Summer eats

7 Jul

Bon Appetit’s summer manifesto – 26 rules you should be following for summer eating.

Among my favorites:

Rule No. 1

The first law of summer eating

While we can’t drill down too deep on this data-wise, it’s hard to contest the fact that food tastes better when you eat it outside, preferably using your hands.

Rule No. 3

Speaking of lazy

Don’t even bother cooking that corn. If it’s sweet enough, all you have to do is shuck it, cut the kernels off the cob, and toss with lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, salt, and pepper. (And no one’s going to complain if you throw in cherry tomatoes or avocado.) It’s great as a salad, a salsa, or a condiment.

Rule No. 7
No one is going to improve upon the tomato sandwich

No one—not Alice Waters, not that Danish guy whose place was voted Best Restaurant in the World, maybe not even God. Put a few slices of the juiciest tomato you can find on your favorite toasted bread with mayo, a sprinkle of sea salt, and a couple of grinds of pepper. Eat open-face.

Rule No. 22
You should do whatever you can to avoid turning on
the oven in the summer.
Unless there’s a Peach Pie in the equation

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