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We say summer’s over, but of course it isn’t. There’s plenty of time left for beach visits and shorts, corn for dinner, bike rides down to the store for ice cream and pop. There are two full weeks left before the autumn equinox, 14 days before we have to start thinking about getting the firewood in and whether there’s time to dry-clean the overcoat we meant to drop off in April, before it gets cold. [..]
Some will want, this weekend, to start planning for the Jewish high holidays, which begin this year on Sept. 20. Even if you’re not doing that, though, do take a look at David Tanis’s new recipe for braised brisket smothered in onions, a nod to the cooking of his mom. It’s awesome.
Sam Sifton New York Times
Karsten Moran for The New York Times
Here is a simple dinner you could cook on a pancake griddle set on the grate above a fire pit or grill in someone’s backyard, as if performing a magic trick. The result is a plate of thick, luscious pork with a deep, burnished crust, redolent of garlic and rosemary, and a sunset of soft, smoky peaches nutty with brown butter.
Adapted from ‘‘Seamus Mullen’s Hero Food,” this fast summer recipe pairs sweet corn with briny clams and smoky bacon for a well-rounded, light dish.
At the height of tomato season, for every perfectly ripe, taut and juicy specimen, there’s an overripe, oozing counterpart not far away. The Tuscan bread salad called panzanella is the perfect place to use those sad, soft tomatoes that are still rich in flavor.
Softer and more fruit-filled than a coffeecake, but with a higher percentage of buttery batter than a cobbler, buckles are harder to classify than they are to make.
This is a classic brisket recipe with no bells and whistles, just deep flavor, moist succulent meat and lots of caramelized onions. The only caveat: Buy a brisket that’s not too lean.
You can make the cake two to three days ahead and store it, well wrapped or under a cake dome, in the refrigerator. It gets even moister as it sits. If you can’t get fresh figs, chopped peeled apple works nicely as a substitute.