TIP OF THE DAY: Mixed Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

So simple but so delicious, the Caprese salad (insalata caprese in Italian) layers slices of tomato and mozzarella di bufala* with fresh basil. The dressing is a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The salad is named after the Italian island of Capri, where it was widely popularized in the 1950s following its “discovery”…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Triple Heirloom Tomato Salad

A tomato salad feast. Photo courtesy chef Mauro Colagreco.   A tomato lover’s favorite months should be August and September, when the crop of vine-ripened tomatoes yields exquisite bounty. We splurge on $4/pound heirloom tomatoes (that’s the New York City price—don’t let it scare you if you live elsewhere), which are available at our farmers…
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