Monday, July 18, 2011

The Hottest Night of the Year

Romantic notions of sultry July evenings be damned, outside of Tennessee Williams' melodramas there's little fun to be had when the humidity reaches 80% and the 9PM temps hover in the 90s. Alas, such is Summer in NYC, never letting us forget its natural origins as swamplands. Luckily Jen Ruske keeps the a/c pumping overtime and serves seasonal perfection on a plate with cooling Vietnamese-inspired flavors in pan-fried chicken (fish sauce, fresh mint and basil, fiery red and green chilies), zucchini and cuke spears with pesto, bowls of steamed veggies and lots of chilled Riesling.

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