New Ways to Serve Crudite: It's a Farmers' Market After-Party!
Channel the Land
"Crudites are not just a haphazard bowl of cut-up carrot and celery sticks," waxes Martha in her 1982 book, "Entertaining." "They are closer to a good still life, an artful edible exhibit." We couldn’t agree more.
Go Farm to Fridge
To maximize flavor and life span, wash and store veggies immediately upon bringing them home.
Veg on Ice
To keep crudites satisfyingly crisp, submerge them in an ice-water bath for one hour before serving.
Think Crudite Ombre
Go monochrome with a striking platter of emerald-hued crudites.
Be Au Naturel
Leave the green tops on carrots and radishes for a whimsical homage to fresh produce at its peak.
Get in a Pickle
With a little advance planning, adding a few pickled vegetables is a fun way to mix up the platter.
Drink Your Greens
Don’t forget a seasonal signature cocktail, like these watermelon Bloody Marys -- you’ve got your garnish all set.