A perfectly ripe peach is the apotheosis of summer. After the seasonal first thrill of eating peaches out of hand (preferably over the sink, to catch the juices), consider one of these seven delicious ways to capture their essence, culled from discussions on our Home Cooking board. Enjoy!
2. For a great summer hors d’oeuvre, top baguette toasts with triple-crème cheese and caramelized peach slices (seared in a hot pan with butter), and finish with drizzles of reduced balsamic and honey. –Lynndsey Rigberg
6. Peach pancakes are delicious! Toss diced fruit into pancake batter (sprinkle of cinnamon optional). –silvergirl
Leena Trivedi-Grenier is a Bay Area food writer and cooking teacher with an undying love for pot stickers. She earned her master's in gastronomy from Le Cordon Bleu. Besides CHOW, her writing appears on her blog Leena Eats and in various food-based encyclopedias.