Eggplant Caviar

Ingredients: 1 eggplant, about 1 pound Half a large tomato or one Roma 2 garlic cloves 3/4 teaspoon salt Few grinds of black pepper 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prick the eggplant all over with a fork, and roast on a foil-lined baking sheet until soft,…

Rosemary and Thyme Candied Pecans

Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons demerara sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons finely minced fresh thyme 1 1/2 teaspoons finely minced fresh rosemary 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1 pound pecan halves Fleur de sel or other sea salt, to finish Preheat an oven…

Roasted Pepper Tartine

Ingredients: 2 fresh or roasted red or yellow bell peppers Salt and pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 12 black olives, pitted and chopped 4 large 1/2-inch-thick slices bread 4 tablespoons sun-dried tomato purée or 4 thin slices tomato 4 ounces firm fresh goat cheese log Remove…

Fennel, Apple, and Avocado Crudo

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon crushed pink peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt 1/2 teaspoon finely grated Ruby Red grapefruit zest 6 tablespoons fresh grapefruit juice 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped dill 2 firm, ripe Hass avocados—halved, pitted and cut into very thin wedges 1 fennel bulb—halved, cored and very thinly sliced lengthwise (2 cups) 1…

Fried Okra

Ingredients: 1 cup vegetable oil 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon water 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup panko 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1/2 pound okra, stemmed and sliced into 1/4-inch pieces Line a plate with paper towels and set aside. Heat the oil to 350˚F in a deep-fryer…

Zucchini Latkes

Ingredients: 3/4 pounds zucchini, shredded (about 3 cups) 2 cups chopped onion (about 2 medium onions) 1/2 pound russet potatoes, peeled and shredded( about 1 1/2 cups) 1/2 cup loosely packed grated Parmesan cheese 3 tablespoons finely chopped basil leaves 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest from 1 lemon 2 tablespoons pine nuts 1 tablespoon kosher…

Japanese Vegetable Pancakes

Ingredients 1/2 small head cabbage, very thinly sliced (1 pound or 5 to 6 cups shreds) 4 medium carrots, peeled into ribbons with a vegetable peeler 5 kale leaves, ribs removed, leaves cut into thin ribbons 4 scallions, thinly sliced on an angle 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 6 large eggs, lightly…