Recipes

Recipes

You say tomato, I say delicious

Even if you got a late start on planting, you should have some homegrown tomatoes by now. You’ve been waiting a long time for this. The first ripe ones you probably popped in your mouth right there in the garden or bit into over the sink.

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Eggplant favorites, rooted in Sicily

It’s hard to imagine Sicilian cooking without eggplant. You find it in every market, in every restaurant and certainly in every home kitchen. Having recently visited Sicily, I remember each eggplant binge fondly – and there were many.

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‘Bangkok’ cookbook avoids clichés, digs deep into city’s food

“Bangkok” is Leela Punyaratabandhu’s detailed portrait of the bustling metropolis she grew up in. Though she eventually moved to Chicago for college, the food of her youth always remained important. She started writing the wildly popular blog She Simmers (www.shesimmers.com) about cooking Thai food and now splits her time between Chicago and Bangkok.

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Beat the heat with easy icebox desserts

OK, so you signed up to bring dessert to that neighborhood potluck, family reunion or backyard cookout. But geez, it’s been so hot, and the very idea of firing up the oven to bake a cake or pie for an hour or more just makes you swoon and fan yourself like Blanche Dubois.

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These pizzas taste just like summer

It doesn’t take much to transform a workaday weekday into one that feels like a notable weekend. The smell of marinated meat searing on the grill makes Wednesday night feel like Friday night. The vision of a crisp, cool salad with fruit and greens from the farmers market turns back the clock from Monday to Sunday afternoon.

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A menu fit for the Fourth

Food on the Fourth of July is almost as tradition-bound as that table-buckling Thanksgiving spread. People like good ol’ American favorites, like hot dogs, burgers or ribs. On the side are fresh corn on the cob, a scoop of Mom’s potato salad and crisp, cold slices of watermelon.

Videos

Turkey 101: How to cook a turkey

Mary Pitman, of Pitman Family Farms and Mary's Turkeys, shares her top tips of how to cook a turkey at Whole Foods on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Fresno.
Silvia Flores The Fresno Bee
Turkey 101: How to cook a turkey 3:26

Turkey 101: How to cook a turkey

Make salted butterscotch cookies with the Domestic Rebel 1:29

Make salted butterscotch cookies with the Domestic Rebel

Putting up tomatoes? Here are tips for safe canning 1:52

Putting up tomatoes? Here are tips for safe canning

Here's an easier way to peel tomatoes without wasting much 1:00

Here's an easier way to peel tomatoes without wasting much