Deborah Madison

Deborah Madison is the author of numerous best-selling cookbooks, including Seasonal Fruit Desserts: From Orchard, Farm, and Market (Clarkson Potter, 2010).
Fragrant Onion Tart
This savory tart makes a wonderful lunch or dinner entrée served with a green salad.
Turnip Soup


You can make the soup chunky or purée it. If you’ve got turnip greens, chop off the stems, cook the greens separately in salted water until tender, and then chop and add at the end of cooking the soup. If the potatoes are organic, leave the skins on. If not, peel them.

6 simple summer fruit desserts
Succulent fresh fruits are among summer's greatest joys. Savor the abundance with recipes from celebrated chef and author Deborah Madison.
Pineapple with Passion Fruit
A ripe, chilled pineapple makes one of the best fruit desserts, as well as the simplest; add a little passion fruit and it becomes even more special.
Apricot-Cherry Crisp
A rich summer treat with stone fruits
Quick Sauté of Plums with Ginger
By itself, this compote makes a refreshing summer dessert (or breakfast fruit, for that matter), but you can also use these plums in a kuchen or a free-form tart with a yeasted crust. Pour off the juice, reduce it until it’s really syrupy, and then spoon it over the cooked fruit. Cardamom is another wonderful spice to add, and so are orange and clove. A Thai basil leaf wouldn’t be out of place, either.
Strawberries with Lemon and Honey
A quick and refreshing take on strawberries
Fresh Blueberry Tart
A decadent dessert for the entire family.
Peaches With Ginger Biscuits
Delicious ginger biscuits with fresh peaches
Beet Salad with Avocado, Arugula and Goat Cheese

This is a versatile salad, so improvise with different ingredients and cheeses, such as nuts and feta. A mixture of beet colors makes a gorgeous dish, but separate reds until the end to avoid staining the others. Whether large or little, beets taste about the same. Large ones just take longer to cook.

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