Torn Figs and Burrata

GC introduced me to serving figs with burrata. For this dish, simply tear ripe figs in half and arrange on a platter around large pieces of burrata. Sprinkle with crispy rosemary (fresh rosemary that has been sautéed with olive oil over medium heat until crisp and then patted dry with a paper towel), season with salt and pepper, and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with fresh bread and a nice bottle of wine.

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Burrata and Heirloom Tomatoes

If you start with good ingredients, dinner often makes itself. Tonight, I simply sliced some beautiful heirloom tomatoes and arranged on a platter around a large ball of burrata, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, and sprinkled with torn basil leaves, gray sea salt and a little black pepper. I served with freshly baked bread.