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Sunny Days Are Here Again, Thanks To Dried Summer Stone Fruit


Last updated 2/6/2020 at 11:24am

If you have read any of my cookbooks, or eaten in my restaurants, you may have noticed that I have a certain fondness for dried fruit. You’ll find them in my desserts, of course. But you’ll also find them turning up in many savory dishes, from stews braises, and sautés to appetizers and side dishes, to salads and soups.

Some of those guest appearances trace back to culinary history. In Austria, where I grew up, it was traditional for frugal people to save some of the harvest for culinary use at other times of year. That’s why raisins would appear with fresh apples in a strudel, or...

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