Do you use the Hotline? If you haven't been lately, you're missing out -- between discussions about tomatoes and tortillas, questions about FOOD52 recipes, and discussions about the quintessential summer meal, it's a lively place. Here are our top 5 Hotline questions of the week:
1. With Memorial Day marking the start of summer, our minds have turned to ice cream, tomatoes, and the quintessential summer meal.Bates,Barley wanted to know which meal FOOD52ers look forward to most during those long winter months. Answers ranged from lobster and fried clams to grilled Mexican style corn, tacos, fresh tomatoes, paella, and vinho verde.
a spun lightweight fabric like Agribon. It is sometimes called Reemay. You can get it from a seed company like Johnny's Selected Seeds. If you treat it well you can use it over and over. It lets sun and rain through but not insects (unless they're already underneath!).
4. Hoping to make fresh corn tortillas, biggreencookbook asked the community if a tortilla press is essential. The consensus? No need for a tortilla maker. A rolling pin or a cast iron skillet are just fine!
I'm Laura Loesch-Quintin, a food writer and photographer, as well as the voice behind the recipe blog gourmette•nyc. Originally from Philadelphia, I was raised in a French-American household where vinaigrette, cornichons, and clafoutis were (and still are) staples. When not cooking, writing, or photographing, I can usually be found exploring the food markets of New York City.