Posts Tagged ‘tomato’

vegan bolognese

09Feb14

I have been making a version of this hearty spaghetti sauce for years. The classic combination of celery, carrot and onion (mirepoix) adds a robustness to the flavor of the sauce that might otherwise be missing without meat or cheese. I chop the celery, carrot and onion using the¬†bruniose technique of dicing the vegetables into […]


Tis the season for tons of surplus zucchini and squash. In an effort to tackle this challenge (in service of my friends’ beautiful garden) and make a quick and satisfying lunch, I developed this recipe as a riff on eggplant parmesan. Finding soft rolls is important. Be sure to eat this dish soon because the […]


The Bay Area has great Latin markets, and there is one in particular, Chavez Supermarket¬†in Redwood City, that is outstanding. Every time I am on the Peninsula I stop by Chavez, and I usually get inspired to make a taco salad. The acid of the lime juice and jalapenos, the creaminess of the avocado, the […]


summer gazpacho

12Aug10

Gazpacho is one of those dishes that you can’t serve to just anyone. It is a cold, savory soup (almost a liquid salad, really). I happen to love tomatoes in all forms — including juice — so I don’t mind its potentially unappetizing, unconventional (to Americans, of course) approach . I love the depth of […]