Butter Babe

Maître d’Hôtel Butter

Slather this irresistible butter over steak, fish, or poultry for some lovely lemony-herby lusciousness in just seconds. C’mon. You know you want some.

A slice of rustic bread topped with thin slices of lardo, all on a wooden cutting board

Hog Heaven: Lardo di Colonnata

Lardo di Colonnata is the pristine, silky fat from pigs that sup on forest nuts near the Italian town of Colonnata and that’s cured in an herby brine.

A cocktail glass with a scoop of summer tomato sorbet and a sprig of basil for garnish.

Tomato Sorbet

Heirloom tomatoes go on ice for this simple yet elegant sorbet. Use yellow, red, orange, or purple fruit, but my all means, make this sorbet.

Four slices of bruschetta topped with tomato on a wooden cutting board.

Bruschetta with Tomato

Bruschetta rubbed with garlic and loaded with tomato are de rigeur summer fare. Pile heirloom tomatoes on the toast for a twist on the classic.

Four whole and one halved green tomato with a sprig of thyme and a couple of sage leaves to be used in the corn and green tomato salad.

Corn and Green Tomato Salad

For this salad, fresh corn, green tomatoes, and red onion are tossed in a refreshing Champagne vinaigrette. All hail summer!