A Perfect Remembrance of the Glory of Summertime

Corn. Tomatoes. NOW.

As the sweet late season corn comes and soon goes, and September’s best tomatoes ripen, now is the ideal moment to enjoy local produce at its peak. Pictured here is a relatively simple salad I make (‘relatively’ because you have to boil a few ingredients briefly) that brings corn and tomato together with local fingerling potatoes, string beans, red onion, arugula and crispy bacon. Dressed with a simple vinaigrette of one-part red wine vinegar to two or three parts olive oil (do not forget salt!) and served with a little baguette, perhaps a spot of chilled Rosé, it is the perfect remembrance of the glory of summertime.

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