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Melon Salad with Ricotta Salata. Golden Cherry Tomato. Strawberry Confit. Purple Basil. Cashew. Cayenne

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Appetizers / Fruit / Gluten Free / salads / Savory / Summer / Sweet

“Inevitably our words convey mere fragments of the reality on which our experience fed——then at least with a shadow of what in the depths of our soul we know to be untranslatable: the pure emotion of an encounter, the wonder of a discovery, that fleeting moment of silence before the word is produced that will remain in the memory like the traces of a dream that time will never completely erase.” —José Saramago    

Crispy Horseradish Gnocchi : Stewed Black Grapes. Scarlet Turnip Shavings. Goat Gouda Cheese and Greens

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Appetizers / Fruit / Pasta / Risotto / salads / Savory

I came across this recipe here. It calls for Yukon Gold potatoes over the standard Idaho Russets, no eggs, just some olive oil, and it uses  “00” and cake flours. These gnocchi are light, fluffy, and crisp, encased in a very potato-ey crunch when fried. Horseradish Gnocchi  Recipe slightly adapted by Paula Wolfert via—Food and Wine // Serves 4-6 kosher salt + some for sprinkling 2 pounds medium yukon gold potatoes 2/3 + 1/4 cup “00” flour, or all-purpose […]

Setting the Tone : Gruyere Steeped Celery Root and Pumpernickel Rye Toasts

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Appetizers / Savory / soup

Gruyere Broth // Makes 2 cups 3 cups water 3 oz gruyere cheese, roughy sliced 1 leek, stalk only, sliced 1 tsp salt * 1 square sheet cheesecloth and kitchen twine Roughly slice or chop the gruyere and place onto a square cut of cheesecloth, secure it with kitchen twine, and set aside. In a small sauce pot, over medium heat, combine the water, cheese sachet, leeks, and salt. Let the contents simmer for about […]