjoyed with tortilla chips. I have come out of the fruit-salsa closet. More

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