Is This the Pie of the Summer?

Bacon and corn may not be as revered a summer pairing as fresh mozzarella and tomatoes or prosciutto and melon, but it has similar charms — at once savory and juicy, salty and sweet. It’s a combination I’ve used in countless chowders, pastas and quickly made salads. But for this tart, I’ve gotten slightly more…

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Hot Cheese Summer

Do you ever feel the itch to rebel against summer cooking doctrine — the mandate to eat simply grilled fish and shaved vegetable salads — and just absolutely destroy a dish of something steaming, saucy and baked? Do you believe that melted cheese belongs to every season? Is the mozzarella stick your summer totem? I…

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A Mixed Grill to Remember

We all have recollections of exceptional dining experiences that set a benchmark for flavor. It’s funny how a memorable meal lingers in the mind. Perhaps a home cook or a restaurant somewhere made the best (fill in the blank) and, tasting it, you were taken by surprise. It was a small epiphany, a window open…

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