Summer Ramen

A few years ago, when I was doing my final tests of this recipe—one of my favorites from Bowl—it was peak August. My poorly ventilated apartment was very much a sweat lodge, and the last thing I wanted to do was bring a pot of liquid to simmer. But I had no choice. I was on …

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Soy-Sauce Stewed Tomatoes

As you know, not much needs to be done to a tomato when it's perfectly ripe. Salt, pepper, maybe some olive oil. Still, it's nice to shake things up a little—but maintain that same spirit of simplicity. An easy dish I like is thick slices of ripe tomato sprinkled with soy sauce, scallions, and pepper, maybe …

Summer Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers are one of those foodstuffs that I never really got into. This is for two reasons. First, because I’m not such a fan of bell peppers—in their raw state at least, I find what flavor they have to be watery, one-dimensional, and surprisingly overpowering—and second, because it seems like such a ubiquitous vegetarian …