Recipe: Peach–Basil Sorbet

Tom Carlin's Peach Sorbet Whether you love peaches or just need something icy to bust the heat, spin up some of this refreshing sorbet from chef Tom Carlin of the Gladstone Tavern in New Jersey. A generous splash of basil syrup adds an elegant twist, and while we used yellow peaches when we tested the recipe, we think that the mild and floral white variety could work even better.

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Giveaway: illy Coffee Trivia Winner

espresso So, what's the ideal extraction time for the perfect espresso? If you guessed 20–30 seconds, congratulations! You're probably drinking a better cup of espresso than most. To fully explain the nuances of preparing this complex coffee drink, we turn it over to the master barista himself, Giorgio Milos. Thanks to everyone for playing!

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Eye Candy: We All Scream for Teeny Ice Cream

Blueberry ice cream For a sweet amuse, chefs Michael Weisshaupt and John Benjamin topped miniature cones with tiny orbs of New Jersey blueberry ice cream. The bite-sized desserts were shuttled from table to table in a repurposed wooden wine box, inspired by the event's rare-wine theme. Check out more images here.

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Recipe: Cooling Salad with Strawberry Dressing

Andrea Beaman Salad with Strawberry Dressing The clock is ticking on this year's strawberry crop. If you're quick enough to snag one of the last pints, purée them for the dressing on this refreshing summer salad. The dressing is inspired by the revelatory pairing of strawberries and balsamic vinegar, and the dish was prepared by former Top Chef contestant Andrea Beaman at her seasonal cooking workshop.

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Recipe: Manila Clams and Chorizo Crostini

Phillip Campanella Manilla Clams and Chorizo Crostini Get your next dinner party started with these appetizing crostini from chef Philip Campanella. They feature a classic Portuguese pairing of clam and chorizo, rounded out with onions, garlic, and oregano.

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Giveaway: Know Your Coffee

illy giveaway Ready for more coffee trivia from illy’s Master Barista Giorgio Milos? This week we’re talking espresso. Here’s our latest question: What is the ideal extraction time to make a perfect espresso? As always, all you have to do to be in the running for a fabulous prize from illy is to put your answer in the comments below. One person with the correct answer will be chosen at random as our winner! Today’s prize? An illy Espresso Lover’s Gift Set. It includes two cans of medium roast ground espresso coffee, an illy red metal espresso tamper, four illy logo espresso cups, an

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