Tues Tunes: Vol. 14 (Guest playlist by Gather Journal)

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Our friends at Gather Journal made you a mix paired with a seasonal recipe!

Gather Journal is a New York-based biannual recipe-driven food magazine devoted not just to cooking and eating, but to what those acts inspire: the bringing of people together. Gather Journal co-founders Michele and Fiorella took their current issue's theme, "Traces", and the winter season as the inspiration for their mixtapes. Much like the issue, both mixes are moody and wintry, with occasional points of lightness, and driven in great part by memories—traces of things that once were. Michele also threw in some love for the Year of the Snake. Best played while preparing, and then, of course, enjoying a plate of ash cheese with smashed tomatoes—a lovely melding of smoky and sweet flavors—alongside a loaf of crusty bread and a bottomless glass of wine. 

Michele Outland, Creative Director & Co-Founder
Fiorella Valdesolo, Editor & Co-Founder

Track List

MIchele's Mix
1. Heartbeats - The Knife
2. Cold Hearted - Paula Abdul
3. Please Don't Say You Love Me (Cyril Hahn remix) - Gabrielle Aplin    
4. Everything Is Embarrassing (Krystal Klear Remix) - Sky Ferreira
5. Losing You - Solange 
6. Champagne Coast - Blood Orange
7. Shelter (Tiga Remix) - The XX
8. Wildest Moments - Jessie Ware  
9. Will Do - TV On The Radio 
10. The Ghost Who Walks - Karen Elson   
11. I Remember - Yeasayer     
12. Open - Rhye    
13. Nuit 2 - Devonté Hynes 

Fiorella's Mix
14. Before We Run - Yo La Tengo
15. We Are Fine - Sharon Van Etten
16. Wild Man - Kate Bush
17. Winter Lady - Leonard Cohen
18. Fade Into You - Mazzy Star
19. We Know Who U R - Nick Cave + the Bad Seeds
20. It's Too Late - Wild Belle
21. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
22. I Ain't the Same - Alabama Shakes
23. Wait and See - Christine Perfect
24. Pensiero Stupendo - Patty Pravo
25. Paris 1919 - John Cale
26. Shoot You Down - Stone Roses
27. Don't Interrupt the Sorrow - Joni Mitchell
28. Get Me - Dinosaur Jr
29. Storms - Fleetwood Mac
30. We Belong Together - Rickie Lee Jones
31. Blanche Comme La Neige - Kate and Anna McGarrigle
32. Footprints - Miles Davis Quintet (the version off record Miles Smiles)

Roasted Tomatoes with Ash Cheese
A generous dash of Pimentón, a Spanish smoked paprika (we favor the hot variety) gives clusters of blistered sweet tomatoes a shroud of spicy smoke that, when paired with an oozing mound of ashy goat cheese and chunks of superficially burnt bread, has a near-narcotic effect on the palate. Just try to tear yourself away.

Serves: 6

3 Tbsp finely chopped shallot
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
¾ tsp picante (hot) Pimentón
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1½ pints (3 cups) cherry or grape tomatoes
⅓ cup chopped bottled piquillo peppers
4 oz mild ash-ripened goat cheese (like Bonne Bouche from Vermont Creamery or Humboldt Fog)
Toasted bread or crackers

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Cook shallot, garlic, and Pimentón in oil in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring, until softened, about 
2 minutes. Add tomatoes, piquillo peppers, and ½ tsp each of salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes are bursting and juicy, about 6 minutes.

2. Transfer mixture to a 1½-to 2-qt shallow baking dish and nestle in the cheese. Bake until cheese is meltingly soft and heated through, about 10 minutes. Tomatoes can be sautéed hours ahead and then just baked before serving.

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