My market basket is overflowing with green beans, summer peas, a huge bouquet of basil, and radishes that offer all crunchy flavor and no spicy bite. I’ve got some small potatoes, a bouquet of juicy white onions, and a few heads of garlic. Alongside all of this are the heirloom tomatoes, along with some of the most fragrant – and fragile – peaches and white nectarines. It’s a feast in a basket, a weeks’ worth of summer offerings which presage some gorgeous meals.
As I cook, I’m tweaking and creating recipes for upcoming classes. I can’t wait to try them with you all – from the latest offering of tomato tubes with mozzarella (you’ll have to come see for yourself), to a contemporary take on a French classic recipe, Croque Monsieur, to a panoply of others that will surprise and delight, and make the most of local and seasonal produce.
Can’t wait to cook with you! See you soon!