Pick a Peck

Summer is a time when many chefs observe the KISS principle – that is, “Keep It Simple, Sweetie.” Elemental preparations let the natural flavors speak for themselves, as in grilling farm fresh vegetables with a bit of good quality olive oil and coarse sea salt. While the KISS principle has its merits, our chefs, ever toiling and tinkering, demonstrate with these recipes that a breath of inspiration and a little extra elbow grease can transform summer’s finest produce into dishes with layers of complex flavors and textures.

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Cucumber Corn Eggplant Squash Blossoms Cherries Figs Raspberries


Chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Johan Svensson of riingo
Cucumber and Melon Soup

Chef Allyson Thurber of The Lobster
Lobster Salad and Sweet Corn Pancakes

Chef Giancarla Bodoni of Escopazzo
Arctic Char with Eggplant Puree

Chef Andy D’Amico of Nice Matin
Squash Blossom Beignets

Pastry Chef Matt Maslowski of Lacroix at the Rittenhouse
Chocolate Macaroon with Sour Cherry Compote

Chef Galen Zamarra of Mas
Fig Tart with Black Olive Ice Cream

Pastry Chef Nicole Kaplan of Eleven Madison Park
Raspberry Millefeuille with Ice Wine Granite & Litchi Sorbet


Published: July 2004