You'll be hearing from the staff at Food52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.
It's almost that time again -- that time to kiss our precious tomatoes, corn, stone fruits, and other summer treasures goodbye. But before we get nostalgic, we want to make sure we take advantage of these last weeks while we have the chance. Which brings us to this week's question:
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What's on your bucket list to make before summer comes to a close?
Are you baking pie? Eating thick tomato slices sprinkled with salt? Or churning out as many pies as humanly possible? Tell us in the comments!
Lindsay: I'm with Brette, bring on the tomatoes! I can't stop eating tomatoes with ricotta cream, pea shoots, and basil salt -- but I'm going to force myself to save some from my garden for tomato jam and freezer batches of tomato sauce.
Karl: I've enjoyed grilling the heck out of baby eggplants of late, the more caramelized the better.
Amelia: Growing up, my town had an annual Peach Festival, which celebrated all things peach. (I still think I could have made a pretty good Peach Queen...) So peaches are sort of a nostalgic fruit for me and I can't get enough at this time of year.
Stephanie: Tomatoes. All the tomatoes. I bought some at a market the other day and somehow by the time I got home they had all disappeared. They were like candy.
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