Food & Drink

Food & Drink

You’ll want to put this Sicilian vegetable salad on everything

I don’t use my slow cooker often, but I am most likely to break it out in the summer when my overall culinary mission, besides getting to my nearby farmers market each week, is to avoid standing over a stove or firing up my oven. Based on the popularity of the Slow-Cooker Ratatouille I did for this column last summer, I am guessing many of you feel the same way. So this year I looked toward a different region of the Mediterranean for another summer vegetable dish that lends itself to that appliance and landed in Sicily, with this caponata.

Food & Drink

It’s August, and you haven’t grilled a tuna steak? Here you go

You can forget how meaty and moist a half-inch-thick tuna steak can be – right up until you bite into one. It makes a fine summer meal. Here, a 20-minute marinade of garlic, basil, lemon juice and olive oil brings out just enough sweetness in the fish to pair it brilliantly with ribbons of radicchio and Belgian endive and chopped dandelion greens.

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Special dinner at Luca cancelled

An Aug. 20 dinner at Luca Modern Italian Kitchen in Elizabeth that was supposed to highlight the cooking of assistant sous chef Selasie “Sam” Dotse has been cancelled. The dinner was featured in an events listings in The Observer last week.

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