green zebras, pasta pens, pansy purple micro radishes


The parts seemed promising, but the whole was totally wicked.

  • five smallish green zebra cultivar tomatoes from our friend’s garden in Lower Hayfields, roughly chopped, mixed with a generous amount of torn New York City basil from Gotham Greens (via Whole Foods), a few leaves of dried sage from Stokes Farm, and a good squeeze of fresh lemon juice, then tossed into a large pan in which 3 minced cloves of garlic from Willow Wisp Farm had been cooked in olive oil until fragrant, succeeded  by one very large minced fresh shallot from Lucky Dog Farm, also cooked, stirring until softened, seasoned with salt and freshly-ground pepper before half a pound of Afeltra Penna Rigata [‘grooved pens’] from Eataly, cooked al dente, was added and emulsified by stirring further for a minute or two over a low flame with a little reserved pasta water, served in bowls, drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with micro purple radish greens from Two Guys from Woodbridge
  • the wine was an Italian (Alto Adige/Südtirol) white, from Chelsea Wine VaultLa Manina Manincor 2013
  • the music was the remainder of the album, Olivier Messiaen: ‘Vingt Regards Sur L’Enfant Jesus’, performed by pianist Joanna MacGregor we had been listening to on Sunday morning