Laura Peterson

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Behold the Tomato

• Photos by MARIA ROBLEDO<p>Get them while they're ripe. Our recipes celebrate the freshest flavors of heirloom tomatoes and their exotic offspring.<p>The appeal of the tomato -- once known as the pomme d’amour, or “apple of love” -- endures. Nothing else captures summer so well in one sweet, juicy, …

Fresh Corn Polenta with Avocado and Tomato Salad

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: Summer's best supper, ready in less than 20 minutes.</i><p>Summer corn is truly a sign of the season, so much so that I refuse to eat it at other times of the year -- it …

Cheese lovers! Swap the cheese ball for this cheese owl at your next party

Cheese balls can be so much more than just a chunk of cheddar rolled in nuts, and Michelle Buffardi, author of "Great Balls of Cheese," is dedicated to proving it. Check out how to cheese balls more creative with her clever recipes.<p><b>Wise & cheesy owl</b><p>Serves 15-20<p><i>For the owl:</i><p>16 ounces cream cheese, …

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Your New Summer Pasta: Orecchiette with Zucchini, Tomato, and Ricotta

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat Emiko Davies is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today: A fresh, summery dish from Puglia that's ready in the time it takes to boil pasta.</i><p>Typical of Puglia and its neighbor, Basilicata, orecchiette and …

The Secret to Crisp Salads

For superlative crunch, do what the pros do: Chill vegetables in an ice bath.<p><i>For superlative crunch, do what the pros do: Chill vegetables in an ice</i> …

Tomato and Cabbage Tabbouleh

8 Servings<p>A proper tabbouleh will be mainly vegetables and herbs, with just a smattering of bulgur threaded through.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup bulgur (not quick-cooking)<p>½ medium head green cabbage, cut into 1”-thick wedges, then very thinly sliced crosswise (about 4 cups)<p>1 small sweet onion …

Beyond Baba Ghanoush: 36 of Our Favorite Eggplant Recipes

From baba ghanoush to ratatouille, these are our best eggplant recipes—and soon to be yours, too.<p>Best thing about eggplant? Its versatility. From baba to eggplant parm to ratatouille and fritters, these are our favorite eggplant recipes. And soon to be yours.

25 Delicious Recipes to Celebrate Tomato Season

Gallery25 Delicious Recipes to Celebrate Tomato Season<p>These days, tomatoes are pretty easy to come by year-round, but the way those off-season fruits reach your local grocery store is rarely efficient or environmentally sound. Luckily, the summer growing season is upon us, which means that fresh …

Low-Maintenance Fish Tacos

<i>In Cooking from Every Angle, we hear from our fearless leaders: Food52 co-founders Amanda & Merrill.</i><p><i>Today: Amanda shares her recipe for low-maintenance fish tacos -- no frying required.</i><p>I came late to tacos, which I long associated with too many bowls and a marathon of chopping. And while I could …

7 Easy Pickles for Summer

We live in the era of the pickle: quick fridge, lacto-fermented, water-bath canned. If it can be put up in a jar, you can preserve it. So stock up on …

6 Tips for Cooking the Best Fish Ever

In this week’s Mad Genius Tips video, F&W’s Justin Chapple reveals the easiest way to score and season fish for ultra-flavorful, restaurant-worthy …

The Key to Making Vegetable Kebabs Tasty: Add a Vinaigrette

I'm a sucker for grilled vegetables. Light char and pumped-up sweetness, coupled with the slightly soft, slightly crisp texture? It's hands-down my preferred way to eat veggies. They're great on their own with just oil, salt, and pepper, but I've found that they can get <i>even better</i> when a tangy …

20 roads you should drive in your lifetime

There are millions of miles of roads in the world, and some of these roads provide incredible views of the surrounding landscape. Sometimes, the roads themselves are a work of art.<p>We've come up with the ultimate list of the world's most beautiful roads to prove that sometimes the journey is much …

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