Save them bones! A roasted chicken deserves a second act. • Photographs by Laura Luciano
I am infatuated with heirloom tomatoes. At the end of summer, when they make their debut at farmers markets in all their miraculous glory, it’s move over beefsteak, you are a bore. The variety of colors, shapes, flavors and sizes heirlooms come in is overwhelming and at times magical; blue tomatoes anyone?
The bones go in a pot. I add a bay leaf, peppercorns (fewer are better) a piece of carrot, celery and a halved onion. Then I let it cook forever, reduce it and freeze it for a pasta fagioli later or some risotto.
here is a light meal that was inspired by my taste of local watermelon gazpacho with Jonah crab; prepared by Chef Randy Santos of Navy Beach in Montauk. This dish will get your palates going, so loosen your belt buckles for the next wave of tastes for a cause.