Today: Shauna shares your new gluten-free, go-to appetizer.
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We first had slices of farinata, a thin chickpea crepe, in Cinque Terre. Farinata is sometimes used in Italy as a base for pizza for those of us with celiac, but it's also street food at its finest: hot, crisp, flavorful. This is one of the few foods where garbanzo bean flour truly works.
As much as I love thin chickpea crepes, I also like playing with the idea of a savory chickpea cake. Think of it as a savory appetizer, with a dollop of cold ricotta, and a warm tangle of caramelized onions on top.
Shauna writes about food. Danny cooks it.
We grow excited every Saturday morning to go to the farmers' market. This time of year, a Billy Allstot tomato is enough to make us look like goons at the stand, jumping up and down with excitement. We will eat one slice with sea salt, standing over the sink. Another goes to our baby daughter. The rest might go into the smoker to make smoked tomato salsa, or thrown together with watermelon and good olive oil for a watermelon gazpacho, or stacked with smoked salmon and drizzled with horseradish sour cream.
Every day is new. I have no idea what we're having for dinner tonight. But I'm sure interested to find out.