It’s the end of August, which means you wouldn’t want to heat up your kitchen even if you did have power. Right?



Serves 2

1-2 blocks of ice (available in the bagged ice section of most supermarkets)

2 ciabatta rolls, cut in half, or 4 slices of rosemary olive oil bread

1 heirloom tomato, cut into 1/4 ” slices

Fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/4″ slices

2 tablespoons jarred pesto

1 bottle good quality red wine


1. Fill several large pots and pitchers with water. Set aside.

2. Place ice blocks in refrigerator. Remove mozzarella from refrigerator (quickly!) and close door.

3. Layer tomato and mozzarella on one side of roll/bread. Spread other side with pesto.

4. Return mozzarella and pesto to refrigerator in one fluid motion.

5. Open wine.

This sandwich is best enjoyed by candlelight and away from windows.

To my friends and family on the east coast: good luck and be safe!