Food News: Food & Wine #HOWISUMMER

Food News: Food & Wine #HOWISUMMER

Many -- maybe even most -- city cooks don't have grills so I often get disheartened when I get the summer issues of our favorite food magazines because sometimes the best recipes are ones I can't make.

While the June issue of Food & Wine has its share of things cooked outdoors, even if you don't have a Weber to fire up, there's much to savor.  

If you're heading to Europe this summer and taking advantage of an improved Euro-Dollar exchange rate, there's a piece about the emerging breed of food halls, markets, and food trucks that might make you change your itinerary.  I'm heading to London soon so I've torn out the pages about the Malty Street Market and Kerb, roving food trucks that cluster in the city's public spaces.  But there are also tips about Berlin, Copenhagen, Florence and Rotterdam.

This issue shares well-tested recipes for Blueberry Hand Pies and Banoffee Pie from Kamran Siddiqui, the 22-year old blogger (The Sophisticated Gourmet) and new cookbook author.  Banoffee Pie?  It's an English classic made with bananas, toffee and cream.  

This month's Green Market Math, one of my favorite F&W regular features that helps us cook what's in season, has four imaginative new recipes for snap peas.  And need a new way to showcase all that rhubarb that has arrived at our greenmarkets?  I love the idea of a Pistachio Pavlova with Rhubarb Cream.

There's more, including an envy-inspiring spread about Chicago chef Stephanie Izard's backyard cooking.  I guess some city cooks do have grills.

On newsstands this month and online.  

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