While I am offering you nothing unique by professing my love, her Chez Panisse Vegetables is the perfect encyclopedia of vegetable recipes if you are in the market for one. I read it cover-to-cover as bedside reading.
When these funky little corn husked green tomatillo fruits arrived I knew she'd have the perfect preparation. I, unsurprisingly, obsessed over her version. Home made tacos with tomatillo salsa verde: check. Broiled fluke with the same green deliciousness: check. Grilled chicken and rice topped with this sauce: check. A second batch frozen in two separate baggies for enjoyment this winter: double check. You get the picture! Make it, enjoy it on just about anything, and see for yourself why Alice is a goddess.
Tomatillo Salsa Verde
Courtesy of Alice Waters, The Art of Simple Foods
green tomato, ripe tomatillos are bright green and firm. Found in Mexico as far back as pre-Columbian times, the fruit is now a large domesticated Mexican export with with 80% of the yield sent to the USA.