Sweet, silky, and absolutely delicious, the breading-free version of eggplant parm made in Italy is well worth trying, especially in late summer when eggplant (and tomatoes!) are at their best.
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Sweet, silky, and absolutely delicious, this breading-free version of eggplant parm made in Italy is well worth trying, especially in late summer when eggplant (and tomatoes!) are at their best.
However many ways there are to skin a cat, I'd wager there's fifty times as many ways to make tomato sauce from fresh—not canned—tomatoes. The best, though, comes from summertime tomatoes at the peak of ripeness, and layers the deeply sweet flavors of long-cooked tomatoes with the fresh, bright, fruity notes of barely-cooked ones. This sauce achieves that, and is so good, you won't even need to put cheese on top.
In the dead of summer, the last thing you want to do is turn on your oven and make your home even hotter. For small meals, consider baking and broiling in the toaster oven instead. To get you started, here's an excellent recipe for quick and easy salmon with a flavorful miso, sake, and soy marinade.
We are currently in a golden age of American-made lagers—and your local shop is packed full of delicious options. Here are 10 you really should seek out before summer's end.
Six years ago, Seattle went crazy over its first small-batch ice cream shop. Now we're barely able to narrow our list down to eight favorite options. As we tasted our way around the city, we were most impressed with the places serving innovative flavors designed with taste in mind, not shock value.
Some people take their comfort in a pint of beer, others in a pint of ice cream. But you're missing out if you've never thought to mix the two: a frosty mug of beer can be even better with a scoop of your favorite vanilla or caramel-fudge.
Sweet ripe melon is a perfect candidate for the gazpacho treatment, yielding a coral-colored, subtly fruity chilled soup.
Almonds, garlic, and plenty of olive oil join together to create this rich, silky soup that is traditionally garnished with sweet green grapes.
There is perhaps no wine more emblematic of summer than a chilled rosé, but there are plenty of other bottles, white and red alike, that should be opened with relish as the steak sizzles in the background.
As we move from the temperate days of early summer to the dog days of late July and August, there's no better way to cool off than with a chilled soup.
Rabarbaro Zucca Amaro, or 'Zucca' for short, leans toward the sweeter end of the bitter amaro spectrum, with a slightly smoky, earthy flavor that is the perfect companion for a little Scotch in this refreshing cocktail.
At-its-peak summer produce, like wine-red cherries, sweet leeks, and fresh corn, is the inspiration for these flavorful snacks. Make 'em now, while these ingredients are still beautiful at the market.
One of the best parts about late spring/early summer: berry season. One of the worst parts about berry season: picking seeds out of your teeth.
This low-alcohol cocktail allows you to capture the essence of raspberries without all those little seeds.
It's time to break out of your lemonade rut and get to know a dozen of the world's favorite summer coolers.
The classic British fool, a dessert of fruit and whipped cream, is an ideal warm weather dessert because it's light and balance of sweet and tart fruit flavors. Juicy macerated strawberries, strawberry compote, and tangy yogurt are spooned into this refreshing, light version.
The classic British fool, a dessert of fruit and whipped cream, is an ideal warm weather dessert because it's light and balance of sweet and tart fruit flavors. Fresh lemon curd and blueberry compote are spooned into this flavorful version.
The beer that's best with burgers probably isn't going to do much for your grilled lobster tails or jerk chicken. If you want a beer that's going to make every element of your grilled feast taste even better, you've got some decisions to make. I'm here to help.
This delicious blueberry jam made from in-season summer blueberries, sugar, and lemon juice couldn't be more simple to make. The key is to select the best berries: Namely, a mixture that includes mostly just-ripe berries with a few under-ripe berries as well.