Tomato-Oregano Tarts

Main Course, Side Dishes | June 17, 2015 | By

Tomato-Oregano Tart with steamed green beans

I’ve had a copy of Roger VergĂ©’s Vegetables in the French Style sitting on my cookbook shelf for years, and to be honest it has rarely been opened. Published in the mid-90s, it’s one of those books that you leaf through and after a while feel as though you’re looking at pictures and recipes for food you might find in a stodgy old Upper East Side dinosaur of a restaurant, or a cruise ship. But history (and maybe cruise ships) can be fun, or at least enlightening. Chef VergĂ© passed away recently at the age of 85, so once again I opened his book, determined to cook something from it.

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