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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Heirloom Tomatoes with Creamy Corn Buttermilk Basil Dressing


         My friend Edward told me he’d recently had dinner in Manhattan and was served an unforgettable heirloom tomato salad.  Atop a stack of perfectly ripe tomatoes, a corn and cream dressing made the tomatoes even more irresistible.  Since both corn and tomatoes are still flooding farm stands and farmer’s markets, I wanted to share my version of this terrific salad.  But hurry. In no time, the tomatoes will disappear and with them, the sweet corn of summer.  So make this this weekend and I can almost guarantee, you’ll dream about it this winter.

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Hampton Classic 2013 and The 5 Cookies that made the cut



        
Sophia Vergara at The Hampton Classic Sept. 1 2013
The Hampton Classic Horse Show punctuates the end of summer, coming as it does every Labor Day Weekend.  This year the punctuation mark was unquestionably an exclamation point.  The celebrity quotient was through the roof.  Sighted by us were Matt Lauer, Christie Brinkley, Martha Stewart, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Kelly Bensimon, Kathy Hilton, Jon Bon Jovi, Jerry Seinfeld and, lastly Sophia Margarita Vergara Vergara. (Yes, two Vergaras according to her on-line bio.) 
I hate to be blasé about the other bold-faced names but Ms. Vergara was the stand-out. She’s absolutely stunning and much tinier than I ever expected.  As Gloria on Modern Family, she looks voluptuous as all get out.  In real life, Andrew thinks she’s likely a size 4.  With her fiancé Nick Loeb, she rocked the event. That’s saying something because in terms of spectacle the Classic is hard to beat.  Now I know this is a blog about food, and we’ll get to the array of intensely delicious cookies Andrew provided but first, let’s take a look at the Event.