RECIPE: Fried Green Tomatoes & Savory French Toast With Tomatoes

We haven’t read the novel, Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistlestop Cafe. But in the film, while green tomatoes are fried up, we (a northerner and fan of heirloom tomatoes) missed a technical point. We didn’t realize that the green tomatoes were fried because they were not yet ripe. Plucked off the vine green (photo…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Summer Crudités & The History Of The Relish Tray

When we were in college, we first learned that our grandmother’s “relish tray” snacks—carrots, celery sticks, radishes, olives—could be elevated to something our friend Carolyn—who had spent her junior year abroad in Paris—called crudités. At a dinner one day, she served what we now know as an crudités plate, artfully cut and arranged. The French,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Jackson Pollock Your Plates

[1] A drip of basil oil, at Botanica | LA, dripped from a spoon (we use a teaspoon). Place your protein on top, or first add another color. [2] An actual Jackson Pollock painting. [3] Sorbet and poached fruit with whipped cream from Matthew Kinney Cuisine. Fling the whipped cream above the plate with a…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Bagelfest Day & The History Of Bagels

Perhaps we should have saved this post, published a few months ago, for today, because… July 26th is National Bagelfest Day, the perfect day for that article, which features delicious bagels with different savory and sweet spreads and toppings—including those off the beaten path. So if you want a true bagelfest, check out the article.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Ice Cream & Beer Pairings

Don’t let National Ice Cream Month (July) pass without doing something special. A year ago, Baskin-Robbins sent us ice cream and beer pairings of their favorite flavors, We found the article in our drafts folder, which inspired today’s tip: Love beer? Love ice cream? Don’t hesitate to serve them together. Beer floats like the Guinness…
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