A giant pot of arroz con pollo is in the plan for an upcoming dinner. Problem, though, is appropriate sides. Mr. Pine wants frijoles, which doesn't do much for me and mixes cultures, to boot! Other ideas? The guests aren't very adventuress eaters.
All hail the ripe summer tomato, potentially a perfect food. Here, the inside of the tomato is the star: the juicy sweet-tart pulp adorns garlic-rubbed, toasted ciabatta, proving that simple food doesn’t mean boring.