Summer food finds
Ushered in by fireworks and a three-day weekend, summer is now fully upon usbrief, beautiful, and full of opportunities to eat well. That means ripe red tomatoes, sweet corn prepared every which way, lobster dunked in butter, blueberry pie, and plenty of meals en plein air.
There is no shortage of ways to celebrate the season. Everyone has his or her favorites: barbecues and margaritas on the porch, road trips to the Cape or Maine for oysters or peekytoe crab, celebrations like Verrill Farms Corn & Tomato Festival, this year held Aug. 20. The city offers its own delights, from the array at local farmers markets to cooling dishes from around the worldPeruvian ceviche at Rincon Limeno in East Boston, fiery green papaya salad from S&I Thai in Allston, Koreas cooling noodle dish naeng myon at Chung Ki Wa in Medford.
Here are some suggestions for tasting your way through summer, at home or on the road, bite by delicious bite.
Pictured, ice cream from Crescent Ridge dairy bar in Sharon.