There’s no cream in this wonderfully summery pasta dish, just a luscious sauce made from puréed fresh corn and sweet sautéed scallions, along with Parmesan for depth and red chile flakes for a contrasting bite. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times)
Melissa has been a food columnist for the Dining section since 2007. She reports on food trends (she introduced the world to the deep-fried Twinkie), creates recipes, and appears in cooking videos linked to her column, A Good Appetite. She’s also written dozens of cookbooks. A native of Brooklyn, she knows where to find the best bagel.
Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao Ancienne Méthod is 40 percent alcohol and comes in 750-milliliter bottles for $25.99 at Astor Wines and Spirits, and $26.99 from drinkupny.com; both of them expect to have the drink in stock next week.