Andrea Tursini

  1. Eggplant and Tomato Rice Gratin

    There’s a narrow window at the end of summer when I still have a counter full of eggplants and tomatoes but the weather is cool enough to consider turning the oven to 400 degrees. This weekend was right in the middle of that window. This recipe was inspired by Alice Water’s recipe for Eggplant, Tomato, and Onion Gratin from Chez...
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  2. Summer Rice Noodle Salad

    One of my favorite summer meals is the Rice Noodle Salad from Lynne Rossetto Kasper. It requires little stove time, can be made with any number of veggies either raw or cooked, and tastes very fresh and cooling, especially on super hot days. You might also try adding thinly sliced sugarsnap peas, julienned carrots, and really any seasonal summer greens...
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  3. Spring Salad with Meyer Lemon Cream Dressing

    The thrill of cutting real heads of lettuce from our hoop house in April cannot be overstated. Head lettuce in these parts is a phenomenon of early June if we’re lucky. So when trials staff started bringing in compact, beautiful, vibrant heads of lettuce for us to take home, I was first in line. This recipe is about as simple...
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  4. Caramelized Onion and Artichoke Tart

    At this time of year when fresh, local produce is lean, I am increasingly grateful for the bushel baskets of onions and shallots we have squirreled away in our basement. As each gardening season passes, my husband and I have been devoting more and more garden space to produce that will keep well into the winter. Everyone loves tomatoes and...
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  5. Butternut Squash and Cheddar Bread Pudding

    In my childhood home, our holidays were vegetarian affairs, much to the shock of my Ohio suburban friends. Even now after embracing an omnivorous life, the turkey centerpiece of the traditional holiday meal isn’t what I look forward to most about the meal. The vegetable sides are where the action is in my opinion and this recipe is one of...
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