Purple Polenta with Roasted Eggplant Caponata

Purple Polenta with Roasted Eggplant Caponata

Ever since I heard this little segment on the radio a while back I’ve been very generous with tomato paste – pretty much putting it into every dish I can think of. It’s definitely got all those secret ingredient qualities. It builds up lots of super savory umami flavors (especially when browned a bit with… Read more »

The Farmer’s Market Plate

The Farmer's Market Plate

If you come across any farmer’s market in the southern states right about now you’re bound to find a bounty of the things on my plate: okra, tomatoes and eggplant. Soon we’ll get corn and then peaches right after that. The best peaches – so sweet and juicy that just for a moment you forget… Read more »