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Delicious end-of-summer soup

Posted by Sheryl Julian  September 7, 2010 04:27 PM

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In tomorrow's Food section, you'll find a story on a dinner at Brookwood Community Farm in Canton, held in a field last month. Local cooks Suzanne Lombardi, founder of Tiny Trapeze Confections, and Joan MacIsaac, co-founder of Effie's Homemade in Hyde Park, offered this soup in shot glasses. They also made grilled eggplant caponata, wild striped bass, green bean and fingerling potato salad, and hot-milk sponge cake. Diners ate beside a field of vegetables and flowers.

Chilled heirloom tomato soup
Serves 4

6 medium heirloom tomatoes, cored, peeled, and roughly chopped
2 stalks celery, strings removed, stalks roughly chopped
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, roughly chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
Dash of hot sauce
Pinch of cayenne
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

1. In a food processor, combine the tomatoes, celery, and cucumber. Pulse the mixture until it forms a puree.
2. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in the olive oil, honey, hot sauce, cayenne, salt, and pepper.
3. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Taste for seasoning and add more salt or hot sauce, if you like.
4. Ladle into bowls and garnish with basil. Adapted from Suzanne Lombardi

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Sheryl Julian, the Globe's Food Editor, writes regularly for the Food section.

Devra First is the Globe's food reporter and restaurant critic. Her reviews appear weekly in the Food section.

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