Summer is not the time you want to replicate grandma’s hours-simmered ragu sauce.
No, summer is when you want a tomato sauce that comes together in a snap that still boasts that glorious fresh tomato zing.
“Grated Fresh Tomato Spaghetti with Anchovies” is just that dish.
It’s from the new cookbook, “Simple Beautiful Food: Recipes and Riffs for Everyday Cooking” (Ten Speed Press), of which I received a review copy. It’s by Amanda Frederickson, a former cook at San Francisco’s Michelin-starred SPQR, who went on to become a recipe developer, test kitchen cook, and cookbook writer for Williams-Sonoma.
The cookbook includes more than 100 recipes very much attuned to Northern California sensibilities, with dishes such as “Smoked Trout Hash,” “Peanut Soba with Chicken and Mint,” “Broiled Halibut with Citrus Salsa,” and “Fruit Salad with Limoncello and Whipped Mascarpone Cheese.”Read more