Some of the best cooking advice that we’ve gotten this summer comes from the following suggestion: Don’t cook.
This may seem like an odd recommendation on a cooking blog, but bear with us. The advice comes from Belmont Butchery. Since we talked about them on Thursday, we might as well keep heaping the praise on our favorite shop in Richmond. Anyway- when it gets hot and the days are long, standing behind a hot stove may not be your idea of fun.
But, of course, you still have to eat. So! Assemble a charcuterie plate for dinner and have a nice, relaxed, no-cook dinner out on your patio. We combined two great cheeses (an italian soft cheese and a blue cheese from Virginia), 2 kinds of salami, beautiful slices of prosciutto, water crackers, and crusty baguettes for our charcuterie plate.
The plate was actually created by our good friends, Perry and Dan. (We have to give credit where credit is due.) The four of us enjoyed the meal with a big pitcher of dark and stormys and watched the world go by from our little perch on the patio. Isn’t summer great?