Maybe it's a late-in-the-season second wind, but we're craving some old favorites.
Sure, it's been swell riding the ol' no-cook meal train, but suddenly, we want to bring summer a little closer before it slips through our fingers. We're just not ready for the months-long reign of root vegetables. Don't even say parsnip around here.
About this time last year, we partnered up with Whole Foods to create a series around seasonal ingredients, dubbed Sources.
This week, we found ourselves pining for the summer stunners that resulted from that deep-dive. If you, like us, are already waxing nostalgic for a season that hasn't even ended yet, watch on and get your fill.
Shrimp and Chicken Paella, with Cafe Aion’s Chef Dakota Soifer
You haven't experienced heat until you've cooked paella over an open flame on a sweltering Colorado porch. Lean into the high temps, and give Soifer's masterful (yet approachable) recipe a spin—and maybe keep some wet towels handy for your neck
, line cook-style.
Grilled Stone Fruit and Quail, with Chef Melissa King
Scratch that grilling itch while you can, people. There's no better way to do than King's simple homage to the season's mother lode: stone fruit. Pair it with a crisp quail and sharp green onion for the al fresco feast you keep hoping one of your friends will spontaneously whip up. Time to take the initiative, just like your mother keeps saying.
Whole Red Snapper with Citrus and Herbs, with Requin’s Chef Jennifer Carroll
Simple, stunning, and primal, the whole grilled fish is a summertime staple. No tricks, no crazy techniques or hard-to-find ingredients.
THIS ARTICLE IS PART OF OUR MISSION TO ENJOY THE LAST 50 DAYS OF SUMMER LIKE IT'S NOBODY'S BUSINESS. SEE THEM ALL, HERE!