Kate Jennings

Tuna Steaks With Plums
Rating: Unrated
Pairing seafood with cheese used to be a culinary taboo, but chefs like Matt and Kate Jennings of the forthcoming Townsman in Boston are debunking that rule. “My family loves meaty tuna with sweet-tart plums and the salty bite of shaved Parmesan,” Matt says. “Use albacore, but if you have trouble finding it, striped bass or bluefish works beautifully.” Slideshow:  More Seafood RecipesRecipe from Food & Wine Chefs' Easy Weeknight Dinners
Since its kitchen is so tiny, La Laiterie at Farmstead restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island, serves only desserts that can be prepared ahead of time. Kate Jennings, the co-owner and pastry chef, doesn’t mind, since she’d rather make a pie than a soufflé. Here, her homespun style translates into fudgy brownies laced with mascarpone and served with sweet-salty clusters of peanuts and popcorn. More Brownie Recipes