And yet, Shabbat must go on. I’ve got friends coming over for lunch, and they’ll be expecting something more elaborate than a cup of ice and a cool towel.
So what’s an overheated chef to do? Here’s a round-up of the best ways to cook cool:
-Mark Bittman’s 101 Simple Salads for the Season is an amazing collection, over half of which are vegan or vegetarian.
-If you’ve gotta have chicken, grill it fast and top it cool. I love Jeffrey Nathan’s grilled chicken with mango salsa.
-Did you know that bulgur doesn’t need to be cooked? This tabouli salad is a winner.
What’s your favorite way to cook cool?