In today's New York Times' Dining Section... not a lot going on for a cook. Must be August.
Forbidden? Not the Mangosteen: The banned fruit and its devotees.
Summer Soup With Zing: A Dash of Wine: The Minimalist makes a Cold Cherry Soup with Mango (and a nice helping of fruity red wine). Be sure to watch the video.
A Party Menu That the Host Can Enjoy: The Bringing It Home column, focusing on wares from the Greenmarket, serves a Leek, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tart and Smoked Trout with Lemon-Chive Sauce PLUS... • The Customer Wants a Juicy Steak? Just Add Water: Marian Burros explains how a juicy steak may have more to do with the water and saline solutions injected into the meat by the food industry than how you marinate or cook it. • Refined Tequilas, Meant to Be Savored: Asimov takes the week off of wine (and margaritas) and tries some sipping tequilas. • A Tangy Chaser That Tastes as Good on Food as It Does in a Glass: Florence Fabricant offers two recipes to serve with sipping tequilas: Smoky Sangrita and Sangrita Carnitas.