Tips for Choosing the Perfect Plum

Plum Crostata

Nothing beats the perfect plum — sweet, juicy flesh encased in slightly tart skin. It’s like biting into summer, literally. There are several varieties of plums, but the base flavors are about the same. You’ll find fresh plums available from June through October. The longer they’re allowed to ripen, the sweeter they become. Look for Hungry for more?

Green Tomatoes

Lemon Herb Fried Green Tomatoes with Lemon Remoulade

For me, green tomatoes are a one-trick pony. They must (yes, must) be dredged in cornmeal, fried to a golden, brown crisp and served with a zippy remoulade. That’s it. No mas. I know that’s a pretty narrow-minded point of view, especially for a chef, but they’re just so darn good I refuse to Hungry for more?

How to Make Raspberry Sorbet

Raspberry Sorbet

There’s no better treat to cool down a hot, summer day like a bowl of refreshing sorbet. Once reserved for diners in fancy restaurants looking to cleanse their palates, sorbets have gone mainstream as even novice cooks have discovered how simple they are to prepare. Raspberry Sorbet Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 2½ Hungry for more?

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