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Editors' Picks — In the Raw

July 7, 2011 • 56 Comments

Raw Zucchini and Bottarga with Lemon and Daikon Dressing  Strawberry Coconut Soup for a Summer Brunch

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Wow! Great round up of recipes. If the oysters are still available would love to test those! Thanks for the ep nominations, too.

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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

I see that lapadia volunteered for the oysters if they can be grilled. If not, I love oysters raw. Let us know.

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about 3 years ago lapadia

"Hey Sagegreen!"... I am shouting out to you to GO AHEAD AND TAKE THE OYSTERS, it's been 18 hours and haven't heard back..hmmm, so since you will truly do them in the "raw", it is fine with me. I may still do them grilled though! :)

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about 3 years ago lapadia

Okay, so it's official "raw" tester = Sagegreen, right?

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Not that my vote counts, but here's what I think. Sagegreen = official tester. Lapadia = make with grilled oysters, and put your notes in a comment for others who prefer cooked to raw!

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about 3 years ago lapadia

"Right on!" HLA :)

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about 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Congrats all on the EP's! I'm swamped this week helping out at the barn feeding 50 hungry riders at camp but I will definitely be testing a lot of these!

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about 3 years ago fiveandspice

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Thanks for the EP! Sorry I missed out on the dibs-ing - I hate all-day meetings on Tuesdays! I would take the oysters, except oysters are the one food in the world I really can't stomach. :( Congrats on all the amazing looking entries.

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about 3 years ago gingerroot

Many thanks for the EPs! Congrats to all the EPs and EP candidates! This was such a fun contest filled with so many fabulous interpretations of "in the raw." I think I could eat from these entries for the rest of the summer!

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about 3 years ago nogaga

I'll take the zucchini and bottarga!

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about 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks for the EP!! I'm really excited that you also used my photo - food photography is something I'm really working on right now!

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about 3 years ago Food52

This is from your friendly editors at Food52.

The two great recipes still up for dibs are: Raw Zucchini and Bottarga with Lemon and Daikon Dressing and Oysters with a Champagne Cucumber Mignonette

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about 3 years ago lapadia

If the oysters can be grilled a bit before "slurping" I would take this one, if it is still available?

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about 3 years ago lapadia

Let me know :)

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

I'll try the Heirloom Gazpacho, please!

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about 3 years ago wssmom

No frills beef carpaccio, please, and congrats to all eps and ep candidates and finalists! :)

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about 3 years ago JoanG

I'll be happy to test the Raw Cauliflower and Raisins salad!

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about 3 years ago sexyLAMBCHOPx

Smashed Peas and Fava Beans with Fresh Mozzarella, if available.

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about 3 years ago Food52

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Yes, it's yours.

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about 3 years ago MGrace

I'll try summer Thai inspired salad

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about 3 years ago Food52

This is from your friendly editors at Food52.

Still up for dibs are: Raw Cauliflower and Raisins Salad; Summer Thai Inspired Salad; Heirloom Gazpacho, Deconstructed; Oysters with a Champagne Cucumber Mignonette; Raw Zucchini and Bottarga with Lemon and Daikon Dressing; Smashed Peas and Fava Beans with Fresh Mozzarella; and No Frills Beef Carpaccio

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Ceviche Dressed in Green, please!

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about 3 years ago AntoniaJames

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I'll gladly test the Melon Mango Slaw with Lime and Ginger, please. Thanks so much. ;o)

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about 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks for testing this AJ! I hope you like it - please let me know if you have any questions on it!

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about 3 years ago AntoniaJames

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Will be making it tomorrow morning, to eat at lunch time. The recipe is clear as can be. Also, I really appreciate that the chili is optional. Can't wait to try it. I know it's going to be outstanding. ;o)

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about 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Yes, the chili is totally optional!

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about 3 years ago Brianne Du Clos

I'll test the pink pepper macerated strawberries!

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks for giving this a whirl! I hope you like it as much as I do.

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about 3 years ago AntoniaJames

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I'm going to make some, too!! ;o)

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Yay! Do let me know what you think, AJ.

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about 3 years ago Brianne Du Clos

I've been dying to try pepper with strawberries. This sounds perfect!

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about 3 years ago lapadia

I haven't found pink peppercorns in my little town, since the local Gourmet Essentials store went out of business, I am having to really search and/or plan a trip to Seattle for special items. But, for this recipe... our strawberries are just starting to get ripe, so I have some time to play with :)

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

I find the pink pepper milder and fruitier than black. I will seriously sometimes nibble on the berries because I like them so much. I've had good luck ordering spices from World Spice Merchants out of Seattle as another option. They've got a great assortment of unusual spices and sell in small quantities.

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about 3 years ago AntoniaJames

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lapadia, please send me your address via the messaging system (through my profile) and I'll send you a packet in an envelope! We can get them easily and dirt cheap on the spice racks (little cellophane packets, packaged and distributed locally) in any independent market here. I'll pop some in the mail tomorrow!! ;o)

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about 3 years ago AntoniaJames

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HLA, have a batch of these underway already. Salivating as I wait, patiently . . . . . ;o)

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about 3 years ago lapadia

@HLA – I have a planned Seattle trip to William Sonoma the end of this month, can check it out there too!
@AJ – so kind of you, it will be here b4 my Seattle trip! Will message you :)
OH!! BTW – as AJ so elegantly stated in her Q&A “I love you all, too, love the camaraderie!”

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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@ lapadia - I wish I'd thought to offer to send them to you! AJ is wonderful for sure. @ AJ - I hope you enjoy them!

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

@lapadia-When you are in Seattle be sure to pop into Penzey's Spice, as well (near Pike Place Mkt). I used to mail order spices from them and they opened a shop here last Oct. It's terrific! Happy to meet up with you, too.

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about 3 years ago lapadia

@HLA - :) :)
@BKR - I order from Penzy's (now & then), wow, last I checked the nearest store was in Oregon, it is great to know about the one in Seattle! Let's talk about a meet up, will message you...

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about 3 years ago Brianne Du Clos

I have the pink peppercorns from Penzey's--I made a special pit stop to a Penzey's store on a recent trip home to Wisconsin. I haven't used them yet, though, so I will soon discover how yummy they are!

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about 3 years ago em-i-lis

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I'll take the crispy carrot and radish slaw.

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about 3 years ago totalnoms

Wow thank you Food52 and em-i-lis! I hope you enjoy :)

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about 3 years ago Hilarybee

I'll take the Radish Toasts with Lemon Basil Butter! Yum! Can't wait

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you for testing, Hilarybee! I hope you enjoy.

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about 3 years ago Marcal

I'll take the blood plum sherbert

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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My favorite salad-aka please!