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Carrie King

Carrie King is a Brooklyn-based freelance food writer and trained chef. When not in her kitchen or at her desk, she’s poking around a market, searching for the components of her next meal. Carrie believes that in the war against bad cooking, using local and seasonal ingredients is half the battle. You can share in more of Carrie’s culinary adventures at her blog, A Cook Grows in Brooklyn.

Eggplant Rollatini

Eggplant Rollatini

This is not a glamorous dish by any means. It’s kind of messy and not all that pretty or revolutionary. It is what it is. It’s delicious.

Broccoli Frascatelli

Broccoli Frascatelli

Pillowy and toothsome, these dumplings have a texture similar to gnocchi, but they aren’t gnocchi – they are semolina flour and water.

Two Bean Tuna Salad

This is the perfect marriage of bean salad and tuna salad – dressed in a slightly biting dijon vinaigrette, it leaves very little to be desired.

Charred Corn Fritters

Charred corn fritters are a perfect foray into a mid-summer BBQ or as a side dish to a larger meal. The fritters are at once smoky, sweet and salty – while the lemon and dill yogurt sauce provides just a whisper of acid and a freshness that cuts through the fat and helps the dish achieve balance.