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On a short trip to London late in the spring , I had the pleasure of dining at Honey & Co., the first solo venture of two Ottolenghi alums, the Israeli couple Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich. Their tiny Middle Eastern eatery now has siblings: a second, larger restaurant called Honey & Smoke, a little shop called Honey & Spice — all three within a small radius — and four cookbooks, the most recent of which, “Honey & Co: At Home,” is out this month.
Iceberg lettuce. Pink tomatoes. Bottled dressing. The salad of my youth, a requisite part of every meal, was all that I knew, and I liked it. Start the meal with a slice of melon or half a grapefruit, move on to the iceberg salad, and then a main course.
Nothing says family fun like skewering beef for the “barbie” — Daddy just loved Crocodile Dundee and so an extra bite of beef goes to anyone that gets that reference.
When the mercury rises, there is nothing more refreshing than a glass of bracingly cold lemonade. Not even iced coffee quite compares. But there is one drink that manages to improve upon perfection: limonanna — a sweet-tart mashup of lemons, sugar and heaps of fresh mint. Variations on the drink are served throughout the Middle East, but the name was coined in an Israeli advertising campaign in the 1990s. It’s a mixture of the Hebrew words for lemon (limon) and mint (nana).
For several years, a key part of our Shabbat has been the weekly journey to the farmer’s market to pick up our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share. Beginning in early July and lasting until approximately mid-September (if we are lucky), freshly picked corn on the cob is the centerpiece of our share. We plan Saturday dinners around it. The meal begins with Mr. Matt’s corn (in my son’s parlance), and is built from there with veggie burgers for protein. If we are really lucky, we have also received beets with good greens in our share that we can use.