Oh, hey. Do you like long walks in the woods, eating gooey s’mores by the fire, and making a meal out of whatever you can hunt, fish, or catch with your bare hands? Well, welcome to Camping Week, featuring tastier ways to get your outdoors on. Steve “Wildman” Brill may hail from New York City, but he’s been foraging food across these 50 great states for the last 22 years. (His first haul? Grape leaves, plucked from the wilds of Queens county. Don’t judge.)
The farmers’ market is in full, glorious swing right now. Where I live, tomatoes of every color and dimension sprawl as far as the eye can see, eggplants glow royal purple in the sun, and summer squash are plentiful. Just remember: When food is this fresh and juicy, you can often get away with not cooking it. Here are some starter ideas. Keep it simple and place these guys around the house, in their shells, clean, for folks to snack on. Nothing’s tastier as a healthy snack.
I can’t be the only cook out there who sort of dreads slicing summer tomatoes. The seeds and juice get everywhere, on me, on the floor, all over the sink, and in the strangest crevices of my kitchen. But I’d been hearing whispers in the food world about the joys of that leftover tomato water. People were making fancy-sounding consommés and using it as a pasta sauce, among other things. It all sounded quite lovely, but in the summer, I am lazy. Really lazy.
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