• Garlicky Tomato Toast (Pan Con Tomate)

    Some version of tomatoes on toast — a juicy American B.L.T. or Italian tomato-topped bruschetta — is always a good idea, but that’s especially true during high summer, when tomatoes are at their peak.…

  • Scarlett’s Tuna Salad

    For when it’s too hot to cook, there’s the chef Scarlett Lindeman’s tuna salad — the same one she serves at her Mexico City restaurant, Cicatriz. Made with high-quality, oil-packed tuna, the salad is…

  • Atlantic Beach Pie

    Like a dreamy mash-up between a key lime and lemon meringue pie, this surprisingly fast and easy dessert is adapted from Bill Smith, the chef at Crook’s Corner, a Chapel Hill, N.C. restaurant that…

  • Melted-Pepper-Ricotta Toast

    With the vegetal sweetness of caramelized peppers and onions as the base, a topping of fresh ricotta, flaky salt, and mint leaves is a simple way to make a terrific breakfast or lunch. It…

  • Melted-Pepper Spread

    Think of this as a cousin of the classic pepper stews pepperonata or piperade, but cooked down and caramelized to feature the peppers and onions’ sweetness and luscious, spreadable texture. Its terrific as a…

  • Sunny Day Real Estate Cocktail

    The Los Angeles mixologist Alex Day is a fan of the band Sunny Day Real Estate and named this summery drink after them. The cocktail combines the classic aperitifs vermouth and Aperol with a…

  • Lemon-Blueberry Bars

    Fresh blueberries make these lemon bars a bit sweeter than usual, and very jammy, but without compromising their essential acidity. The grated lime zest gives the curd another note of citrus complexity. But if…