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Ingredient Wed Jul 22 2009

Peach, mozzarella and basil salad

peachmozzbasil200.jpgYou have to love a dish that doesn't so much have a recipe as it does a short list of ingredients.

I've been thinking about this salad ever since a regular customer mentioned a version of it to me at Saturday's Green City Market. Really, if I say that I made a peach, mozzarella and basil salad, I've told you everything you need to know to make your own.

Yes, I did take a second to peel the peaches. I took another second to grind some pepper and drizzle some balsamic vinegar on top. You could add olive oil. But that's it. The whole thing came together in about a minute.

The tangy sweetness of the peach contrasts with the creaminess of the fresh mozzarella.

It's the perfect one-minute summer salad.

Daniel Shumski works for an orchard and blogs at Fruit Slinger.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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