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Last days of summer, in coconut and watermelon.

Last days of summer, in coconut and watermelon.

A Sandwich from The Deli in Sandwich, MA.

A Sandwich from The Deli in Sandwich, MA.

Fishing in Provincetown, MA.

Fishing in Provincetown, MA.

Wellfleets in Wellfleet, MA. 

Wellfleets in Wellfleet, MA. 

August Fridge Inspection, Things Worth Mentioning
1st Tier: A single bite remains of headcheese from the Greenpoint Sunday Farmer’s Market, sitting next to Bonne Maman’s cherry marmalade (they were meant to be together forever). Close by lurks one full jar of grapefruit marmalade with smoked salt (Anarchy in a Jar), the cheapest polish seltzer available, and butter. Duh. 
2nd Tier: Three weeks ago we made rosé risotto, stacked some Meathook pork on top, then drizzled the whole thing with buttery plum sauce. Unfortunately, the leftovers languish here next to curdling whole cream, a Minnesota cucumber, half a cabbage, and 9 brown eggs from some very, very caring farm. 
3rd Tier: As you can clearly see, this shelf contains only. beer. But some of it’s Two Hearted Ale straight from Minnesota. #legit.

August Fridge Inspection, Things Worth Mentioning

1st Tier: A single bite remains of headcheese from the Greenpoint Sunday Farmer’s Market, sitting next to Bonne Maman’s cherry marmalade (they were meant to be together forever). Close by lurks one full jar of grapefruit marmalade with smoked salt (Anarchy in a Jar), the cheapest polish seltzer available, and butter. Duh. 

2nd Tier: Three weeks ago we made rosé risotto, stacked some Meathook pork on top, then drizzled the whole thing with buttery plum sauce. Unfortunately, the leftovers languish here next to curdling whole cream, a Minnesota cucumber, half a cabbage, and 9 brown eggs from some very, very caring farm. 

3rd Tier: As you can clearly see, this shelf contains only. beer. But some of it’s Two Hearted Ale straight from Minnesota. #legit.

There are two sets of fish tacos with guacamole tucked between these queens. <3 Rockaway Taco.

There are two sets of fish tacos with guacamole tucked between these queens. <3 Rockaway Taco.

So there’s Frank (they do a full menu), and Lil Frankie’s (pizza etc.). You should always go to Lil Frankie’s, and you should always go on a Thursday or a Friday, and you should always order the burrata. They fly it in fresh on Wednesdays from Puglia. It’s the real deal. Pictured here: various pastas and one empty plate where the burrata used to be. 

Summer in Minnesota: pick all the vegetables in the garden, pack them in the car, pour a road soda. Stop to pick blueberries and raspberries then shiver through the grocery store while you buy beer and potato chips. At the cabin, go swimming, make a flag cake, and eat chips. No photos survived of the goose dogs, the venison jerky, my family, or the potato cannon. 

Summer in Italy: pizza, zucchini flowers, fresh vegetables.

Sometimes all in your mouth at once.

The Neapolitan Kitchen.

Not pictured: homemade limoncello, a collection of cavalli (horses) tucked everywhere, and cupboards full of canned tomato and boxes of pasta. So it’s a myth that fresh pasta flows from the tables of every Italian kitchen, but we’re over it.