End-of- summer soup

End of Summer Soup

Now that nights are cooler, it feels good to switch on the stove. Here’s a late-summer soup, this week’s Waste Not crisper-cleaner recipe. While you cut up the vegetables, simmer their trimmings to make a broth. While the soup cooks, make a quick pistou, a French kissing cousin of pesto. (If basil is in short supply, use a mixture of flat-leaf parsley and basil leaves.) […]

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Tian (French eggplant, tomato and zucchini casserole)

In late summer thoughts turn to ratatouille, the classic French dish made with eggplant, tomato and zucchini. Tian, another Provencal classic, uses the same vegetable trinity.  Why isn’t it better known? Is it the challenging name: Tian? (Say tee-on to get a very approximate idea.) Look for vegetables similar in diameter: a slim Italian (not Asian) eggplant, a medium zucchini […]

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