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Maryland Crab & Corn Soup

Here’s my annual farewell-to-summer recipe. The end of the fresh corn and the last few beautiful tomatoes join with a pile of juicy crab to make this gorgeous bowl of soupy goodness. If you really want to boost the Maryland-ness … Continue reading

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Red Chili

Football kicks off the decisive match-ups this time of year, and in honor of that, I present my latest chili recipe, Red Chili. This one focuses on the flavor of beef and tomato, adding just enough spice to make things … Continue reading

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Tomato Soup with Corn & Ham

Well, summer is over, but yesterday was sunny and hot, and the farmer’s market had the tail end of the summer harvest, so I’ve got one more summer recipe to share, though this is one that is perfect for a … Continue reading

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Tomato Corn Spoonbread

Summer saddens a little as it fades to cooler autumn, but the end of summer is when the corn and tomatoes are at their prime. Plump and tart and juicy and warm from the sun, redness made round, tomatoes just … Continue reading

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Tomato Papaya Salsa

Papaya is a wonderfully versatile fruit, perhaps because it is not too sweet. Its ripe flavor is subtle, hinting at the subtropical mango and durian, but without the cloying sweetness that characterizes those fruits. Unripe, it is fantastic shredded and … Continue reading

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Shrimp Creole 2

Here’s another shrimp creole recipe, somewhat simpler than my earlier one. I’ve reduced the fat in the recipe by making a smaller roux, substituted fennel for the celery, increased the wine to 1 cup, and used a little less tomato. … Continue reading

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Orzo with Tomatoes, Feta & Mint

In Italian, “orzo” means barley. Originally, these cute little rice-shaped pasta grains were made from barley, but now they’re made from the same thing as most boxed pasta, semolina. I guess this dish is sort of a pasta salad, because … Continue reading

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Tomato, Mango & Onion Salsa

Putting fruit in salsas isn’t exactly new, but many people still think it’s a little weird. It’s not. The sweetness of fruit is a perfect counterpoint to the acidity of a good tomato and the saltiness of a good chip. … Continue reading

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Tomato Gazpacho

OK, so here’s a more traditional gazpacho. Be sure to use only the very best tomatoes you can find. Those rock-hard, well-travelled, tasteless red orbs at the grocery store are NOT what you want here. Grow them yourself or buy … Continue reading

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Fried Green Tomato & Scrapple Napoleons

Hey, don’t knock it if you haven’t tried it! This is a great way to enjoy green tomatoes and obscure pig parts, two greatly underused ingredients. Fried Green Tomato & Scrapple Napoleons serves 4 1 lb scrapple, sliced the short … Continue reading

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